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Posted: 6/1/2009 4:54:11 PM EST
I'm about to buy a Vickers VCAS Double A sling. I can't decide on the padded or non padded version. Any opinions? Does anyone have both and could recommend one over the other?

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Link Posted: 6/2/2009 4:05:17 PM EST
Padded, it won't tangle on you. I have the vickers padded with the qd. Don't use anything else now.

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Link Posted: 6/2/2009 7:17:36 PM EST
I use my padded VCAS on my heavy carbine about 11 lbs loaded with one full mag and would recommend it with heavy rifles or if you carry your firearm for a long time.

For my lightweight carbines around 8 lbs or less I prefer my standard slings without padding like my VCAS and Gear Sector GS-2P two point slings.


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Link Posted: 6/2/2009 7:51:22 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/2/2009 7:51:58 PM EST by REDMASTA]
I prefer 2 point slings over 1 point so I got the non padded version which I use w/ a plate carrier. Like how the non padded version has a narrower and thinner strap which conflicts less with the plate carrier strap. If I were to use it without a plate carrier I would have gotten the padded version.
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Link Posted: 6/3/2009 8:58:29 PM EST
I have 2 of the Vickers Padded slings. One for my AR, and one for my Benelli M4. I love them both, was considering going with magpul, but the lack of customer service when they first came out turned me off. I have been through a few training sessions my Vickers Padded and it's ran like a champ. The extra padding is nice on there for long days when packing your weapon around. If you have the ability to run a push button QR, i'd say go for it, as it makes disconecting for cleaning your weapon easier.

On a side note i have to give props to the guys at Blackstone. I ordered both of mine through them, and got it 2 days later both times. They have them in stock and they ship fast. Dig around the vendor forums, you should be able to find a AR-15.com coupon code to give free shipping.

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Link Posted: 6/4/2009 1:56:52 AM EST
Originally Posted By rsdnick:
I have 2 of the Vickers Padded slings. One for my AR, and one for my Benelli M4. I love them both, was considering going with magpul, but the lack of customer service when they first came out turned me off. I have been through a few training sessions my Vickers Padded and it's ran like a champ. The extra padding is nice on there for long days when packing your weapon around. If you have the ability to run a push button QR, i'd say go for it, as it makes disconecting for cleaning your weapon easier.

On a side note i have to give props to the guys at Blackstone. I ordered both of mine through them, and got it 2 days later both times. They have them in stock and they ship fast. Dig around the vendor forums, you should be able to find a AR-15.com coupon code to give free shipping.


For anyone interested in the free shipping (who wouldn't be?): http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=2&f=305&t=171535

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Link Posted: 6/4/2009 6:51:19 AM EST
Running it over armor, either works.

If you don't wear armor for a living, padded is much nicer.

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Link Posted: 6/4/2009 1:00:45 PM EST

Padded doesn't seem to get twisted up during transitions nearly as much for me.

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Link Posted: 6/4/2009 2:53:15 PM EST
Originally Posted By Defensor_Fortis:
Running it over armor, either works.

If you don't wear armor for a living, padded is much nicer.


It looks like I'll be going witht the padded

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