I have fairly extensive experience with the 2 point sling on the Steyr AUG. I found that if the sling is adjusted so the barrel lies parallel to the ground right at your belt line, life become even easier. You will have enough sling length (neck and R arm through the sling) to bring the rifle to a shoulder mount; to sling a short rifle (like an AUG) cross body, muzzle up, to the front; allow the muzzle to drop when transitioning to a handgun (muzzle down front carry); or carry the rifle muzzle down, across the back. In this last position, the muzzle points down to your right side. It was also fast to grab the AUG at the pistol grip and swing it to the front into a shooting position in one smooth move from this position.You can even fire the rifle one handed with the additional support of the sling.
I have had occasion to handcuff suspects when I was alone, when I slid the AUG to my back, transitioned to my SIG 220, and proceeded without a problem.
I will have to try this with some of my other rifles - my AUG is still my 'go to' .223. It does have the advantage of the front sling swivel mounted on top, and the rear sling swivel can be mounted on either side. But that is nothing that can't be solved with some para-cord. (If it looks stupid and it works, it ain't stupid!)
Last edited by Sleuth; 08-24-2006 at 12:35 PM.
“Give me a gun. Let me shoot back at those who are shooting at me. It’s not that I want to kill anyone. I just want an equalizer. I feel completely exposed out there. And the First Amendment won’t protect you for shit. Give me a gun and I’ll feel better.”
John Koopman, “McCoys Marines. An embedded reporter with 3/4 Marines in Iraq.