Slings: VCAS or VTAC?

We have the VTAC on about 50 rifles at work, while I have a VCAS on mine. The VTAC is a great sling, but the thing I don't like is that you have two separate mechanisms for loosening/ tightening the sling. Compared to the VCAS you have one mechanism for both. Doesn't mean it's bad.

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tankersteve posted:
fmfbest posted:

It’s simple.  If you need to do things like climb, handle and search people, or use it both with and without armor to do those two things, only the VTAC gets the weapon secure enough by getting it tight to the body where it doesn’t move at all or can’t be grabbed.  The VCAS has limited adjustment.  For most people getting it tight enough to do the above two tasks means you have had to shorten it so much it’s not usable for stabilized shooting solutions.   If you don’t need to do any of those things then either will be fine.  There is a great visual explanation on IG @oakcitytactics showing this.

FMF, 

Would you say this is the case when wearing body armor and kit?  I never had a problem securing an M4 tightly with a VCAS, but that was with ESAPI plates front and rear, water on back and single mag depth additional on front.  I can imagine running out of adjustability when not wearing any gear.

Tankersteve

You may be able to set it up with kit so that it can get totally tight and I mean like so tight to the chest you can bend over to secure and search a proned out person without it flopping over or swinging out and cracking them in the skull.  Most can’t get it that tight and still have enough adjustment to wrap the arm in a prone shooting position.  If you can and you remove the kit it’s gonn be loose when you are slick no matter how much you cinch it up.  There’s just not enough travel.  Take both slings open them up all the way and make sure fully extended, they are the same length.  The VCAS  fully extended is 19” long on the adjustment end.  Fully cinched the adjustment section is 12”.  That’s 7” of adjustment.  The VTAC has a 23” adjustment end and is 0 inches when fully cinched up.  So 23” of adjustment.

I run a CTOMS C sling on my work gun and home gun. I like that it can adjust a ton, without too much tail flopping around and dangling. Gets the gun real tight and snug for climbing, med stuff, or going hands on, and lots of adjustment out for shoulder transitions, armour and kit, etc.

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So I ended up finding a NIB black VCAS and since that is what I'm accustomed to I grabbed it as it was only $30.   

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witch posted:

I have used an SOB Bitch sling with out major complaint for a few years now. The biggest issue I have is the material can bunch up under a ruck sometimes. https://sobtacticalshop(dot)com/store/slings/b-sling-with-mash-hook/

The SOB is the one I looked at the hardest before going with what I know (a VCAS deal I couldn’t pass up). 

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