Before we spend to much time exploring tactics, it might be a good idea to explain why I believe tactics are important. I will begin by saying; from the time you first learn to walk and until the first time you walk to school you may recognize that even the act of crossing the street requires the use of tactics if you think about it. Children learn to look both ways before crossing the street at a very early age, and this tactic is not common sense, it's a learned behavior. Tactics must be learned, for example you may know that deer seem to be struck by vehicles in large volumes every year, and what you might realize is that it can take deer many years to learn how to cross a road.
I believe that tactics play a very significant role in our survival.
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While beginning to grow in the never ending pursuit of tactical proficiency, it's important to maintain a willingness to adopt ideas that are brought to your attention that prove to be measurably better.
The internet is like the wild west where anyone can publish their opinion. Many of those opinions are very strong and some people are very obstinate. Unfortunately, the only forgiving aspect of clinging to a bad idea, is that you may never actually end up in a situation where you are killed or seriously injured.
You could ask the question; is it better to be good or lucky? I have adopted the general mind set that most things in life are done in vain, but I don't look back, I always like to move forward and to try new things. I don't move from a proven strategy or tactic until expression shows that the said strategy or tactic is no longer as statistically effective.
One example of this is the evolution to the single point carry strap from no carry strap at all or a two point carry strap. I don't think spending the rest of your life field testing equipment is necessarily the best approach to equipment selection. For this reason, I am going to recommend that you use the MagPul MS4 Multi-Mission sling.
The 3 basic reasons I recommend this particular sling.
1. You may need to go hands free at some point or transition to a secondary tool.
2. This particular sling is easy to quickly disconnect.
3. The sling is well designed.
Features of the recommended sling are as follows:
Filling the same mission requirement as the standard MS3 Sling, the MS4 can quickly switch between one-point and two-point configuration. The MS4 maintains material construction and specifications identical to that of the standard MS3, but features two heavy-duty push-button QD sling swivels, along with a steel D-Ring to allow one to two-point convertibility. This modification allows compatibility with QD sling cups commonly found on lower receivers, receiver end plates, buttstocks, and many low-profile forward QD Sling mounts, including the Magpul RSA-QD.
The MS4 Dual QD GEN 2 incorporates a new low profile quick-adjust Slider which minimizes bulk and allows for secure, yet effortless, sling adjustment. Webbing length has also been increased for a comfortable fit with all body types and armor configurations.
Made in U.S.A. and 100% Berry Amendment compliant.
Maximum Length: 71.5"
Minimum Length: 58.5"
Attachment Method: Dual Magpul QD Sling Swivels
Swivels/Attachment Included: QD swivels included. QD sockets sold separately.