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Belaying Carabiner

This is a great carabiner for belaying. The fact that it has a round stock means it will add friction to the rope and wear less on the rope. Yes it does have a somewhat slow locking action. However if you put a few drops of gun oil between the locking sleeve and the gate all you have to do is flick it and it will spin open and shut on its own.

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Gun oil? Many many brands of gun oil also contain solvents, so you'd better use a lubricant that won't damage nylon (as in the belay loop).