Saturday, June 07, 2008

The Sling War may have been won!

I've posted before, both here and all over the Intardweb, that there are only two slings: the VCAS from Blue Force Gear and the VTAC from Viking Tactics. I think I narrowed down which one is the sling for me. When Matt and I were working on doing reloads today, I found that the VCAS is just not quite long enough for use on my carbine where I want to have the sling mounting points. I couldn't get it adjusted quite long enough.

The biggest part of that issue is that I'm a big, big dude. I'm 6'6" tall, and I weigh a lot. Turns out that the VTAC can adjust a whole lot longer. Naturally, the one I got handed to me is the skinny one rather than the cool padded wide one. LOL! I don't mind that much; its not like I have to haul that rifle and a ton of gear around the world. I've already started to think about designing a pad that would be simple to make and integrate with the sling. I have a couple ideas that I need to explore some more.

I think the next range session will be the proof of concept. At least it'll give me something else to blog about; I've been posting rather sparsely of late!

4 comments:

DirtCrashr said...

I got the ace bit and the fat VTAC with the pad.
I've have had duffle-bags with slip-on shoulder pads and ones with sew-together pads, and the sliders always got confused - my conclusion is the sewn together kind works best.
Look at the ones made by Eagle Creek.

Jonathan said...

I have a padded VTAC you can have...

Jonathan said...

I have a padded VTAC you can have...

Zaakir Abdullah said...

Guess I'm the only schmuck who likes single point slings.