The Marine Corps made a significant change in the fall, deciding to adopt a new common weapon sling for service rifles.
That sling, as Marine Corps Times reported here, is the Vickers Combat Applications two-point sling, made by Blue Force Gear, of Pooler, Ga. It’s designed by Larry Vickers, a retired special operator well regarded for his innovation in the marksmanship world.
Rob Curtis, Military Times’ Gear Scout blogger, ran into Vickers at SHOT Show this week. They discussed several items on video, including the new Marine Corps sling. Check it out here:[brightcove video=”1401244280001″ /]
@ Dan Lamothe
I know that combat units will have the new sling but will training and state side units use simple older slings still?
Right now, the plan is to roll these out on a unit-by-unit basis as they decide it’s necessary. Some battalions stateside no doubt already have them. Others will do so as funding and needs dictate, I am told.