Sling on a HD shotgun - do you use one?

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    Sling on a HD shotgun - do you use one?

    Do you use a sling on a HD shotgun? If so, why?

    Please elaborate a little bit on your answers.

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    Yes. Having a sling makes transitioning to a pistol much easier (particularly important given how few rounds a shotgun holds).

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    I know there was a recent post on this, but for some reason I can't find it to link in. It's a personal opinion kind of thing.

    My choice, is to have a sling. I can sling it if I have to do something with both hands. I also use a shell holder type sling, so it holds more ammo for me too.
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    Yes

    I use a single point sling. I walk with a cane and it allows me to keep the shotgun in the ready position and still be relatively mobile.

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    I tried a sling and it seemed to get in the way when grabbing for the shotgun, so I don't use it.

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    I have a coach gun for my HD backup system. I do have a sling for it if I decide to carry it out of the house, but in the house...no sling...I don't want it to get in the way if I should have to take care of 'business'.
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    I just can not see where a sling would be any benefit on a HD shotgun. I see it as a point and shoot gun, no time to mess with a sling. You won't need a sling to carry the gun so why would you want it? Just something to get in the way. JMO,
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    no, cant think of a reason why I'd need to sling my shotgun in a HD situation. I wont be doing a pistol transition... if my shotgun is out of ammo and things are that bad, why in the world would I want to hang on to it while defending my self or postion. That just doesnt make sense in a HD senario.
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    yes, I have slings on the AK (2 point) and AR (single point) also for the same reason, in case I need to do something with my hands, all I have to do is sling it, 2 point on the shotty
    I haven't had any problems while practicing getting it into play
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    no, cant think of a reason why I'd need to sling my shotgun in a HD situation. I wont be doing a pistol transition... if my shotgun is out of ammo and things are that bad, why in the world would I want to hang on to it while defending my self or postion. That just doesnt make sense in a HD senario.
    This has been my thinking, if I ran out of ammo and the fight still went on, I would be trying to get to a rifle or be in deep dodo.

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    No.

    The shotgun is used from an ensconced position. Therefore I do not require a sling on it.

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    When empty, take a time out and sling your weapon.
    Hell no, drop it and go to the next step!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    no, cant think of a reason why I'd need to sling my shotgun in a HD situation. I wont be doing a pistol transition... if my shotgun is out of ammo and things are that bad, why in the world would I want to hang on to it while defending my self or postion. That just doesnt make sense in a HD senario.

    Yes, this mirrors my thoughts exactly.

    Plus, the sling gets in the way sometimes when I practice grabbing the gun.

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    No sling here....
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    As someone who has spent years of hunting deer all over Ohio with a shotgun I can tell you the best reason to use a sling is to carry the gun on your shoulder. Can't understand why anyone would want one for a HD gun.

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