Feature #24794

Sling Strap Stabilises Rifle From Kneeling Without Platform

Added by Luke over 3 years ago. Updated over 2 years ago.

Status:New Start date:09/22/2011
Priority:Low Due date:
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Category:Config
Target version:Arma 3 Estimated time:3.00 hours
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Description

Creation of Miscellaneous item in items location in gear (watch, DAGR, Glasses, etc.)

Allows player to stabilise (Shift+Space) rifle from kneeling position.

Reference Materials:

http://higherintellect.info/texts/wars_and_weapons/US_Military_Field_Manual-Sniper_Training.pdf#page=22

http://higherintellect.info/texts/wars_and_weapons/US_Military_Field_Manual-Sniper_Training.pdf#page=66

History

Updated by rocko over 3 years ago

  • Target version set to Planned (Needs Contributors)

Updated by rocko over 3 years ago

Cool, maybe for sniper rifles only?

Updated by Huggy over 3 years ago

If so there should definitely a delay for this function, maybe 5 secs

Updated by TheCapulet over 3 years ago

This isn't necessarily just a sniper rifle technique, and is used just as often with smaller short barreled rifles, sub-machine guns, and ar/ak platforms. With smaller weapon platforms, it's pretty typical to use a single point elastic sling as a retention device that welds the weapon pretty firmly to your shoulder to help steady the weapon. I do this regularly when I'm shooting. It isn't some huge drastic change as far as recoil goes, but it does help. It's pretty effective at reducing sway though. With smaller guns that don't typically have stocks like the UMP or MP5 k, it's the same idea, only in reverse. You hold the weapon out taunt against the sling to stabilize.

Overall, I think a sling system should be considered for every weapon, even if it realistically wouldn't add just this specific benefit to certain weapons. For instance, if I'm carrying around a large rifle and need to switch to a sidearm, or do something sans a weapon in my hands, I'd never take the time to maneuver it around to my back. I'd just simply drop it, and the sling would hold it at the ready position till I need it again.

Updated by rocko over 3 years ago

  • Target version changed from Planned (Needs Contributors) to Arma 3

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