Blue Force Gear’s Vickers slings are famous for their ingenious design, and simplicity. What started as a standard AR sling has been slowly adopted into a variety of platforms. This includes options for the SAW, the M240 and of course the AK series of rifles. This particular model is the Special edition AK Sling Version 6. It features a leather pull tab instead of webbing. It comes in a unique Olive Green color with a Red Star stamp. The result is something that looks nearly identical to the classic, old school AK web sling. Except the sling isn’t just a cheap communist piece of crap, but a functional multi-use sling.

Blue Force Gear AK Sling: The Combloc choice

The AK Sling – What’s New?

This special edition sling at its core isn’t much different from a standard AK sling, it’s mostly looks. How does the Vickers AK sling vary from the standard Vickers Blue Force Gear sling? They are similar in many ways, but you can tell Blue Force Gear and Larry Vickersknew they had to adopt a few things for the AK platform. First and foremost is the addition of a sewn-in U-loop for attaching to the Eastern Bloc standard sling point. The rear of the stock lacks a U Loop and is designed to be used for a rear sling point or to wrap around the actual stock and tightened down. While this is an AK sling I didn’t attach it to an AK, instead, I went to a more modern platform that’s still attached to the AK heritage.

Blue Force Gear AK Sling: The Combloc choice