Single, two, or 3 point slings? Differences and benefits?

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Re: Single, two, or 3 point slings? Differences and benefits

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To jump on the band wagon:

Normal sling: BANG! BANG! transition, bang! bang!, holster, BANG! BANG!

Single-point: BANG! BANG!, %^(^($)$#/taking a pause to shield your privates w. your leg, bang!, bang!, hunt for where the gun has shifted to, untangle, BANG! BANG!
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You guys do realize that none of this is new? The Army has been using single point slings since ... well, here's one from the 1880s. They've been used on trapdoor Springfields and various lever carbines for years. The Saddle Ring Sling was designed not to tie the rifle to the saddle, but to tie the rifle to the rider. I use a modern variant myself for hunting with a lever carbine and find it very useful when I'm slipping through the brush on stalk hunts. They are easily made of a variety of materials. Mine is poly webbing from a big dog leash.
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This thread is number 3 in the google search results for "single point sling nut shot". I had to look for a video.
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What is is talk about a single-point sling hitting the family jewels? I have never had that problem during transitions or movment. Then again, I shoot shotgun/rifle left-handed, and pistol right-handed. Have some pretty fast and smooth transitions.
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Got a single point sling from 5.11, I love it. I think the problem is that a lot of people have their slings set up too low, if I tighten it up and move the gun closer to my upper body it's much less intrusive.

I asked, and a bungee on a sling is designed for guns that weight a lot i.e 10+ pounds. which if you drop the gun into transition, a bungee makes the shock of that drop a lot less. Not what I'm looking for so I went for a static single point.
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I thought the three point sling was Colonel Cooper's CW sling, aka the Ching Sling.
Has anyone used that or the two point version called the Safari? That last has a split sling with a short piece linking the two together. If you put your elbow in the pocket formed by that piece supposedly you get the same benefit of slinging up without the contortions or the need to install the third sling swivel for the CW.
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Windy Wilson wrote:Has anyone used that or the two point version called the Safari? That last has a split sling with a short piece linking the two together. If you put your elbow in the pocket formed by that piece supposedly you get the same benefit of slinging up without the contortions or the need to install the third sling swivel for the CW.
I have a Galco brand Safari Ching Sling on my main hunting rifle - highly recommended. It works nicely both as a carrying strap and as a very rapid sling. I have taken a lot of game with it in use as a sling from prone or sitting, and carried my rifle a long way with it as a shoulder strap. The trick is to set the length correctly at the beginning, once you have that figured out, it's dead simple. Look for demonstration videos on YouTube.

Another quick sling that gets good reviews is the Brownells Laredo sling. I haven't yet tried it, but I think NPR may have...
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CombatController wrote:Vickers slings, full stop. I have a pretty cool 3 point with metal hardware that came with a rifle and I have no idea where it came from. That is the one AG is referring to. Other than that a two point is it. Three's often get in the way of the controls on the rifle and hang on gear but if no gear is chest mounted it works ok.

Single points are pointless and painful.

This is the current thinking among the high speed tactical crowd. The idea is that a single points, while not without some merits (switching shoulders chief among them), do not retain the rifle well enough while three points are overly complicated and do nothing that a 2 point can't do. Therefore the rapidly adjustable 2 point sling is in vogue for tactical carbine "operators" right now. The Vickersis probably the best known, and is what I have, but the VTAC and Ares Armor Huskey have their followers as well.
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I have the Vickers JAG mentioned.. I've used it in two gun matches.. Heavy construction yet flexible, adjustable with a short pull strap and did not hinder transitions..
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The VTAC and the Vickers are the same sling. Just a minor difference in the material of the pull tab. Probably licensed.
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