A good sling is an essential part of a fighting rifle. When the sling
is not in use, it shifts and stirs with the rifle, and generally gets in
the way. A piece of bicycle inner tube or rubber band slipped over the
receiver extension or stock is a field expedient and free solution,
though they do lack finesse and durability.
Sling Keep A consists
of a 10" long, 1/8" diameter elastic shock cord, an ITW GTSP Cordloc
for adjustability, and an ITW Zipcord to cinch the ends. You're likely
to find ITW components on your mil spec clothing.
The supplied length of the 1/8" elastic shock cord may be
longer than necessary to give the user the freedom to shorten it (we trim ours to 9" for SOPMOD stocks). Our favorite place for
Sling Keep on a SOPMOD stock is through the hole ahead of the stock
release latch, or the horizontal slot below the stock. To prevent Sling
Keep from unduly moving on the stock, it's best to loop it through a
slot, or against anything that acts as a stop, and adjust its length
with the Cordloc so it's always under tension.IMPORTANT: ALWAYS KEEP SLING KEEP UNDER TENSION. A loose Sling Keep will unnecessarily move about.
rubber bands, Sling Keep is tension adjustable by way of the ITW GTSP
Cordloc. When placed on the stock, the 1/8" diameter elastic shock
cord, allows the charging handle to either ride and roll over it, or
push it back, and does not interfere with the charging handle's
operation. Also unlike rubber bands that can deteriorate rapidly and
break (unless they're UV resistant) the 1/8" shock cord is far more
durable. And it doesn't smell :)
Keep A is shipped partially assembled. Once the user loops the shock
cord through a hole or slot, and trims the cord to fit (if necessary),
the supplied Zipcord can be used to close up the ends. If the shock
cord is cut to fit, we suggest using a lighter or torch to burn and seal
the tips to prevent fraying.
Currently available in Black, Tan, and Foliage Green.