Blue Force Gear Releases Limited Edition AK Sling Version 6

What is old is new again seems to be coming around on a more frequent basis. With “retro” builds and their parts seeing a resurgence amongst builders, it would seem that the market is clamoring for something a bit more than the “next best thing.” If fact, this trend would seem to state that the market is looking for the “last best thing.”

Seeing an opportunity to fuse the old and new is Blue Force Gear. Known for their partnership with Larry Vickers creating the Vickers Combat Application Sling, Blue Force Gear is adapting this new take on weapon webbing to something a bit older – circa 1947. Their new AK Sling Version 6 is a limited edition offering fusing old-world fashion with new-world know-how.

This Limited Edition Standard AK Sling Version 6 uses Ranger Green Webbing to look like the weapon slings of old. However, it keeps all the Vickers sling tricks of adjustment this time opting for a leather pull tab.

For mounting, the sling opts for its innate webbing for the stock interface (which should work with just about any common AK stock) and a modern ULoop for the front sling swivel. The ULoop will keep noise and weapons clatter to a minimum – a welcome choice compared to MASH or similar hooks that have direct metal-on-metal contact.

Only 500 of these slings will be available. Pricing is set at $65 direct from Blue Force Gear. 


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  • BattleshipGrey

    Nyet, rifle is… wait, that is kind of cool… nyet, too many rubles.

    • Devil_Doc

      Exactly. I can buy a surplus AK sling at the gun show for $5. What does this do better?

      • Grant

        For one, they allow you to instantly adjust the length of the sling. All you have to do is grab the leather tab & push or pull to change the length. I’ve used the V-Tac, Magpul MS4 and these BFG slings on other guns and the BFG slings are the best of a good bunch.

        I’ve got Soviet slings on most of my AK rifles and I do think they are cool. I would advise against the Krink slings because they are much thinner and are not as comfortable around your neck compared to the regular AK style. The AK slings make nice carry straps, but you absolutely cannot change the length quickly like modern combat slings. They also tend to be rather short for cross body carry.

        I was going to get another Soviet sling off eBay for my newest Krink, but I will probably get one of these or a regular BFG sling along with a BFG U Loop instead. I guess the dedicated AK Sling is nice because the U Loop is sewn on and the leather adjuster is a nice touch.

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  • Brett baker

    Will it snap just behind the front sling attachment like an original?

    • Grant

      Yes, that is what the U Loop is for. You use it just like the hook on a traditional AK sling on the front sling mount.

  • int19h

    ULoops are awesome. I just wish there were more varieties with different loop lengths – sometimes they’re just a bit too short to loop around where I want them to be.

  • int19h

    This really should have had metal hardware rather than plastic though.

  • AZgunner

    I have a blue force gear sling on my AR, absolutely love it.