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#1 PSDRyan

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Posted 09 June 2016 - 11:27 PM

I have no shame in stealing someone else's good idea. Had some 1 inch webbing laying around. Had a few qd swivels laying around. Wife got a new sewing machine.

Got on impact weapons and ordered the 1" ambi QD triglide for $11 shipped.

Looked at pictures of the d3 closely to see how his quick adjust handle is done and got to work sewing. Made a perfect clone minus the pad, which i could have incorporated but I don't like padded slings.

I really do like it. It works well and is adjustable enough to run the front or back swivels on any position (stock, end plate, front receiver, end of handguard). The switching from 2 to 1 is quick and easy if you're running it from endplate. It's easily thrown over the back and cinched down, and easily loosened and pushed around front.

The only complaint I have is that if sling it over my back in my SWAT vest, it gets caught up in my gear... I've got a radio, flash bang, and 2 zip cuffs on my back... and I can't easily get it back around front. No fault of the sling... Tried with a regular 2 point and had the same issue. I usually run single point in SWAT gear and 2 point in patrol, so this skiing works great for what I need it for.

And I saved $80 by sewing it myself.

Edited by PSDRyan, 09 June 2016 - 11:27 PM.

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#2 pira114

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Posted 10 June 2016 - 01:41 AM

Awesome. Got pics?

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Posted 10 June 2016 - 03:37 AM

I'll take some when I go to work

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Posted 10 June 2016 - 04:23 AM

In for pics lol.

#5 GrizCo

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Posted 10 June 2016 - 12:00 PM

I'd love to see it. I'm not ashamed to know how to sew. Some of you may be familiar with how before ACU's came along, SOCOM Units would remove the lower front shirt pockets and sew them on our sleeves. I became a pro at modding uniforms. I recently picked up my Mother-In-Laws sewing machine and plan on sewing some gear to my own specs. There is some good stuff out there but I always end up taking it apart and making it right. I used to make custom slings for guys in 10th Group.


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Posted 11 June 2016 - 02:58 AM

Before I became a home grown crew chief in the Marines, I was flight equipment. I can sew the shit out of some tactical gear, and I know how to make it last.

I'd love to have my own 206RB-5 machine, but they're damn expensive.

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Posted 13 June 2016 - 11:15 AM

And the pics...

5 inexpensive pieces of hardware and some webbing

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Travis leaves his handle an open loop. I sewed mine shut so it doesn't snag on my gear.

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Proper box stitches, bitches

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Single point mode off the qd back plate
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#8 pira114

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Posted 13 June 2016 - 11:26 AM

Looks great!

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Posted 13 June 2016 - 01:43 PM

Sign me up for one lol.

#10 GrizCo

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Posted 13 June 2016 - 03:00 PM

Great work! Excellent stitches!






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