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Paracord Slings, Any Good?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Gary Jones, Nov 13, 2019.

  1. Gary Jones

    Gary Jones Big Poster

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    Was in the RFD today and seen a paracord sling that caught my eye. When I asked about it, it wasnt for sale.

    Never really seen any others in the flesh, but I liked this one and thought it would look good on my new ultra.

    Are they gimmicky and is there any issues with them unravelling of their own accord? Is a certain weave better than others for this application? So on and so on.

    Cheers
     
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    Have some time to spare?
     
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    sharpsman Keyboard Hero

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    I only like leather one's but that is because i'm set in my ways lol, i have seen them paracord on the bay but i can't say if they are any good or not , my advice is get a good quality leather one they last for years.
     
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    Try paracorditemsforall.co.uk for a look at what they can do and the types/colours available.

    Bob
     
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    I use one, its strong and sturdy without a doubt, but its not as comftable as a padded sling
     
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    Havent got the time, the patience or the inclination to make my own. I cant even put a plait in my daughter's hair :facepalm:
     
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    2506sendero Legend in his own mind & living on the edge.

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    They certainly look the part and the only issues i could foresee would be over stretching of the paracord.
     
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    Recently fitted one to my Rti Priest and up to now it’s been great very comfortable had no issues yet
    Think I only paid a tenner of the bay delivered.
     
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    I think depends on how much of a tart you are :p I got one from a fellow member and for me, I think they look great. How durable will it be? Not sure. I've had no issues in the short amount of time I've had it and it's not stretched either.
     

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    I've had a couple for a few years and they are fine. Light use. I do make some other paracord stuff but never got round to a sling.....maybe I should give it a whirl and see how it turns out. I don't really use slings at the moment though :D

    The rock paracord vid is a good one and a very sturdy way of making it.
     
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    I got one for my nephew from Ant Supplies. Was about £12 I think. Seems fine and have had no problems with it.
     
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    No. They are a recent survivalist-derived fad. No military unit I know of uses them. They will inevitably collect all sorts of crud in heavy use in the field. They are great at attracting blood and gut bits from field-dressed quarry. They will absorb lots of water in the rain.

    Leather works fine for any reasonable use and is traditional and attractive. Nylon is ultra-practical (but avoid cheap polyester pretending to be nylon, there’s a lot of it about and it wears badly).

    If you see a need to carry some emergency paracord with you in the field, do not rely on taking apart a paracord rifle sling or removing the cord wrap from the handle of your Rambo-ish knife. Just spend a tenner on some proper paracord and stick it in your pocket or rucksack.
     
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    littleJon365 Democracy unless they disagree

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    I like them and have one on my Uragan. They are comfortable and there are some decent looking ones out there
     
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    I've seen a few that seem to be quite long, I wonder if the weight has pulled the weave tightly and let the longer cords become too long! :oops:


    John :)
     
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    This is very true

    I went through a phase of making some dog collars and some for friends out of paracord 550. Super strong - last 9 months of abuse so far no issue

    But if you ever want to unravel one, takes blimen ages!

    Survival situation 6 feet in the form or a bracelet is plenty - any more and just takes some cord
     
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    i'm the same - mostly dog leads. They work well

    I still like the slings though. :D
     
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    I bought one from a guy on here, a few years ago - he made a few different styles / colours etc.
    It looked pretty good and was well made, but not the most comfortable to be honest.
    The survivalist part of unravelling it to use in an emergency, is a bit of a gimmick to be honest, but then again if I had had to use it in that scenario it probably would have been very useful.
     
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    I made a couple, kept one and gave one away, personally I prefer leather, if you have s**t loads of parra cord and a spare 3 hours, why not give it a go
     
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    audi swift Man up & pull the bloody trigger.... HFT 101.

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    I have two paracord slings, one has been used alot last year and it's still as it was apart from the mud :)
     
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