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    To sew or not to sew?

    My sling setup is pretty simple. A Magpul MS1 with attachments at the castle nut using a Magpul ASAP QD plate and another QD forward on the rail.

    In the last 2 years using this setup I haven't adjusted the sling at all. Everything is exactly where I want it. I've found the loose ends of the sling are unnecessary and have been considering having them cut off and sewing them closed. I have a local shop that can do it exceptionally well, so I'm not concerned about it unraveling.

    Anyone do this already? Pros? Cons?

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    Can’t you cut and hit it with a lighter to seal the ends instead of sewing?


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    Once I get my slings adjusted to my satisfaction I always sew them but I have a sewing machine. I don't like the triglides and webbing tail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by just a scout View Post
    Can’t you cut and hit it with a lighter to seal the ends instead of sewing?


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    This is exactly what I do. People sew the ends?!

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    It's nylon right? So when heated it melts right? So burn the edge to seal the threads and save yourself a humiliating thread about using your sewing machine.

    We've been doing this since nylon web gear became a thing....

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowSpeed_HighDrag View Post
    It's nylon right? So when heated it melts right? So burn the edge to seal the threads and save yourself a humiliating thread about using your sewing machine.

    We've been doing this since nylon web gear became a thing....
    A sewing machine that can handle sling webbing is a manly thing. Fixing the length of a quick adjustable sling defeats the whole purpose, I guess it works on a range toy but I see it being detrimental to a duty rifle where odd firing positions and possible need to cut free might occur.
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    I think the poster is referring to sewing the sling to the swivels not sewing the ends. I use QD swivels and a Vtac sling and once I am satisfied that I have the correct length I sew the webbing to the QD swivels. A standard home sewing machine can do it.

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    Sorry I should have been clearer... The idea is to sew the ends directly around the swivels, eliminate keepers where possible (not the main adjustment slider, obviously) and remove extra "flapping" material. I am well aware of how to cut/burn nylon, but that will not accomplish what I am asking.

    Thanks for the replies and if I do end up breaking out my Little Suzy Sewing kit and doing it myself I promise to post action pictures!
    Last edited by Bluto; 11-22-19 at 11:50.

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