Saturday, January 7, 2012

Mission First Tactical One Point Sling Mount OPSM Review

Mission First Tactical One Point Sling Mount OPSM Review

As I have published a number of upgrade articles, I have received many comments and emails from folks who want to upgrade their ARs with all the standard tactical accessories, but without having to break out specialty tools. A typical AR upgrade is to add  a single point tactical sling mount to your six position adjustable stock.  Generally this involves replacing the buffer tube locking ring which in turn necessitates the removal of the butt-stock, castle nut with a special castle nut wrench, a lot of swearing if the castle nut is already staked, removal of the locking ring and replacement and reassembly with the new sling mount plate... a lot of work if you just want to use a single point sling.


 
Mission First Tactical has an easier path to adding tough single point sling attachment that only requires a hex wrench. Their OPSM - One Point Sling Mount only requires you to remove your buttstock slip on the OPSM, tighten it down with a hex wrench and re attach the buttstock. Cling on your single point sling and done. In this case I upgraded my Complete Tactical Machining Lower and added on the Mission First Tactical One Point Sling Mount.

This simple upgrade is a great product for a number of reasons.  The OPSM is a great option if for instance you have an issued weapon and want to add a single point sling attachment without disassembling or permanently modifying the gun or your you want to leave your heavily factory staked castle nut alone,. It is also a great option for someone who doesn’t want to hassle with disassembling 

This Mission First Tacticla $39.99 OPSM  is handy tactical accessory made from aviation grade aluminum and matte black finished.  It provides the functionality of a single point sling without the headaches.  Additionally it is completely ambidextrous and during my drills did not limit my movement during right to left shoulder transitions.

SOURCES
MIssion First Tactical
http://www.missionfirsttactical.com


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