AR-15 slings

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    AR-15 slings

    I'm looking for some recommendations for a sling system for my AR. Primarily, I want to be able to safely carry my weapon in the woods (weakside), not execute a tactical entry on a fortified room. I've looked at a few, but haven't been able to try one out yet. One point, two, three? Thanks in advance.

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    After my first TOD,I figured out the single point was garbage,only good for banging your knees to death,and now serves as a Dog leash,My wife bought and shipped me a V-Tac Wide padded sling and I have never looked back,have these on all my AR's,the last one I bought was the "Upgraded" with metal hardware,I think I seen on their website they were offering that sling in Realtree now,(if thats your thing).You can watch the vid by Kyle Lamb on their site,demonstrating it.sorry,for some reason my Computer want let me load up the link,but it's V-Tac Sling.com.

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    Yeah, I've been looking at VTAC. Seems to be a fave.

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    I have a single point sling for my AR and Love it. It allways sits at the low-ready even when I need both hands for some thing else. I got mine from Amazon its BlackHawk brand, I'm not sure on the model but cost me $30, worth the price

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    The Vtac and the stuff from Magpul as well as two points from Vickers.
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    If you are looking for the most comfortable way of carrying your rifle simply stick with a two point sling. Padded is preferred, at least 1 1/4 wide.

    Single point slings serve a specific purpose and I own and have used several. Three point slings or the HK style work well if you are carrying the rifle in a patrol ready mode but do not offer any real advantage over a two point.
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    VTAC, VCAS (Vickers sling), or Ares Huskey Amentum sling all are variations on the quick adjust two point. Boonie Packer also makes an affordable version too. All should work great on a carbine.

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    Vickers padded for me

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    Its really personal preference, but, if your primary concern is carrying it safely, nothing wrong with a GI web sling style. Nothing fancy but it works. And is very useful for precision shooting.
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    I was looking for a new sling just before I saw this thread. I'm looking at getting a VTAC padded MK2 sling. I'm currently using a sling that was given to me free from my bro-in-law and it has worked for me for the past 2 years or so. But I don't put my sling through heavy usage. I'm not very confident in the attachments. So I want to get some QD attachments and a new sling.

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    VTAC padded. My first AR has the unpadded VTAC - works great, easy to adjust the length for different carry modes, but the padding would be nice when carrying the gun for hours.
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    Vickers padded here
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    VTAC padded here as well.
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    Here's the one I like

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