Lanyards...........me Like'em

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  1. Sourdough

    Sourdough "ALASKAN"
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    Consider if lanyard would be of any use for you. I have lanyards on most of my handguns. I make mine and they attach the firearm to my wrist.
     
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  2. Sourdough

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    My motivation is that when bears attack, they so violently shake the victim, that they loose hold of their firearm, and often it is so violent their shoes or boots go flying.
     
  3. TexDanm

    TexDanm Shadow Dancer
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    I can see some advantages in lanyards in some situations. For me though they might inhibit my somewhat ambidextrious use of guns in some situations.

    When I think of lanyards I always think of the venerable Break action .455 Webley that were carried by British Officers all over the world. They were probably the greatest handguns ever issued to any military until the advent of the Colt 45 ACP.

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    Until the advent of auto loading pistols with magazines the top break auto extracting feature was the fastest to reload revolver with acceptable stopping power and a low recoil.

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    The use of clips made the reload compeditivewith an auto matic reload and it was THE british sidearm until the 455 Mark IV was retired in 1947.

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  4. Dalewick

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    In the Army for my unit, if it was important to you, it was tied to you (Ranger ropes, dope ropes, etc.). Best way to not lose things when the world decides to hate you.

    Dale
     
  5. Sonofliberty

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    I got overconfident the other day and did some work on a boat motor while we were stuck out in the gulf. I lost my favorite pair of Leatherman pliers. Made me very sad. :(
     
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  6. Alaskajohn

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    I still call my lanyards “dope ropes.” I use them all the time.
     
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  7. randyt

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    I like lanyards, I like them a lot. Years ago I lost a magazine out of a rifle. It sucked big time, it was a time and place that replacement was not possible at least for awhile. I even think a lanyard is not a bad idea even for a magazine.
     
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    1. Dalewick
      Have you ever used Magpul pulls or just old school ranger pulls on your mags. You can attach a dope rope when needed, easily then.
       
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  8. watcherchris

    watcherchris Master Survivalist
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    I m wearing my prescription safety glasses right now....side shields removed. The have on them a lanyard. Some postures you have to assume to get certain work done..is very uncomfortable and it is easy for your glasses to come off. A lanyard helps greatly.

    Certain tools as well...you do not want to lose them down certain pipes and or machinery. You put lanyards on them. Also you keep a tool inventory list....of what comes into a job site and out ...You never want to lose a tool in certain machinery and then close it up and operate it....disaster ...big time ...expensive too.

    Lanyards help here....so to tool inventory lists.

    I don't necessarily put lanyards on my guns...but I can see under certain circumstances where it would be helpful...particularly on a side arm.

    My non Ishmaelite .02,
    Watcherchris
     
  9. Pragmatist

    Pragmatist Master Survivalist
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    Yes, yes, yes: lanyards !

    They're not just for ID cards dangling around one's neck.

    They're attached to my compass, other carry-able instruments, belt-laden tools, ...

    For those with amphib, maritime environments, some lanyards have water-activated light. Some lanyards provide buoyancy for some attachments.

    Yes, yes, yes: lanyards !
     
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  10. Morgan101

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    I had heard the exact same thing from Mykel Hawkes. It is very sound advice. I have several lanyards that are used for a multitude or purposes.
     
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