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Paracord Gun Sling

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A gun sling can really take a load of your hand but it will end up on you shoulders. I don't know if this will help but it will prevent you from dropping your gun.

Here I will show you how to make a gun sling for my air rifle that hasn't got any sling lugs and I really don't want to drill a hole in the gun to attach lugs.

By using paracord, I can make myself a sling without modifying the gun. Another advantage of the paracord sling is when I decide to remove it I can simply cut it off.

To make the sling you will need the following
- Paracord
- Rifle (There are many styles and shapes of rifles so here wouldn't be a guarantee that you could make a sling that will fit your rifle)
- Knife or scissors
- Lighter
- Paperclips(not shown)
 
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Step 1: On all the right places

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The first thing that has to be done is to find a place where you can attach the sling. Since I all ready said that I do not wish to modify my rifle the next best thing would be to attach the sling onto the rifle so that is is tied down.

I decided that the best place would be right behind the grip and on the the barrel of the rifle. Since this is a air rifle the barrel wouldn't heat up but it would with a real rifle that can shoot a lot faster so you have to bear that in mind.

To measure the lenth of the sling and what I did was to loosely tie the cord in place so that I can carry the rifle around to test the feel. It's important that you feel comfortable with the sling since it won't be adjustable. It might feel silly but I carried the rifle around the house just to get the right length. If the sling is to short, lengthen it, too long shorten it.

Once I got the right length I used a small piece of paracord to mark the cord. The next thing to be done is to cut the cord to length. Since I am doing a 6 strand flat braid, be needing 6 strand but what I am doing will be to use 3 cords and turn them into 6 strands.

Using mark on the cord, I measures down two times the length plus half that will go into the braiding. So if your sling is 1 meter long the cut cord should then be 2.5 meters long.

Once all the cords are cut the next thing that has to be done is to melt the end to prevent them from fraying.

joepetemitch4 months ago
I just thought I'd say that the sling is not solely for carrying the rifle but is I fact used for shooting by wrapping it around your arm which locks your arm which in turn steadies the muzzle but still a cool instructable
@killer pyro the way to tell the real paracord make sure the pounds test is 550 pounds
slo5oh10 months ago
Ikuziez9680: Common rule is 1' of paracord for each 1" of weave.

Killer pyro: There are lots of places to get paracord, not all are the same though. I've read that there's lots of false paracord out there. These guys sell the real stuff: http://campingsurvival.com
lkuziez96802 years ago
do you have any faint idea how much paracord this will use, I am looking forward to making this as soon as I know
killer pyro3 years ago
hey know this sound stupid but does anyone know where to get cheap paracord?
This would make a good airsoft sling if you could attach it to a sling mount pin.
jurienaude (author)  mr. robot skull3 years ago
Yes thanks, the nearest category I can think of was airsoft since Instructables does have a weapons or guns section.