Tactical Slings attached to the M16/AR-15 Carbine at a single mounting point, without the use of the front sling swivel, have become quite popular in both military and law enforcement special operations circles. These sling attachment 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 the 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 five 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. The GGG-1072 models have a rectangular sling slot that will accept sling webbing up to 1 1/4" wide. They are available in right hand, left hand and an ambi version. Their Looped Model sling attachments, GGG-1048 and GGG-1049, feature looped mounting rings for attaching spring-loaded clips like those found on the HK quick clip slings, Chalker Style Tactical Sling or Mash Kook combat-carry-type slings. Collapsible stock adapters and end plate sling adapters are made in the USA at GG&G's Tucson, Arizona factory.