Learning how to correctly sling your carbine is an essential step toward smooth transitions and maximizing your real-world accuracy. Special operations veteran Pat McNamara breaks down the essentials of what you need to know to keep your carbine in optimal position no matter the circumstances surrounding you. In concert with the other tactics offered through McNamara’s DVD, Make Ready With Pat McNamara: Carbine TAPS, an operator can streamline their tactical training and work toward becoming the most efficient gunfighter they can be.

In the video, McNamara describes how to best use a two-point sling, with the sling itself set on its longest length for maximum versatility. With the sling just around his neck, McNamara illustrates how an operator is afforded more room to work with in terms of magazine changes. Then, moving the sling to a cross-body position, McNamara exhibits how the sling can then be used to add stability to one’s shooting position and instantly transition to a vertical carry position along their back for ease of movement.

After a 22-year career in the special operations community, 13 of which were in the 1st SFOD-D, Pat McNamara knows what works and what doesn’t when it comes to preparing your mind, body and gear for the worst-case scenario of a gunfight.

In his new DVD from Panteao Productions, Make Ready With Pat McNamara: Carbine TAPS (Tactical Application of Practical Shooting), McNamara delivers insight and instruction into how to effectively set up your carbine and how to make sure your training and mindset are real-world ready.

For more information, please visit

Up Next

Exclusive Video: Sig Sauer Unveils Its New Legion Series P229

Sig Sauer’s new Legion series P229 brings next-gen enhancements including custom grips, top-notch accessories...