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This is a discussion on shotgun sling within the Shotguns forums, part of the Armory category; I am looking for a sling for my toy. Interested to hear from any of you with input where/what to look and maybe more importantl, ...


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Old March 8th, 2009, 04:48 PM   #1
 
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I am looking for a sling for my toy. Interested to hear from any of you with input where/what to look and maybe more importantl, what to stay away from! Primarily for HD to allow for handgun use, but also for field play as well......

thanks for all your help!
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Old March 8th, 2009, 05:03 PM   #2
 
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The sling swivel studs on a 590 are located traditionally on the bottom of the gun. This sucks for anything other than a traditional hunting carry, IMO. In case you haven't figured it out, the gun would hang upside down in you tried to use it like a two-point carbine sling.



What you want (YMMV) are side mounts that allow you to use the sling in the same way you would use a side mounted two-point carbine sling so that the SG hangs accross the chest hands free.



Don't get sucked into a single point for an 18" or 20" shotgun - they are too long and too heavy. And try running with one hands free - ha! Or try bending down hands free to pick something off the ground or get behind a barrier. Again, ha! You will be dragging the muzzel in the dirt and mud.
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Old March 8th, 2009, 06:28 PM   #3
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I personally do not keep a sling on my Remington 870 Tact. for HD. you are only asking for the thing to get caught on a doorknob or something. plus, in the dark, it's just one more thing to get in the way.
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Old March 8th, 2009, 07:18 PM   #4
 
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I put a swivel on the front and this on the rear works pretty good for a 2 point sling.



http://www.gggaz.com/index.php?id=79&parents=153





I only use it in competition and take it off for HD.
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Originally Posted by waltsteen' post='194682' date='Mar 8 2009, 09:28 PM
I personally do not keep a sling on my Remington 870 Tact. for HD. you are only asking for the thing to get caught on a doorknob or something. plus, in the dark, it's just one more thing to get in the way.


I can see your point, and believe me that thought has occured. But then what about using the handgun while not droping the SG? Or having to possibly carry someone/something to protection without losing your firearm? I know I am still learning, but it seems to place you in a weak spot by not being able to keep your firepower on your body.

Thanks to all for your input!
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I put a swivel on the front and this on the rear works pretty good for a 2 point sling. http://www.gggaz.com/index.php?id=79&parents=153
The GG&G end plate is good, but if your front swivel is on the bottom of your SG it will want to turn over when hands free. Consider this type of attachment for the front so both attachment points are side mount: http://www.gggaz.com/index.php?id=78&parents=60,61
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Old March 13th, 2009, 12:40 PM   #7
 
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Nice stuff....one thought is I shoot left and the rest of the family shoots right.....yea I know it will mainly be me using it, but still something to consider....
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for the front, get a mag tube/barrel clamp w/ the side stud like this:





http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/31988-1.html



For the back, i suppose you could just screw in a stud to the top and/or bottom of the grip.
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anybody know of a slight stud that can be mounted to a picatinny rail?
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anybody know of a slight stud that can be mounted to a picatinny rail?
Sure - lots of them in AR accessories.
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I can see your point, and believe me that thought has occured. But then what about using the handgun while not droping the SG? Or having to possibly carry someone/something to protection without losing your firearm? I know I am still learning, but it seems to place you in a weak spot by not being able to keep your firepower on your body.

Thanks to all for your input!


why bother with the handgun when you have a shotgun?! Have you thought about holding the shotgun and holstering the pistol? I think this would make more sense.
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