|Strap it down....|
Your AR-15's sling might very well be your best friend. A comfortable, adjustable sling will allow you to carry your rifle, keep it slung when you are at ease, and provide stability for shooting. There are LOTS and LOTS of sling attachment options for the AR-15 rifle, including the standard FSP loop, rail mount loops, quick-detach points, receiver extension rear attachment points, and QD sockets on stocks. Keeping in mind what attachment points your rifle has currently, and what options may be available for you, you have three varieties of sling to choose from:
|Magpul MS3 Multi-Mission Convertible Sling|
2. Two-point sling: My personal favorite and what I currently employ. The rear end of the sling attaches to either the stock or a receiver extension attachment point and the forward end of the sling attaches to the rail or FSP. My current setup is a QD attachment to a receiver extension plate under the castle nut and my Daniel Defense Omega X Rail has built in QD sockets on the sides of the rails. This is a secure and functional setup, allowing for shooting support when prone and quick adjustibility of the sling if you are switching from strong-side to weak-side shooting. The Magpul MS3 utilized as a 2 point sling is an excellent example of this variation.
|Three Point Sling|
Understand the benefits and drawbacks of all three sling types before choosing one for your utility. I learned the hard way by using an uncomfortable and barely adjustable sling for many months before I did some background research and found the 2 point sling I use now. For practical use, a sling is a necessity for AR-15 shooters on the move and one of the few pieces I consider "Essential".
Be safe and see you next time.