Blue Force Gear, maker of the VCAS sling, offers quite a few different sling mounting solutions. Shown here are a couple of new products.
The RAP (Rail Attachment Point) from Fortis Manufacturing is a very convenient and compact way of adding a QD sling swivel socket to a Picatinny rail.
There haven’t been many options for attaching a sling to the rear of the receiver of an AK until now. Three different AK Sling Loops from Echo Nine Three provide the AK owner with some options for doing so; all with simple drop-in installation.
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Impact Weapons Components (IWC) specializes in ‘Mount-n-slot’ weapon light, sling, weapons control, bipod and other accessories, that mount via a slot or hole to non-Picatinny handguards. One of their newest products is a ’2 to 1 Point Triglide’ for 1″ or 1.25″ webbing slings that allows the user to rapidly convert their Two Point Sling into a One Point Sling on the run, using a push button QD sling swivel.
Gear Sector, which specializes in weapon slings and accessories, offers a line of picatinny rail mounts as front attach points for slings. Their rail mounts are designed with an ergonomic contour that mates with most rail panels on the market for uninterrupted rail space.
Being a lefty sometimes presents a challenge when it comes to sling mounting options on some weapons. One of these is the FAL PARA model. Here’s how I dealt with it.
The URS and Gunslinger are now available in Crye Multicam webbing, with tan ITW Ghillietex hardware.
The QD End Plate from Noveske Rifleworks is one of those ‘why didn’t someone do this a long time ago?’ products. It’s a direct replacement for the stock receiver end plate on an AR-15 or M4 that allows a QD sling swivel to attach to the rear of the receiver, right below the buffer tube. It’s fully ambidextrous, and is the lowest profile QD mounting available.
BlueForceGear has introduced a new verison of their padded VCAS (Vickers Combat Application Sling) utilizing printed camouflage webbing and a new acetal adjuster (AA – double ‘A’). It’s called the VCAS Padded Double A Model.
Ever since EMDOM USA and I introduced the URS (Universal Rig Strap) Sling two years ago, I’ve had numerous requests and inquiries from URS Sling users for a single or two-point sling that was compatible with the connector that the URS uses. The connector attaches to the receiver end plate, or to a swivel at the rear of the stock, and uses a female SR buckle. As far as I know, it’s not compatible with any other sling. URS users wanted a sling that could be attached to the URS connector for stand-alone use, when not using a rig. In response to those requests, EMDOM is now offering a sling that URS users can use without having to remove the connector from their weapon. It’s called the Gunslinger Sling.