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Old 04-14-2017, 11:46 PM   #1
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Default Who likes their Vickers Tactical slings?

I put a Vickers tactical sling on my arsenal AK and was wondering if anyone else runs one? anyone hate it? It is pretty useful but in my opinion is a little long, other than that no complaints. What's your experience?
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Old 04-15-2017, 12:08 AM   #2
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Love them, have 3,2 on Aks,1 on an AR.Not a big sling guy like the quick adjust feature, seems to be good material. Really do like the loop as a lefty.
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Old 04-15-2017, 12:15 AM   #3
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I thought the quick adjustment was a plus too my ak is currently the only rifle I run a sling on. The Garand sometimes
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Old 04-15-2017, 12:55 AM   #4
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I like the one I have. For the Vickers I prefer the non padded version.
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Old 04-15-2017, 01:24 AM   #5
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I loved the Vickers sling I had in the Marine Corps. Great piece of gear.
The sling is a little long only because it was designed around the M16A4 with guys wearing their plate carriers with a combat load out.

I regret giving my original one away to a junior Marine in my squad before I left the Marine Corps.
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Old 04-15-2017, 03:22 AM   #6
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That explains it Ive never used the sling while wearing a plate carrier. hmm interesting.
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Old 04-15-2017, 03:43 AM   #7
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I have two. Both are qd-mount, non-padded. I'm fully satisfied with them.
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Old 04-15-2017, 05:38 AM   #8
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I only use the two point padded Vickers quick adjustable or VTAC slings of the same principal.
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Old 04-15-2017, 06:53 AM   #9
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They are excellent, I even have the new thinner/ lighter one on my Evo Scorpion SBR. I think one belongs on every long gun. As a side note about slings and plate carriers, the RLI (Rhodesian Light Infantry) troopies did not typically use slings. They said your rifle should ALWAYS be in your hands and slings just tangle on everything. Granted this was 40 years ago and with FALS but it's interesting how sling philosophy changes over time. They were the definition of high speed low drag and didn't have any armor though....
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Old 04-15-2017, 10:01 AM   #10
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Fantastic and probably one of the better slings I've used. I have had another adjustable sling but just wasn't as good quality as the Vickers. I have the 2.0 I think with plum hardware. I'll end up buying another for my sbr I think. I like being able to bring the rifle close to my body, but in a second be able to loosen it and still have it slung across my body but able to shoulder the rifle.

That being said I do like the magpul MS series, the 2 to 1 point sling is pretty handy.

The only one I'd say I like more with a caveat is my rpk style padded that is a dedicated 2 point, but there's a hook and loop to a 1 point. If I remember I'll snap pics later. The biggest negative is theres a built in velcro strap that goes around the comb of a wood stock.
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Old 04-15-2017, 10:35 AM   #11
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If your referring to the Vickers Sling by Blue Force Gear, they are outstanding. Haven't used it with my AK yet, but had one for my patrol rifle (AR) at work and it was great. I preferred the padded version.
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Old 04-15-2017, 11:34 AM   #12
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All I use these days are Vickers slings on everything.. FALs, ARs and AKs
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Old 04-16-2017, 08:28 AM   #13
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It's a great piece of gear. I own two. Pricey but worth every penny.
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Old 04-16-2017, 08:35 AM   #14
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I too have them on all my modern rifles.
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Old 04-16-2017, 12:56 PM   #15
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I love mine. They are very comfortable I have them for all of my rifles,
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Old 04-17-2017, 10:39 AM   #16
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Vickers slings are top notch.

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Old 04-17-2017, 09:05 PM   #17
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Guess I'm weird. I don't like them on an AK. I run one on my SCAR and my FAL, but tried one on my AK and just didn't like. I like the plain old ak sling on mine.
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Old 04-18-2017, 06:36 AM   #18
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I put a Vickers tactical sling on my arsenal AK and was wondering if anyone else runs one? anyone hate it? It is pretty useful but in my opinion is a little long, other than that no complaints. What's your experience?
All of those adjustable slings are good to go if you're using them in the way they're supposed to be used. Vickers, Proctor, Ferro...
I use a Proctor sling because I like the minimal attributes.

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I loved the Vickers sling I had in the Marine Corps. Great piece of gear.
The sling is a little long only because it was designed around the M16A4 with guys wearing their plate carriers with a combat load out.

