Sling attachment help needed!

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    Sling attachment help needed!

    Hey folks, need some ideas. I just bought a new sling. it's a single point/two point sling. It can be configured either way. it has HK style clips on the end. On the gun I'm putting it on, there are regular old studs. One in the bottom rear stock, and one on a magazine clamp. You know, the old regular sling stud with a hole in it.

    Here's my question. How can I add something like a ring to the stud so I can clip an HK type sling clip to it?

    Seem's like someon would make a metal part that would lock into the hole in the stud and have a ring on it that's the right size for an HK clip?

    I thought maybe a loop of para cord tied through the stud to make a loop but I had an old green piece and tried it and it won't fit through the hold in the stud.

    i thought about a split ring but that seems too weak and too noisy.

    I thought about a plastic zip tie but that's too cheap for my tastes.

    Anyone have an idea?

    Thanks
    Gideon

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    What is this going on? An AR?
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    It's a Remington 870 12 GA w/18.5" barrel. There's a standard sling stud on the bottom of the stock and another one on the magazine extension clamp at front.

    I'm adding a GG&G single point mount between the stock and the receiver. I ordered a sling that can be worn as a single point or it can be instantly converted to a two point. Problem is, in two point configuration you have an HK clip at each end. I have to get some kind of loop or circle attachement point on those two swivel studs. I was going to try para cord and just have two loops. They would have been silent and strong but the hole in the stud is too small to thread the para cord through.

    I can buy two regular sling ends that attach to the swivel studs but then I have these 1" but narrow metal looks instead of a nice circle for the HK clip.

    Call me picky

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    I had the same problem. I took the 1" sling loop. put it in a vise, heated it red hot with a torch and reshaped it with a pair of pliers. Refinished it with some metal blackening solution and it works fine.

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    Tacky? Yes
    Super cheap? Yes
    Work? Yes
    KEY RING!
    Wrap with paracord to reduce noise. I've never been able to pull one apart but I would try repelling off of my rifle anyway.
    I used them on my hp995 that I didn't feel like spending money on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjsjr View Post
    Tacky? Yes
    Super cheap? Yes
    Work? Yes
    KEY RING!
    Wrap with paracord to reduce noise. I've never been able to pull one apart but I would try repelling off of my rifle anyway.
    I used them on my hp995 that I didn't feel like spending money on.
    Just what I was thinking.

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    Well there's some thinking there! Not sure I could hang with a key ring but after all of this, it's a mute point. I'm canning the single point sling concept.

    Put it on and marched around the house a bit and I didn't like it. I guess I'm a two point kind of guy. I do think a single point might be great on an AR since it's shorter and lighter by far but....

    Anyway, thanks for the inputs guys and the case is solved!

    God Bless
    Gideon

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    ... or even a "moot" point.

    The single-point sling is in its element on a compact carbine when one is mounting and dismounting frequently from vehicles. Outside of that realm, the 2-point sling is the way to go - which you've discovered.
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