Want a solid way to attach your weapon to yourself that doesn’t break the bank? Read on.
There is only one reason that I run a sling, and that is to have a way to drop my weapon but keep it on my person while I use my hands for something else. I might be climbing, getting in or out of a deuce, drawing my pistol or detaining an HVT. Situations like these require immediate use of both hands and usually and immediate transition back to my primary weapon. Although I do use a 2 point sling on my G&P Stoner from time to time, I generally stray away from traditional slings as they create clutter around my shoulders and neck.
My solution is simple. I use a strap to connect my shooting shoulder to my weapon. It has a Fastex clip so I can detach my weapon quickly and the length is adjustable. As you can see, it is fairly simple in construction. It consists of a $1 carabiner, a length of 3/4 inch webbing, the clip and some para cord. I used basic sewing skills and two knots to put it all together, but you can replace the strap with para cord if you are opposed to sewing.
I place the carabiner just below where my stock meets my shoulder while shooting and I tie the para cord to the neck of the stock or the rear of the receiver I like to keep the strap long enough that I can shoot comfortably from the weak side or the prone position. In order to draw my sidearm, I simply drop my primary weapon and it automatically points to the ground. If I want my long arm further out of the way I swing it up and over my shoulder to my back where it stays without moving unless I bend over. For further weapon security you could use a weapon catch on the back of your belt to secure it.
That’s it, a simple effective solution.