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Old 09-09-2009, 10:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Critique my Para Sling...

Well, it started off with a bunch of para cord I had laying around for months. Finally decided I would do something with it.

First incarnation was cool, but not what I wanted. I quickly discovered it needed to be removable and v1.0 was tied into the mount points. I also discovered that the length I want to carry with is different than the length I like to shoot with So here is v1.0

Oh yeah, and the knot up top was perfect to dig in to your shoulder when slung up
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v2.0 came out a lot better. Tapped in a sling mount on the buttstock, and then took an old cheapo ring and hit it with the angle grinder. Then a few swipes with varying files to even it out and drill and tap for another sling mount. Next one I make will be with a slightly better cheapo ring and I will actually take care to file it flat I also retied the sling adding the nylon webbing as shown. Gave me just the right amount of adjustability to do whatever I want with it. Comfortable as hell too, I think I could carry it for a while this way. What sayeth the OSR PBB Gods? Criticize and improve it for me
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Also did a v1.1 I needed a strap for my USPSA purse. This is 4 pieces of scrap melted together with a lighter
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Old 09-09-2009, 10:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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wow, very nice!

how much for the second gen sling to 23692?


ALSO, for durability, i hope you used metal hardware in the connection of the cord and nylon strap?
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You think people would actually buy these? Honestly, they are relatively cheap to make, but time consuming. This one actually has a plastic transition, only because it is what I ahd laying around. If I make more I will get some metal ones. I just need to get a bunch of swivel mounts for my other guns now.
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why even use the plastic piece... just make a loop at the end of the paracord (if possible?)

It should still slide...

but yeah, i would be interested in one if it would help you buy more paracord for your next one.
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you should make it so you can slip in .223 rounds, haha... would look badass, but impractical as hell

but seriously... if you get Earth cord, green cord and black cord, i can see people wanting something like this with many different options to choose from
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Would be great for a BUG. If ever needed you could unravel it to use it for any number of things.
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would people buy these, check this cat out:

http://www.snipershide.com/forum/ubb...6&nt=12&page=1

actually i would be interested in a single setup...i already have the clip for it...i actually got it at northern tools...i will post a pic of it later..
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Looks great. I like the style

I have like 500' of black and OD Green I want to do that with, its just way down on the list. lol

Got a source for metal hardware ?
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but yeah, i would be interested in one if it would help you buy more paracord for your next one.
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Add me to that list of people interested in one.
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why even use the plastic piece... just make a loop at the end of the paracord (if possible?)

It should still slide...

but yeah, i would be interested in one if it would help you buy more paracord for your next one.
I considered that, but this just made it cleaner and easier to put together/take apart

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but seriously... if you get Earth cord, green cord and black cord, i can see people wanting something like this with many different options to choose from
I am gonna get some more cord this weekend. I will see what color options are available to me.

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Would be great for a BUG. If ever needed you could unravel it to use it for any number of things.
That was my theory. I didnt measure but I would guess it is about 70 feet of cord.

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actually i would be interested in a single setup...i already have the clip for it...i actually got it at northern tools...i will post a pic of it later..
Hmmmm, only problem with a single setup would be the adjustment. I will play with it sometime.

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Got a source for metal hardware ?
Not yet, need to research it.

Doc/Grendel, would I need a Yellow star for a single item like this?

If I do decide to do it it will be a single order at a time and I can make them custom to your length desire. How much would it be worth to you guys?
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Doc/Grendel, would I need a Yellow star for a single item like this?

If you sell to make profit, yes.
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Is a profit only large enough to buy more parts still a profit? It all depends how much it costs to make. They are just time consuming enough that I wouldn't want to mass produce. I really need to see what it will cost to make. I would rather just give them out for cost (PBB ONLY!) but my time is valuable
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Is a profit only large enough to buy more parts still a profit? It all depends how much it costs to make. They are just time consuming enough that I wouldn't want to mass produce. I really need to see what it will cost to make. I would rather just give them out for cost (PBB ONLY!) but my time is valuable

Understood. I am not really the one to answer that one, then.

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looks very interesting and very unique. i would be interested in one that had no hardware on it and was long enough to where the connections would be slip-knot style to go on my shotgun that has no sling mounts.

Would like to have it where it would slip-tight down around the barrel somewhere and then somehow tighten around the buttstock.



You should peddle your wares on barfcom too.... i think guys over there hear paracord and get insta-wood...
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Nice

I would stitch the webbing instead of using rivets/screws.
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Is a profit only large enough to buy more parts still a profit? It all depends how much it costs to make. They are just time consuming enough that I wouldn't want to mass produce. I really need to see what it will cost to make. I would rather just give them out for cost (PBB ONLY!) but my time is valuable
Thats the problem with this stuff, its sooo time consuming that there is no profit in it. You gotta be doing it just because you like it and have the time.

I dont watch much TV so there goes that option. lol
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Also did a v1.1 I needed a strap for my USPSA purse. This is 4 pieces of scrap melted together with a lighter
Both pieces look real nice. Glad to see someone else has taken the art of macrame out from the classic "hippie" plant hanger venue and into a more useful/functional form.

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More macrame?


Wanna weave a plant hanger for my wife?



looks cool actually, just busting your ball :negraflipoff2:
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I just want a how to thread on the paracord knot tying thing.
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Not trying to do an end run, but keith I can handle all the sales if you want.
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I just want a how to thread on the paracord knot tying thing.
Search youtube. Keith's sling looks like a super cobra knot.
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