A sling is considered one of the most important elements of a proper defensive or fighting rifle. A good sling provides retention and support and helps the carrier handle the weight of the rifle.
The Blue Force Gear Vickers Combat Applications Padded 2 Point Sling was designed based around military experience involving the carrying and use of rifles by people who depend on them. Closed cell padded foam tubing helps disperse the weight comfortably to avoid digging or weighing unevenly on pressure points and the dense foam used does not add bulk to the sling. The stitching of the sling is very high quality and built to last and is free of sharp edges that you may find on lower quality slings.
Although it’s designed for use with M4 carbine style rifles, the Blue Force Vickers Sling can be adapted to many rifles with appropriate hardware. The quick adjustment tab allows the user to quickly and easily adjust sling length to different firearms or different methods of carrying, as well as to find the right support needed in various shooting positions.
Plastic hardware can sometimes be a weak point in accessories such as slings, but the polymer used in this sling doesn’t feel cheap or ready to break. It’s made of glass-reinforced nylon, a much more durable polymer, and it feels very sturdy and durable.
It is true that many slings are less expensive, and many shooters will naturally opt for these instead, but there is a clear quality difference and the investment is well worth it for anybody who plans to use their rifle in the field or must rely on their ability to carry it and use it.