The "tactical" carry of a weapon may look "cool",
but it's totally practical. Potential adversaries, and those being protected,
know you are ready to act in a second. I tend to think of it as the "guitar
carry", since I'm a guitar player, or the "Israeli way", after I visited
there. Slung behind the back, it looks 'nonchalant'. It's natural
and comfortable -- critical in situations where you don't know when or
where you may need to defend yourself. This is simply a practical method
of carrying a rifle on a sling but at the ready (slung port arms, I'd call
it), especially with pistol-gripped rifles. It keeps the muzzle controllable
by the left hand (or right if you're a lefty) for safety as well as down
when it rains. This is just a simple way of converting your rifle to be
carried with the receiver UP and trigger at the ready.
This is not rocket-science, and many of you know this stuff, but I thought I'd put together a Pictorial How-To for those who want to do it and always wondered how.
Ingredients You'll need 2 feet of parachute cord and a 1 inch piece of PLASTIC tubing, some water, and a flame source (lighter).
|Soak the 2 foot paracord piece in water
for a minute. This will allow tight knots and
it will contract as it dries for a good fit.
|Run the 1" tube through the paracord|
|Tie a half-hitch knot 2inches from the plastic tube.|
|Run the cord with one loop through the
sling swivel, then CINCH it down tight
between the halfhitch knot and the the swivel.
|Tie a tight square knot to the "outside"
of the sling swivel (left side if you're right-handed,
so it doesnt' bump your chin)
Cut off the excess cord, then burn the
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