“What is the best AR-15 sling I can put on my AR-15 or M4 Carbine platform?”
Opinions about the answer to that question run the gammit. Gun owners are not just a little opinionated about issues and topics around AR-15 Slings, AR-15′s specifically, and guns generally.
Rather than best ar-15 sling or rifle sling add one more opionated voice to a well covered topic, K.I.S.S. (keep it simple sam) is probably a better way to go.
The question is, what should a rifle sling do for your AR-15 or M4, and how should it best do it?
-It should bear the weight of your rifle
The main purpose of of a rifle sling is just that, to allow you to SLING your weapon in a way that allows you maximum mobility, maximum enhancement of a snap to site line, and maximum comfort during the time you have your weapon slung. Go with a 1.25 inch webbing, rather than a 1.00 inch webbing. Over time, that little .25 of an inch makes a big difference in weight bearing comfort. There’s just no sense using 1 inch webbing on an tactical rifle sling.
-It should always bring UTILITY, and never be something that you find yourself saying “I wish this sling wasn’t in my way!”
Don’t just use a a 2 point sling… use a sling that has versatility and is suited to as many of your tactical or hunting conditions as is possible. What are you going to be doing today? Are you needing a CQB (Close Quarter Combat) sling? Or, will you be doing a lot of hiking and game spotting? A good Rifle Sling does both.
-It should have enough adjustment flexibility so you can adjust it for your rifle, body type, and shooting style.
You should have a lot of adjustment possibilities, so you can keep the weapon from hanging too low, beating your knees during movement, overall comfort, etc… The STI 1 point/2 point sling lets you add or remove webbing slack at the regular strap buckle, and also give you the ability to make fast slackening or tightening moves, to your specifications, with the sling’s SpeedLoop… and do so in moments.
-It’s functional design should be such that you can safely and effectively use it without fumbles tangles or snags, with a minimum of training.
Making good tactical use of most 3 point slings can be a challenge. There is an excess of unmanaged webbing that can cause tangles and fumbles. The STI 1 Point sling can give you the versatility and flexibility of most of the tactical functions of a more complicated 3 point sling, and yet the webbing is always under YOUR easy management, and rapidly convertible into the configuration of your choice. No more fumbles or tangles.
-It should ADD to the utility of your rifles mission intent, not DETRACT from it.
Our sling is design to make your chosen rifle platform an extension of your tactical movement and usage. You are always clear of tangles, your rifle sling is “dialed in” and if need be can be left slung hands free, yet in a moment snapped up to site line, aimed and fired, literally in a moment. Take a look at the STI AR 15 Sling – 1 point 2 point sling. Take the time to play around with the adjustment possibilities. You’ll see why our type of sling design has come into wide usage with professionals everywhere.