|To start, this was my first experience with a three point sling. I had previously only used two or single point slings, so upon opening the package, I was a little confused. As previously mentioned, the instructions are less than helpful. The sling came with all adapters attached as one unit, so it added to the initial confusion. As soon as you realize that there are extra adapters, and that you WILL NOT need to use every piece, everything gets a lot easier. I purchased it primarily to attach to my "taced up" Tippmann A5 paintball gun, attaching it through the M4 buttstock slot, and an Uncle Mike's QD swivel I had mounted in lieu of a front receiver bolt. After two years of field use, I'm very happy with this sling. No buckles have broken; no frayed straps; absolutely nothing has gone wrong with it. A couple of issues to address if mounting onto an AR-15: if using the nylon cord adapters to loop around the standard front sight base (FSB), keep it away from the gas tube port. After just a few shots, it gets really hot, and nylon doesn't have a very high melting point. Also, if using the longer of the two slider buckle adapters to go around the tube portion of an M4 stock, running it through only once left it too loose, requiring frequent tightening. I found it helped to loop the remaining excess material back over and through the other slot in the slider buckle piece. In fact, using this technique helped ensure a tight hold on any slider buckle adapters used.
In conclusion, I love this sling. It allows me to literally drop my weapon to grab a flag, game prop, or help a team mate in game, while still leaving my weapon ready to grab and fire. When you need to switch to your weak side to shoot around cover, unlock the Fastex buckle up front, let the traverse strap ride close to your body, and it becomes ambidextrous. In between games on long walks back to assembly areas, I could pull it into the standard two point configuration and sling it over a shoulder in a more traditional fashion, and the wide strap spreads the weight over a larger area, keeping it from digging into my skin, regardless of what carry position I used. You'd be really hard pressed to find a better deal on such a versatile sling. I love it so much I plan to get another one for my upcoming AR-15 build.
If you're even considering this sling, don't hesitate. Buy it. I'm sorry, but if you don't have the patience or common sense to figure this sling out, I question your competence in operating a firearm. The only reason I only gave this 4 bullets is the nylon cord adapters, as they aren't very strong. Coated wire, like the Blue Force adapters, would be perfect, especially for the AR-15 FSB concern I mentioned earlier. For the price point, I'll allow it.|