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  • Pete Sheppard

    In the Marines, we were trained to simply unclip the sling from the rear swivel, adjust the loop for a tight fit around the upper bicep, then adjust the slling length to permit a tight fit and lock into the rifle. A practiced rifleman can do it within a minute.

  • Lance

    Same way my father a solder over 10 years taught me about sling retention and proper shooting skills when I was a teenager.

  • David Peddle

    In 1973 while in the South African I was taught to use a longer sling and would twist it around my arm while fastened at both ends. This gave same affect. In 1976 in Northern Ireland, I attached a pistol grip to the rifle forestock to improve aiming.

  • David Peddle

    In 1973 while in the South African Army I was taught to use a longer sling and would twist it around my arm while fastened at both ends. This gave same affect. In 1976 in Northern Ireland, I attached a pistol grip to the rifle forestock to improve aiming.

  • logsplitter

    Seems rather complex, there must be a simpler way. btw way, cool jeep; stoopid cigar.

  • JohnD

    This is news? Read the TM!! next an article about how to open an MRE!

    • 1C3

      I think the next article will be how to spit shine your jump boots.

      I’m all for learning different methods, but they might as well published a video on how to cook with your kpot helmet.

      • john jones

        You whine like a sailor!

  • Zspoiler

    What is this ? They taught this in Marine Corps Boot Camp. And about the “Hasty sling once you got out in the Fleet.

    • john jones

      Not everyone was dumb enough to join the Navy… Marines!

  • SAM

    Good video. Many people do not know this information. Videos fill in the blanks that the instruction sheets leave for the reader who does not have access to a quality instructor. Many soldiers do not know this technique today as the Army has been stripped of quality leaders over the lasst 7 years.

  • Falcon 1 each

    …because…that is how we shoot now….in combat I guess. Not! Unreal how much IQ i just lost reading that.