The following is a release from Blue Force Gear:

The Standard AK Sling was designed from the ground up to be the perfect sling for the world’s most prolific small arm to match the qualities of the AK – simple, durable, functional and economical.

If shooters have been long dissatisfied with the issued canvas strap or can’t seem to get commercial slings to fit right, this sling is the right choice for them.

Blue Force Gear started with the Vickers Sling platform used by good guys all over the world. With more than 200,000 in use with the U.S. military, the Vickers Sling, with its quick-adjust technology, has a track record of being combat-proven.

Like the Vickers Sling, the Standard AK Sling can be instantly lengthened and shortened, with no sling tail to get caught, or any parts to break. This allows close, secure weapon retention that can be carried all day, but instantly lengthened to be shouldered and fired without removing the weapon or untangling the sling. The sling can be sized to the individual, with or without body armor or other gear.

The Standard AK Sling comes with a Molded Universal Wire Loop threaded onto the front of the sling.

Perfectly suited for the AK, the UWL attaches to the elongated eyelet on handguard retainer or gas block quietly and securely with nylon coated aircraft grade stainless steel cable. The UWL can also be passed through underneath the gas tube for left hand installation. The UWL is threaded on the front and can be removed for a more custom application.

The rear of the sling features two tri-glides to attach to buttstocks, folding stocks, wire stocks, or any other stock type.

Unique to the Standard AK Sling is the limited run of plum hardware.  As a tribute to the famed Russian “plum” furniture and mags of the late 1980s, the plum hardware on OD and Coyote Brown slings is the finishing touch of such a unique sling.

As with all Blue Force Gear products, the Standard AK Sling carries a limited lifetime warranty. The sling retails for $49.

For more information on the Standard AK Sling and other products from Blue Force Gear, please visit

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