I started looking at slings and attachment hardware and got sticker shock! Enough sticker shock that I didn’t want to lay out the cash to find out if I really needed one.
So, I looked around the house and thought why can’t I use a luggage strap? We have plenty of them laying around so why not? I initially tied some small rope to create different attachment points to try out. I now have about $10 invested into an ambidextrous buffer tube mount and at least for now a functional sling to play with. I know, I know, it doesn’t have the bells and whistles of a “real” sling, but I don’t have much invested in it either.
I like it. When I first got my rifle, I wasn’t sure if I wanted a 1-point or 2-point sling. I had a strap that came with a protective iPad case that I knew I wasn’t going to use, so I used it to test with my rifle. I could make adjustments to use it as a 1-point or 2-point sling, and it helped me to realize I want a 2-point sling. Use what you got, as long as it works. Thank you for sharing this @Gary_H.
I bought a 1/2 point sling on Amazon that came with two mlok qd rail mounts, and some qd attachments. I believe it was $25 or something like that. Does everything I need it to for two rifles, and does it as well as any other sling I’ve had or used. However, use what you have and practice with it. A laptop strap is a good idea! If it works, it doesn’t matter what it originally was attached to.