Tactical Slings attached to the M16/AR15 Carbine at a single mounting point, without the use of the front sling swivel, have become quite popular recently in both military and law enforcement special operations circles. These systems permit the operator to mount the weapon on either the primary or offside shoulder. As a result, during dynamic entries it becomes easier to "slice the pie" at doorways and move around corners, whether they are on the right or left side, without "telegraphing" the operator's presence.
GG&G manufactures a Receiver End Plate Sling Adapter for this purpose. With this innovative accessory the operator can now attach the sling directly behind the receiver, in front of the collapsible buttstock. This only requires replacement of the receiver end plate with the new end plate containing an integral sling mounting point.
This series of GG&G Receiver End Plate Sling Adapters can also be used to attach a conventional sling in conjunction with the front sling swivel. A significant advantage of this set up is that expanding or collapsing the buttstock does not affect the sling length. If you wear body armor, a tactical vest or a jacket, you no longer need to re-adjust the sling length due to the extra apparel.
GG&G offers several Receiver End Plate Sling Adapters for collapsible stocks. They are designed for professional use being machined from 4140 ordnance steel and are manganese phosphated matte black per mil-spec. They can easily be installed by the operator. One of our Receiver End Plate Sling Adapters has a rectangular sling slot that will accept sling webbing up to 1 1/4" wide. It is available in right hand, left hand and an ambi version. Our Looped version sling attachment features ambidextrous mounting rings for attaching spring-loaded clips like those found on the Chalker Tactical Sling or the snap clip combat-carry-type slings.