We all have a preference but which is the most practical? Single point, two point, two point modified, other, etc.
OK, I prefer a two point sling that I can use as an arm support for longer shots. I've never had the opportunity to use a single point sling while in contact. I see a lot of pictures w/folks using single point slings. I believe my concern is that it would get wrapped up in all that stuff I'm carrying.
I go with two point slings. I'm just your average American civilian and don't have a need for a single point sling as I tend to be outside walking long distances. I do have an Unlce Mikes tactical sling on my AR, it can be used over the shoulder or in a tactical position. I went with the utilitarian sling I guess. Thats my input, hope it helps.
I like the Specter Gear three point sling. It has a very wide strap, so carrying an M4/M203 all day isn't too uncomfortable and is easily adjusted.
Do you carry it for work? i.e., military or LE? Is your AR a gun you take to the range and target shoot only? Just curious
Give us some examples of tried and true combat scenario's.
What do you mean by that for a sling topic?
ie., preferred AR sling carry in a combat scenario. Pkato asked for a more descriptive event to carry/use the AR in. I gave it to him. I prefer the 2 point sling. It allows me to use the sling in support of a more unwavering shot. A single point may be more advantageous when you have to use both hands to do tasks like check passes operate a radio, etc. Like I said there are evidently a lot of personal preferances. Anything more, might be too granular. What do you think ?
The vast majority of combat occurs in urban areas where long distance shots are rare and the opportunity to setup for accurate shots doesn't exist unless that's your specific job (snipers or Designated Marksmen). Single point slings are okay, but they allow the weapon to swing around quite a bit. I like the three point sling as it allows the use of both hands and when you drop it, it sits directly at your centerline for quick access or you can throw it toward your weak side and trap the buttstock under your armpit should you have to put hands on someone. Two point slings are good for shooting support, but to be effective in an urban setting you have to have it so loose that using it for support is going to be difficult. The fact of combat now is the same as it has been for centuries, that being days and weeks of sheer boredom followed by minutes or hours of sheer terror and adrenaline. Having a sling that stays comfortable while conducting hours and hours of monotonous dismounted patrol will keep you effective when the direct fire starts.
A "hasty" sling is pretty easy to get into and out of. It is very useful in a defensive position and can also be used in a firefight. Just my experience.
I've tried lots of slings, spent lots of money on "cool guy gear", and the Specter three point is my favorite. I really like the concept of the Chalker Sling, but mine fell apart a couple times, leaving my rifle laying in the dirt. That was 70 bucks wasted. I never take my rifle off except when I get in the vehicle, so the three point is what's best for me.