Magpul MS3 Sling
This versatile sling is designed to allow shooters retention of their weapon for numerous tactical situations. The one point attachment allows shooters greater maneuverability for direct action or you can use a two-point attachment for greater stability. This sling allows you to transition into various shooting positions without tangling the sling or inhibiting your motions. Makes switching shoulders easier for shooting around corners, under vehicles or over any type of cover to minimize your exposure. This item is made in the USA.
Because of the heavy duty polymer that the attachments point are made of there is less noise, “metal on metal” and less wear and tear on the weapons metal parts as well. The new claw like attachments on the Magpul MS3 hold secure and allow the sling to lay flat instead of crimping up like older models did.
The webbing is 1 ¼” versus the standard 1″ on previous versions of the sling, which makes the sling more comfortable and does not “bite” into the shoulders as thinner webbing would.
In a firefight/tactical situation, the new MS3 sling by Magpul will allow the shooter to transition from a one-point attachment to a two-point attachment. A two point application would be “patrol or scout mode” where the weapon is slung on the shoulder. Once a threat is identified then you transition to a one-point, ready to engage a target from whatever position. Certain military and law enforcement teams train shooters to shoot accurately from either shoulder, which is necessary to shoot around corners and other obstacles.
The clips to engage/disengage the sling is smaller and may be difficult to operate, especially with gloves on. Practicing with any piece of equipment is necessary and any new item you install or use with your weapon must be tested in a controlled environment. You cannot wait until you are engaged with a shooter to begin practicing with a new piece of equipment.
There always has been and will continue to be, a discussion among shooters on the benefits of a sling on their weapon. In years past slings were made of rope or bits of twine found laying about and the only purpose it performed was to be able to hang the weapon on a tree branch to keep it out of the mud.
Slings today are used to help the shooter better engage the target by offering stability and security. Giving up your weapon to transition to another weapon is not an option in a firefight; you need the ability to shoulder your weapon securely if you need to transition to a handgun for example. You always want to maintain control of your weapon even if you have fired it dry.
Having the proper sling means, it will not tangle and allows you transition from alert to “ready to fire” if your weapon is shouldered. Anyone that has practiced home defense drills knows that you will be shooting around corners and over countertops so having control of your weapon is essential.
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