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LoveOfCountry
07-28-11, 10:02 PM
Does anyone know where I can purchase the M-16 rifle sling that is used at boot camp for qualification? I think it is just a 2-point sling with j-hooks. I want to buy one so that I can practice with my personal rifle.

Thanks in advance.

LoveOfCountry
07-28-11, 10:06 PM
This is all I could find, but it is sold out.

http://www.gunpartscorp.com/catalog/Detail.aspx?pid=538110&filter=538110&catid=0

LoveOfCountry
07-28-11, 10:14 PM
I think I found it. Can anyone confirm for me?

http://www.brigadeqm.com/cgi-bin/tame.exe/store/level4c.tam?M5COPY.ctx=30145

Zulu 36
07-28-11, 10:20 PM
I've got a better idea for you. How about you skip the self-directed "practice" and wait until the PMIs and line coaches teach you the Marine Corps way. Saves money on the sling too.

LoveOfCountry
07-28-11, 10:41 PM
I've already been taught the "Marine Corps way." I'm currently an expert rifleman (316), but I would like to improve on that score.

PMIs and coaches can only do so much.

I'm taking it upon myself to improve, just like I do with everything else regarding my Marine Corps career.

I'm a Cpl, not a poolee.

Sgt Leprechaun
07-28-11, 10:57 PM
The Brigade QM one is the one you want. If I had an extra I'd just send you one but I'm sold out myself at the moment.

waitinferage21
07-28-11, 11:09 PM
That's definitely the one.

CplGray
07-28-11, 11:54 PM
Make sure you refer to your expert checklist from grass week.

FistFu68
07-29-11, 09:02 AM
:evilgrin: Sgt.L I'm looking for a Web One for My Sweet BayBee M-1 Garand wanna take the Leather one off any Help where I could get 1 would be appreciated.I went too the Gun Show's round here nothing but Leather Ones.S/F I'm out~~~:beer::iwo:

Zulu 36
07-29-11, 10:45 AM
I've already been taught the "Marine Corps way." I'm currently an expert rifleman (316), but I would like to improve on that score.

PMIs and coaches can only do so much.

I'm taking it upon myself to improve, just like I do with everything else regarding my Marine Corps career.

I'm a Cpl, not a poolee.


Disregard everything after "hello." This is why old farts shouldn't post after they take their night-time medicine. Sgt Lep is correct about the sling.

Sgt Leprechaun
08-01-11, 06:14 PM
Fist, shoot me a PM I can probably help you on that.

FistFu68
08-01-11, 07:11 PM
:evilgrin: Thanks Sgt.L will do after I do My Chores out in Tha Barn...S/F 10/4 I'm out~~~:thumbup: :iwo:

Sgt Leprechaun
08-01-11, 07:30 PM
Good to go!

sparkie
08-01-11, 07:39 PM
That link showed an M14 sling which I have on my AR15 currently. Did the 16 have it's own sling? Ours was the 14 sling which went to nylon from cotton. Used to find em at surplus stores, but that was awhile back. Guess I'll keep mine. Just showed my son in law,,,,,Army,,,,, how to use it abt a month ago.

sparkie
08-01-11, 07:49 PM
And Lep,,, If you're the armorer now I need one for my Enfield 308. Leather broke with age.

Sgt Leprechaun
08-01-11, 07:53 PM
Hmmm...leather a bit harder but I'll keep an eye out. The M-1 slings, in cloth, I can get easy.

ALSO...for those in need, I have REAL, no kidding BORE CLEANER, original, in the original cans. Drop me a line.

sparkie
08-01-11, 08:32 PM
Just kidding, Lep. I can fabricate my own leather. If you can help Jack I'd appreciate it.

Sgt Leprechaun
08-01-11, 08:33 PM
LOL. I wasn't about the Bore cleaner. But yeah I can hook him up no problem.

sparkie
08-01-11, 08:41 PM
All good, Lep. Sparkie out.

LoveOfCountry
08-02-11, 10:58 AM
Here are some places that I have found the sling at. The first link is where I just ordered mine from.

http://www.brigadeqm.com/cgi-bin/tame.exe/store/level4c.tam?M5COPY.ctx=30145

http://www.omahas.com/product_info.php?products_id=595

Sgt Tig
08-03-11, 02:39 AM
I've already been taught the "Marine Corps way." I'm currently an expert rifleman (316), but I would like to improve on that score.

PMIs and coaches can only do so much.

I'm taking it upon myself to improve, just like I do with everything else regarding my Marine Corps career.

I'm a Cpl, not a poolee.

Too bad I didnt find this place earlier. Hell I got about 10 web slings in a bag I aquired over the years.

Sgt Tig
08-03-11, 02:44 AM
I shot competition when I was in, and really liked using the leather slings.
Anyone know of a good one I can find nowadays. I cant remember the brand of the one my Gunny let me use,but it was a nice one.
:flag:

LoveOfCountry
08-03-11, 11:07 AM
Sgt Tig,

I would be willing to purchase any extra slings you have.

LoveOfCountry
08-03-11, 06:58 PM
I received my sling today. I'm very disappointed. The pressure clamp does not stay fastened. It just falls open with slight movement.

Sending this back.

The search continues.

LandsNGrooves
08-03-11, 07:06 PM
Dude, what is your current duty station? Check lejeune or pendalton yard sales.com. for the sling.

BTW,what are the specs on your AR?

LoveOfCountry
08-03-11, 07:14 PM
I'm a reservist, so I don't have access to this stuff. I'm right outside an Army base, but they don't sell these things anywhere here.

I just found another one here.

https://www.rockriverarms.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=category.display&category_id=354&CFID=157068812&CFTOKEN=42843604&jsessionid=f030d31c6b437d2d2152

My AR-15 is a Bushmaster XM15-E2S
Surefire Quad Rail
Trijicon ACOG RCO
Samco Grip

LandsNGrooves
08-03-11, 07:30 PM
Look on lejeuneyardsales.com for one. If you find one, send me a link and i'll mail it to you.


AND watch the carrier key nuts on your BCG. Shrubmaster dosent stake thier's key's properly and a lot of cops have learned this the hard way. http://www.ar15armory.com/forums/AR-carrier-key-staking-p-t19144.html

rufus1
08-03-11, 10:30 PM
I am a sling man from the M-14 days. Loved to slide that elbow down in there and bring the hand up under the weapon. Sure helped steady the weapon and knock dust at 500 yards.

Sgt Tig
08-04-11, 12:18 PM
Sgt Tig,

I would be willing to purchase any extra slings you have.
Give me a couple of days to check my stuff. Im pretty sure I got some good sling keepers. I know how a worn one can be a pain in yhe ass.