Blue Force Gear has a unique new sling available, but there are only 47 of them available. BFG’s Brittney DeVane (who is an extremely proficient shooter, by the way) advises that they’re left over from a special order for a “select customer” who needed a specific sling constructed. The ones left over, modified slightly, are a padded 2-to-1 point convertible sling in the Desert Digi pattern.

This sling has two versions available: one has a UWL-PB in the rear for weapons with rear eyelet; the other features a push button swivel and Burnsed Socket.  Both slings have RED Swivels sewn in the front for emergency release and quick one handed two to one point conversion. Both have BFG’s exclusive brown anodized aluminum hardware, including pieces not previously released to the public, and both match Desert Digital LBE.

The rear UWL-PB version.

The Burnsed Socket and push button version.

Get yours now if you’re gonna. There are only a few in stock and there’s no way to predict if there will be any additional future run of this specific design.

On the subject of slings from Blue Force Gear, keep in mind they have OD slings back in stock (for those of us who prefer our gear to be properly color-coordinated.Whether you have a uniform requirement for OD (as a couple of my LEO friends do) or you’re just a savvy metrotactical, it’s nice to have this option again. (I admit it; I sometimes miss the old days, when we got to wear straight ODs and use MP5s…)

The OD green slings will be a short run for now, though there’s no word as to when the cut-off will be. Brittney advises they’re considering additional short runs of slings and pouches in hard to find patterns but want to see how the ODs go.

If you haven’t used a BFG Vickers sling before and are hesitant, I would lean in favor of. I liked mine very much indeed, before it was stolen for my boy’s rifles while I was out of town.

There are padded and unpadded options of the OD sling available.

That’s it for this morning. Go forth and conquer.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Travis November 15, 2012 at 4:59 am

The Desert Digi pattern finally convinced me to try out this sling…until I realized it's double the usual price. I hope sales are good enough that they add it to their regular line. Too rich for my blood. I fold.


Hans Gruber November 15, 2012 at 6:12 am

This is one of many mis steps by blue force gear. first they kill off the push button slings. then they keep my dealer from getting colors other than black or brown unless it's case quantity (hello multicam?). now its a $175 sling with sewn in sling attachments that people dont want in a pattern they should offer all the time?

they need a clue, very quickly. theymake a fantastic sling but their idea guys and marketing team need to be fired.


David Reeder November 15, 2012 at 9:15 am

My understanding is that the price is so because of the custom hardware, matching anodizing, etc., so their own cost on each piece is much higher than usual. As for the color pattern issues, I can't speak to that. I'll see if BFG will weigh in.


Lance November 15, 2012 at 10:43 am

All the camo in the world and I still just love my OD for a sling.


Joe November 16, 2012 at 9:46 am

Call me a cynical conspiracy theorist but do we really think some SOF unit (presumably NSW or MARSOC as a distant second option) really asked for something like this? Who gives a ****what color your hardware is on your sling? Its like 2 square inches. Come to think of it, so long as the sling isn't black it doesn't really ruin your concealment either…


Kan November 16, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Well when you color match all of your kit like the No Easy Day guy (Owens) does and describes, I wouldn't see it as farfetched at all.


Brentt wright January 16, 2014 at 6:53 am

Hey I would like to purchase the tan digi camo sling, if there are any left. Please let me know thanks! Brentt


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