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. In addition to accommodating a single mounting point, the 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.
Certain local, state and federal agencies have now established policies indicating that if a tool needs to be used to remove a part of the weapon to install a new accessory it cannot be done unless the gun is sent to the agency's armorer or gunsmith for the installation. This has caused a problem for some agencies do to time constraints and the absence of local agency armorers. GG&G has developed the Agency Rear Sling Adapter to assist the agencies with this issue. The GG&G Agency Rear Sling Adapter only requires that the rear assembly of the collapsible buttstock be removed. No tools required. The new adapter then slides over the tube and, once in proper position securely tightens behind the castle lock nut as shown in the photos. The system uses two socket head screws for fastening, so that once tightened there is no chance the sling adapter will come loose. The Agency Rear Sling Adapter is available in right, left hand and ambi versions. It is manufactured for professional use from 7075 aluminum and Type III hard coat anodized to meet Mil-Specs. A 9/64" wrench is included for your convenience.