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jackj
January 15, 2013, 11:06
I have an FAL, and was using a leather M14 style sling. But it's proven to be basically worthless when attempting to do patrol style exercises. Suggestions for a sling style that holds the weapon in the chest ready position and where they are sold would be greatly appreciated.

fnogger
January 15, 2013, 11:55
Learn to tie a Solomon knot and make your own?

littlematt
January 15, 2013, 13:25
like this?

http://www.blackhawk.com/product/Universal-SWIFT-Sling-3-PT,1258,1342.htm

a problem that some people encounter while using these slings is that it becomes more difficult to get to the charging handle

YMMV

TheRussian
January 15, 2013, 13:30
M1 Garand sling is hard to beat imho
http://www.ebay.com/itm/M1-Garand-WEB-SLING-GREEN-1903-1903A3-The-Best-/110637366145?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19c2803b81

Skilter
January 15, 2013, 13:53
http://www.ebay.com/itm/M1-Garand-10-LOT-WEB-SLING-GREEN-1903-1903A3-10-LOT-FREE-SHIPPING-/380468739666

anyone dealt with this guy?

TheRussian
January 15, 2013, 13:57
Same seller I posted, all good :fal:

Skilter
January 15, 2013, 14:33
TKS... But is there another site where I can order that is not ebay?

Ironhandjohn
January 15, 2013, 17:05
http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq355/Ironhandjohn/mms_picture2.jpg
http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq355/Ironhandjohn/mms_picture8.jpg
http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq355/Ironhandjohn/mms_picture12.jpg

Make your own patrol sling with 2-3ft. of 550 cord and the sling of your choice. I've used the repro GI sling in these pics, a British Enfield sling, and an old canvas general purpose sling, and they've all worked.

jackj
January 15, 2013, 21:06
This works great.

Doing the paracord up in a prusik hitch(run the excess back through itself a couple of times when the last wrap is achieved) for the hook attachment point works well too.

Care to share a picture?

JackA
January 15, 2013, 23:46
Not to hijack :biggrin:, I would probably use the canvas Garand sling , the one for the M1A is usually made fron nylon ( slippery ) . IronHandJohn , is that a clock key you have there for a front sight adjustment tool ???

Jack

Ironhandjohn
January 16, 2013, 01:12
No, it's a front sight adjustment tool I sometimes wind clocks with.

:biggrin::biggrin:

It might be, for all I know, as the previous owner threw it in with the gun.

JackA
January 16, 2013, 10:04
Gottcha , tic toc Bang !!:rofl:

Jack

Ironhandjohn
January 16, 2013, 11:06
Hey, it works...

Well, it used to until I lost it over the weekend. I haven't heard it rattling around in the dryer so I guess it's time to tear the room apart in order to find it.

Or just buy another one.

:shades: