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DeltaNu1142
01-18-2011, 07:54
My brother purchased a nice single-point sling (I believe it's a Gear Sector?) for me to put on my M4-style carbine. It's got a tension strap that runs down the left-hand side of the rifle (I'm a righty) and then a loop that goes around my body & clips to a sliding point on the tension strap.

I have a sling swivel at the 9:00 position at the front of the handguard. What I'm looking for is a decent option for mounting the rear of the tension strap at the end plate. I'd like a quick-disconnect so I can remove the tension strap easily. I've looked through the M4 sling thread & I'm really just looking for a source for a decent rear end plate that I can use with a rear disconnect. THANKS!

JASV.17
01-18-2011, 08:22
I have the Gear Sector single point, and I run it into this...

http://www.gearsector.com/view/product/172/

I love it. Clean, easy, does not interfere with any stock positions (not that I adjust my stock at all, but still).

Some people don't like the idea of them since it potentially could come loose and you'd loose your detent (thus shutting down your rifle), but I don't see that as an issue for me. Just be sure to stake it properly.

Another option would be this..

http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/Tango-Down-PR-4-Rear-Sling-Mount-p/tango%20down%20pr-4.htm

But for my use (and especially the price), I love the Noveske.

DeltaNu1142
01-18-2011, 08:33
Another GT'er just PM'd me & has a solution up on gunbroker.com, here:

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=211152205

I like it, and I think I may go that route.

Thanks!

mvician
01-18-2011, 08:50
SLAP plate if you want to run a "hook" style

http://ikickhippies.com/slap/


Noveske endplate if you want to run a QD connect

http://www.rainierarms.com/?page=shop/detail&product_id=1363

NeverMore1701
01-18-2011, 08:57
DD QD endplate.

https://danieldefense.com/mounts-1/sling/rear-receiver-qd-swivel-attachment-point.html

surf
01-18-2011, 10:27
I like the Daniel Defense and the Noveske end plates as already linked. I do not like the end plates with QD's that stick out on the sides as they tend to get in the way.

DeltaNu1142
01-18-2011, 10:48
I DO like the DD QD endplate--however, the tension strap is intended to be pretty tight & tensioned toward the front of the weapon, I assume, and would probably result in the QD being more or less impossible to D, especially Q'ly...

I think I'm going to need to go with something that juts out to the side--and if I do, I like the option PM'd to me:

http://pics.gunbroker.com/GB/211152000/211152205/pix061399644.jpg

It looks like it's lacking the typical sharp edges that would be susceptible to hanging up on stuff.

RyanNREMTP
01-18-2011, 11:38
Here's what I have on mine. It's made by Blackhawk and is ambidextrous.
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj172/RyanNREMTP/Blackhawkslingadapter.jpg

drizzle
01-18-2011, 12:29
http://store.magpul.com/product/mag500/100

I like this. Yes, the koolaid is tasty :)

mvician
01-18-2011, 14:25
My brother purchased a nice single-point sling (I believe it's a Gear Sector?) for me to put on my M4-style carbine. It's got a tension strap that runs down the left-hand side of the rifle (I'm a righty) and then a loop that goes around my body & clips to a sliding point on the tension strap.





OK, just re read your description........you are describing a 3 point sling, and Gear Sector does not make 3 point slings.

DeltaNu1142
01-18-2011, 14:42
You could be right--however, every image I can come up with for "three point sling" shows a strap along the weapon ("tension strap", maybe) and then a sling connected at two points. Mine only connects at one point--a sliding piece that travels on the strap along the receiver.

I'm really giving Google Images a workout trying to find it, but not having any luck. If I think of it when I get home, I'll punch up the make of the sling because I know it has a tag on it.

NeverMore1701
01-18-2011, 15:17
Weird, I don't recall ever seeing anything like what you're describing.

surf
01-18-2011, 16:16
I am probably like others who read your post. Initially I just saw single point sling mount options and didn't really read everything well. But as mentioned, when I read the entire post, I too am a bit confused about the sling set up that you are trying to describe. Definitely post a picture or a link when you can and I am sure we can help you out better.

DeltaNu1142
01-18-2011, 16:49
I'm playing with the sling now, it's a Spec Ops, and there are literally NO PHOTOS on the internet anywhere of this sling or anything like it--so I've gone & put the first ones in existence on GT.

Now, naturally, the thing isn't attached, as determining how I'm going to do that is the purpose of this thread. I do have a sling swivel at the front of the handguard.

http://i.imgur.com/QftEml.jpg

As you can see, there are these two plastic bits on the center of the strap (I don't know what they're called--strap locks?) between which the single-point connection can slide. Those are adjustable, so you can determine how much "slide" you want along the receiver.

http://i.imgur.com/pqJpbl.jpg


Thoughts?

This sling is the reason I wanted the B.A.D. Lever - so I could access the bolt release from the right side of the weapon. That strap, when installed correctly, should be tight against the left side (I think?).

BBJones
01-18-2011, 17:57
Ditch that monstrosity. :P

Looks like way too many straps.
Get a VTAC or Vickers 2 point or look for a quality single point.

NeverMore1701
01-18-2011, 18:15
That is very.... Busy.

