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    I'm looking for a sling for my mossberg shotgun. I've tried two slings so far with nothing about issues. The main problem has been the sling not being long enough. Anyway, I'm looking for a sling that allows the shotgun to be carried comfortably behind you (EDIT: or in front), hands free, and brought up to firing position if need be. Anybody got any ideas?

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    may I suggest the Blue Force Gear UDC Single Point Sling?

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    FightingGlock19 wrote:
    may I suggest the Blue Force Gear UDC Single Point Sling?
    I can't find much info on that sling, but I can say that I'm skeptical about using a single-point sling. I'm afraid it would be something like wearing a very heavy, swinging necklace.

    I might just have to look at using something similiar to the 3-point slings we had for our M-16s in Iraq. I just wanna be able to have my shotgun firmly slung on my back and be able to pull it up to firing position in a moments notice, just like the video games!

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    DreQo wrote:
    FightingGlock19 wrote:
    may I suggest the Blue Force Gear UDC Single Point Sling?
    I can't find much info on that sling, but I can say that I'm skeptical about using a single-point sling. I'm afraid it would be something like wearing a very heavy, swinging necklace.

    I might just have to look at using something similiar to the 3-point slings we had for our M-16s in Iraq. I just wanna be able to have my shotgun firmly slung on my back and be able to pull it up to firing position in a moments notice, just like the video games!
    the BFG UDC Sling is designed so the weapon falls to the weak-side.

    http://www.atstacticalgear.com/istar...id=BFG-001!BLU- The same gear company offers the universal adapter http://www.atstacticalgear.com/istar...id=BFG-005!BLU

    I have two I purchased from another source on both of my AK-47's and I love 'em!

    Two- and Three-Point Tactical Slings aren't very ...well ...tactical

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    Ok, it's looking more interesting. How does the universal adapter attach to a weapon? Do any of the buckles have to be released to bring the weapon to firing position? How is the sling worn? I'm assuming it goes over your strong-side shoulder and under your weak-side arm, right? It seems like hanging a shotgun under my arm would be really impratical...wouldn't it be swinging around all over the place?

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    DreQo wrote:
    Ok, it's looking more interesting. How does the universal adapter attach to a weapon? Do any of the buckles have to be released to bring the weapon to firing position? How is the sling worn? I'm assuming it goes over your strong-side shoulder and under your weak-side arm, right? It seems like hanging a shotgun under my arm would be really impratical...wouldn't it be swinging around all over the place?
    the universal adapter loops around the stock (at the smallest part) and the female buckle goes thru the loop.

    The sling is worn as you described.

    No buckles have to be undone to bring the weapon to your shoulder.

    I don't know how much moving you'll be doing with the weapon off of your shoulder, but, like mentioned about the ones for my AK-47's, I love 'em. There's no issues with the slings, gun movement, and my movements.

    Maybe I can get a little bit of extra time tomorrow and get some pics of my slings for you.

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    FightingGlock19 wrote:
    ...I don't know how much moving you'll be doing with the weapon off of your shoulder....
    The theory is that the weapon would be in stand-by during other activities, as apposed to being the primary tool in use.

    Now I know I'm risking a whole lot of flaming here, but this is the best example I can find of what I'm talking about.....and yep, it's from a video game:



    See how his shotty is magically suspended on his back while he works his assault rifle? My question is, can this be accomplished in real life? I'm starting to think I might need something like this:

    http://www.specialforces.com/store/c..._Scabbard.html


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    check your pm's tomrrow evening sometime. I'll try to make time to get some pics for you.

    The pic you posted came up X, so I don't know what it's looking like. Anyway, usually video games aren't too damned realistic when it comes to weapon retention rigs

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    FightingGlock19 wrote:
    check your pm's tomrrow evening sometime. I'll try to make time to get some pics for you.

    The pic you posted came up X, so I don't know what it's looking like. Anyway, usually video games aren't too damned realistic when it comes to weapon retention rigs
    I fixed the pic, apparently the original source wasn't very reliable. I know what you're saying about video games not being realistic. The only reason I would even consider using this shot as an example is because it's from Call of Duty 4. They put an ungodly amount of effort into making everything as realistic as possible, ESPECIALLY the weapons. The Marines are running around with Safariland 6004 holsters...the night-sights on the 1911 glow a dull green in low light...you can see the individual slots on the picatinny rail of the fore-grip ofthe M16A4.So I don't get why they'd work so hard on everything else, then say screw it when it comes to carrying the shotgun, ya know?

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    Spec-Ops Master Blaster Combat Fighting Sling.
    For carrying strongside the shotgun is barrel down at an angle, it can be brought up to the ready extremely quick.

    Is this what you are looking for.


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    Or you could get the Knoxx collapsiblestock foryour shotgun and use this.
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    Spec-Ops Master Blaster Combat Fighting Sling.
    For carrying strongside the shotgun is barrel down at an angle, it can be brought up to the ready extremely quick.

    Is this what you are looking for.
    That might be what I need. When you say strongside with barrel down, I'm assuming you mean on the back, with the butt near your weak shoulder, correct?
    Or you could get the Knoxx collapsiblestock foryour shotgun and use this.
    Good suggestion, and I already have a collapsible stock from ATI, however that device isn't compatible with the shotgun stock. You see, that ring is designed for an AR-15, where the stock is threaded on. The ATI stock for the mossberg presses on and is secured with a pin, so the extra space taken up by that ring puts the pin holes out of alignment.

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    Yeah, stock near weak side shoulder.

    The adapter was a reference object,I had a friend stamp one out for me to fit my Knoxx Stock.
    Or you could bore and cut to fit

    The Knoxx stocks have three possible slings options.
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    DreQo wrote:
    I'm looking for a sling for my mossberg shotgun. I've tried two slings so far with nothing about issues. The main problem has been the sling not being long enough. Anyway, I'm looking for a sling that allows the shotgun to be carried comfortably behind you (EDIT: or in front), hands free, and brought up to firing position if need be. Anybody got any ideas?
    Hey, I went to the exchange and got a M-4 sling and it works just fine.

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    USMC91E6 wrote:
    DreQo wrote:
    I'm looking for a sling for my mossberg shotgun. I've tried two slings so far with nothing about issues. The main problem has been the sling not being long enough. Anyway, I'm looking for a sling that allows the shotgun to be carried comfortably behind you (EDIT: or in front), hands free, and brought up to firing position if need be. Anybody got any ideas?
    Hey, I went to the exchange and got a M-4 sling and it works just fine.
    3-point sling I'm assuming?

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    Well I ended up getting a sling from the exchange. It's a Specter brand SOP sling: http://www.spectergear.com/sop_sling.htm

    The sling works very well as a standard 3-point sling, and the 1.5 in wide band is much more comfortable than thinner slings. As far as carrying it on my back and out of the way, their website has a neat instructional area that shows you how to carry your weapon in different positions, including the "climbers carry":



    It takes two hands to get into, but once it's on your back, the transition to firing position is very quick.

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    DreQo wrote:
    USMC91E6 wrote:
    DreQo wrote:
    I'm looking for a sling for my mossberg shotgun. I've tried two slings so far with nothing about issues. The main problem has been the sling not being long enough. Anyway, I'm looking for a sling that allows the shotgun to be carried comfortably behind you (EDIT: or in front), hands free, and brought up to firing position if need be. Anybody got any ideas?
    Hey, I went to the exchange and got a M-4 sling and it works just fine.
    3-point sling I'm assuming?
    yes

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