Putting a Magpul sling on my Spikes AR

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    Putting a Magpul sling on my Spikes AR

    So I have a front attachment point, but it looks like to get the rear attachment point you have to take off the stock? and then install another part from Magpul.

    I am gonna link the two things I "think" I need to buy to get the sling to work. I just discovered that it's a pai

    Would this give me the rear sling point?:
    http://store.magpul.com/product/MAG500/53

    and then this sling:
    http://store.magpul.com/product/MAG501/120

    Also any advice on a decent, relatively cheap soft carry bag with some room for Ammo and Mags? Carrying this giant hardcase around is simply impractical and kinda ridiculous.

    The gun shot like a dream though. Beautiful. Can't wait to hit the range again next weekend.

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    Yes, in order to mount the sling correctly you will need a mounting point like the one you linked above. I use the ASAP mount with my single point, and like it. Does your AR have a fixed buttstock, or a collapsible on? Getting the part on a collapsible isn't usually too hard.
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    As buckeye stated that mount will give you the ability to use the rifle correctly with a single point sling. You still will have to remove the entire stock to mount the plate. Be very careful when you remove the plate as there is a small spring underneath it that works with the selector lever don't lose it.
    There is also a similar mount that has two halves that you do not have to remove the stock to use. I don't remember if it has the center attachment point or just one on each side.
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    If your mind is made up, then don't read further, but are you sure you want a single-point sling? They're about the best thing going if you're getting in and out of vehicles a lot, but for routine carry and training, the 2-point sling (such as the VTAC or Blue Force Gear) gives you a wider range of utility.
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    No I am not set on any set of slings.

    Currently My AR has one sling point, a attachment at the front of the rifle underneath the front iron sights.

    I would love to have links to anyone suggestions and feedback on better sling options and also a soft carry bag.

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    I had my ASAP put on at my LGS for $10 bucks. A lot cheaper than buying a wrench.

    And BTW, if you use the ASAP, and decide to do-it-yourself, you'll need the wrench.
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    While you have that stock off, tap the first 1/8 inch of the detent spring hole and screw a set screw in it.. spring will never fly away again. I do it to all my builds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaRedneck View Post
    will that second link work on my spikes tactical AR? I mean I am probably going to have to do this myself, the local gun stores around here kinda suck.

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    If your carbine already has a front sling swivel, such as under the gas block/front sight, it's simplest just to use that for either the VTAC "standard" or LaRue slings.
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    I guess since you are open to other options, the question I have is what are you trying to get out of your sling? Do you just want a way to carry the rifle easier, or something that can enhance your shooting. What kinds of roles is this rifle filling for you?
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    I've got an MS2 sling on my BCM. It didn't take me playing with it for too long before I put a sling mount point on the front side (I don't like the FSB sling point) and started using the MS2 as a two point sling.

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    I primarily want the sling to make carrying easier, as right now it's a serious issue, but I would like the ability that if SHTF and I was carrying it all the time it would be comfortable.

    So I guess it's primarily for carrying, not for stabilization of shots. I would like to be able to comfortable hang it in front of me or at my side as I walk and if I could have it so that it provided some extra stabilization and support during shooting I would only consider that a bonus.

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    The Magpul single point sling can also be used as a 2-point sling if you have a forward attachment point.

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