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Gear Tasting 49: Solar Charging, Sling Setups and Airsoft as a Training Method

Gear Tasting 49: Solar Charging, Sling Setups and Airsoft as a Training Method


On this episode, Bryan showcases a brand new solar charging company, CoreThird and their Maasai 10 panel and battery packs. He also discusses his AR sling preferences, some new sling equipment he’s trying out and what he thinks about airsoft as a training method.

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  • Strych9

    I guess my question is: Why would you want to swap between 2 and 1 point slings? 

    Either rock the double so you can sling it around to your back/opposite side or rock the single point so you can drop it to your side or add a tab so it grabs a chest rig and hangs on that. 

    Let’s be real. If you’re operating enough to be rocking the single point sling, you’re rocking a chest rig in which case you have a clip point.

    • JaredDean

      I’ve used the Magpul slings for years because they can transition between 1 point and 2 point.
      In most situations, like a patrol or a mission, I would stay in 1 point. But if I had to sling my rifle on my back quickly to carry something heavy or move a large object, etc, I could quickly clip the sling into a 2 point configuration and sling it on my back.
      I actually never liked clipping my sling into my armor because then, at times when you’re not in armor, like back on the FOB, you don’t have a sling on your rifle.

    • Strych9

      JaredDean Fair enough. 

      I would however point out that most modern single point slings can be slung to your back and that having a clip doesn’t mean you don’t have a sling. I always carried a single point over my neck and and under an arm. 

      It’s all personal preference but I don’t get much of it. I go with what I like, and yes, that’s a bias but at a certain point things just get so complicated that you’re better off with a simpler design with less things to break and less things for you to screw up. I’ve never seen a 2 and 1 sling that I would actually use.

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