After using several different types of slings - single point, two point and even three point rifle slings - and talking with operators who've used them while deployed, I've found a few slings that work well for our applications. This is not a product review, because the use of rifle slings is completely personal - a sling system either works for you or it doesn't. I'll share what we use and why, and maybe show you a few innovations you hadn't seen before.
My personal choice for a sling is a two-point sling. I use the VTAC sling made by Viking Tactical. It comes in every color you want, padded or not padded. The quick adjustment, which is just behind your back, makes it very easy to loosen or tighten the sling. As a matter of fact, you can suck it up hard against your chest with the simple pull of one hand, allowing you to bend over to render aid or do any other chores without having to take the weapon off.
|VTAC padded sling|
|VTAC sling - pull to tighten|
|Pull to loosen|
|Maid Elizabeth replaced the original pulls with these para-cord pulls|
|Magpul MS4 sling|
|Pull to adjust|
|MS4 sling in single-point mode|
|And in double point mode|
|Close-up of the MS4 adapter|
|Factory installed QD socket on Magpul stock|
(can be removed and installed on the other side)
|QD socket installed on Magpul MOE handguards|
|QD socket on rear plate|
|Single point sling attached to rear plate|
|QD socket installed on Key Mod handguards|
Ultimately, you will have to research and try different slings to determine what would meet your needs. Viking Tactical has instructional videos on their website and there are several Youtube reviews of the Magpul MS4.
Whichever sling system you decide to use, I am completely sold on the quick disconnect sockets and swivels. There are times when a sling is just impractical or gets in the way. With the QD setup, the sling can be removed instantly and shoved into a pack or a pocket.
Master Hand Grenade and I have found what works for us - We recommend both the VTAC and MS4 slings very highly. You can't go wrong with either of them.