Unistat
01-18-2011, 18:34
I got a Magpul ASAP (http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/Magpul-ASAP-Ambidextrous-Sling-Attachment-Point-p/mag500.htm) yesterday. I like it so far. I did have to grind the inside of the "flanges" that fit to the lower to get it to fit. That's because I was trying to jam it onto a POF P-308 and those lowers are a little beefier.

Unistat
01-18-2011, 18:36
Ditch that monstrosity. :P

Looks like way too many straps.
Get a VTAC or Vickers 2 point or look for a quality single point.

Hell, even a sling you make yourself out of 1 1/4" nylon straps from Gander would be better than that.

mvician
01-18-2011, 18:38
Here are the Spec Ops slings

http://www.specopsbrand.com/Categories.asp?CatID=5


Here are the installation instructions

http://www.specopsbrand.com/instructions.asp

Tucson_1
01-18-2011, 19:54
I got a Magpul ASAP (http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/Magpul-ASAP-Ambidextrous-Sling-Attachment-Point-p/mag500.htm) yesterday. I like it so far. I did have to grind the inside of the "flanges" that fit to the lower to get it to fit. That's because I was trying to jam it onto a POF P-308 and those lowers are a little beefier.

I've had the ASAP for some time now, maybe a year... I didn't note the date I purchased it. I've really liked it and I have it coupled with an actual single point sling.

DeltaNu1142
01-18-2011, 20:13
Hell, even a sling you make yourself out of 1 1/4" nylon straps from Gander would be better than that.
Thanks for your input. I have a simple two-point that I can use should I choose to go that route.
Here are the Spec Ops slings
http://www.specopsbrand.com/Categories.asp?CatID=5
Here are the installation instructions
http://www.specopsbrand.com/instructions.asp
Yeah, I went to the Spec Ops site & saw what they have; but I'm certain, mine is none of those. I have the installation instructions and I'm 99% sure I've got it right as pictured.

Ultimately, I'm going to end up taking it to a tailor or seamstress (what's the PC term?) to get it cut & sewn the way I want it--so I was focused on getting the end plate right. Yep, busy--because it's not even attached yet.

You can always count on GT for comments alluding to how bad something sucks or how much better someone else's stuff is; but fortunately, there are still folks out there interested in augmenting our collective knowledge (or whatever you want to insert that doesn't offend your sensibilities). Thanks guys!

Unistat
01-18-2011, 20:25
...Thanks for your input...

Don't take it personally chum, you can ask the question but you can't control the answers. I like what I like and you can take it or leave it, and I extend the same understanding to you. :)

Unistat
01-18-2011, 20:26
I've had the ASAP for some time now, maybe a year... I didn't note the date I purchased it. I've really liked it and I have it coupled with an actual single point sling.

Yeah, I've got mine on a cheap sigle point that I'll have to replace eventually. The main thing is that my wife is a lefty, so the ambi-ness of the POF and Magpul ASAP were a good choice for us.

Glock21Owner
01-18-2011, 21:31
****** has some great single point bungee slings for a very low price. American made too

http://www.******tactical.com/pds.html

Tucson_1
01-18-2011, 22:15
You can always count on GT for comments alluding to how bad something sucks or how much better someone else's stuff is; but fortunately, there are still folks out there interested in augmenting our collective knowledge (or whatever you want to insert that doesn't offend your sensibilities). Thanks guys!

My response was to the original topic of "Single point sling mounting options".
I was not trying to allude to the sling you have as being inferior when I used the statement "an actual single point sling". I was just expressing the solution I provided was specific to slings that attach to a single point on the rifle. What you have presented as a single point sling differs from those that I have seen and the solution I provided may not suite the sling you are working with.

I've found the ASAP sling adapter to work well with a sling that attaches at a single point (the end plate). The sling I use is not high-end by any means. It's a Blackhawk Storm. So I'm not talking down, just offering an option for attaching a single point sling... I didn't intend for my input to be anything other than constructive.

DeltaNu1142
01-19-2011, 05:25
Hey Tucson, thanks--your input is/was valuable, and I wasn't referring to your post. I'm planning to configure the sling such that I can connect it to the end plate as a single-point (just as you've described) and then also use the "tension strap" idea as it's designed (it's supposed to be enable you to switch from righty to lefty quickly, for example). I can accomplish this through the use of the multiple snap connectors on the straps. I know this sounds a little wonky, but it's feasible. I like the idea of having a configurable sling for various applications. I don't need an ultra-versatile sling, but having a couple of options to choose from is always good.

I realize it looks like there's a lot going on in the photo, but it's really pretty simple once you actually 'install' it.

trlcavscout
01-19-2011, 05:35
So you just need one like this?

http://www.ar15pro.com/item/77454_GGG_Grips_Pads_Stocks_GGG_MURP_SLING_ADAPTER.aspx

And I am just asking but that looks similar to one I was issued at 1 time, but when setup their was a buckle at the handguard area and the one in the rear so it was more like a 2 point that could be unbuckled for easy removal? I just dont see the reasoning behind the detach buckle on the side of the rifle?

DeltaNu1142
01-19-2011, 06:26
No, I've placed an order for this:

http://pics.gunbroker.com/GB/211152000/211152205/pix061399644.jpg

The only reason for the "detach buckle" (the one by the BM logo on the receiver) on the tension strap that runs the length of the rifle is to connect the handguard strap to the rear strap. I suspect that once I get this right, I could replace it with one continuous piece of the right length with QD's on either end.