I regret giving my original one away to a junior Marine in my squad before I left the Marine Corps.
Good first post. You're right.
The slack needs to be managed accordingly when not running a full length rifle and full loadout.

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Old 04-19-2017, 07:17 PM   #19
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I have 2 of them? One is on my Vepr 12 where the weight of the shotgun makes the heavier webbing make sense. The universal wire loop they use is not my favorite. It has a tendency to get pretty crossed up depending on where the mounting points are and... then your quick adjust is not quick, or super functional any more.

The sling itself with weapon specific mounting gear, and metal hardware appears like it would be almost bomb proof.

They are huge. If you try to run the padded version and are not half a friggin' mountain in full rattle there is no way to get it sized down.

Maybe I don't have enough time in them to say whether they wear in over time, but the "quick adjust" isn't quick. It's just adjustable. The thick webbing and gliders don't fly like some slings I've used. And there are other options like those that work the exact same way with a bit of bungee built in like Viking's. Not only does that adjust, it has just enough spring that if you dial it almost full tight, you can still manhandle the gun into a shooting position.

I really don't think there is one sling to rule them all. Weapon configuration, weight, and mounting points make me look to one or another. On a light weapon it's not my pick. I put the extra (Vickers) I bought a while ago on a Scorpion (Evo) pistol just because it needed something. And something like that would likely benefit from a much thinner, lighter, and faster sling. I hate 3pt's and 1pt's almost as much. So an adjustable 2pt is the go to. But which one, like I said, is based on the gun.
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Old 04-19-2017, 11:02 PM   #20
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I have one. Padded, quick release... I like it. I do wish it was a few inches shorter.
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Old 04-20-2017, 10:12 AM   #21
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I have one. Padded, quick release... I like it. I do wish it was a few inches shorter.
You can make them shorter..... I have the non padded version on my AR. I set it up per the correct way I found online and you can cut off as much as you want and burn the edge so it doesnot frey. I probably took about 8 inches off mine.
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I ran one during my Valor Ridge Rifle class....it just did not work for me...too long for slinging over my shoulder and the quick adjustment did not really work...I prefer my old magpul MS3.
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Old 04-20-2017, 06:33 PM   #23
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I've spent a lot of time running this sling on my AR and I really love it. I have another to put on an AK,but I have not gotten around to spending any real time with it.
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Old 04-20-2017, 06:50 PM   #24
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I ran one during my Valor Ridge Rifle class....it just did not work for me...too long for slinging over my shoulder and the quick adjustment did not really work...I prefer my old magpul MS3.
Not to change the subject, but how did you like the Valor Ridge class. I've always thought about taking one of Reid's classes.
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You can make them shorter..... I have the non padded version on my AR. I set it up per the correct way I found online and you can cut off as much as you want and burn the edge so it does not fray. I probably took about 8 inches off mine.
But you have the non-padded version. Which is not the same thing at all. You can't shorten the padded one because you'd be trying to shorten the pad. Which, again, you can't. So once you hit the pad you're done. And it's still pretty huge. OR, you'd have no actual adjustment if you try to take it out of the front which makes it utterly pointless.

I had a padded one, and this is exactly why it got sold.


The standard slings you can cut, or if you use the traditional sliders on the back end, they will take a 3rd wrap and you can back feed through the adjustments and capture the added length that way.
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Have them on my AKs and my AR. A couple of them are the padded version and they adjust just fine. No problems at all.
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Not to change the subject, but how did you like the Valor Ridge class. I've always thought about taking one of Reid's classes.

You will like it....it was a lot of fun..he will show you how to run your AK...I want to go back next year!
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Love mine
Need one for my AK and one for my M5

Although sacralige... I have a non quick adjustable on my M1 Garand
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I only run Vicker slings or SOE 2-1 convertible slings. I've tried others and they always wind up in the parts bin or sold.
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But you have the non-padded version. Which is not the same thing at all. You can't shorten the padded one because you'd be trying to shorten the pad. Which, again, you can't. So once you hit the pad you're done. And it's still pretty huge. OR, you'd have no actual adjustment if you try to take it out of the front which makes it utterly pointless.

I had a padded one, and this is exactly why it got sold.


The standard slings you can cut, or if you use the traditional sliders on the back end, they will take a 3rd wrap and you can back feed through the adjustments and capture the added length that way.
Yep, that's part of the reason why I didn't bother with the padded one as well. Keep it simple
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