Another very simple but very useful piece of gear here, this time from Blue Force Gear (BFG). Some weapon systems do not come with ideal sling mounting points, or the user might not want to add extra rails or QD sling points to their rifle. For these purposes, Blue Force Gear have come up with the Uloop sling point, which can be picked up for £12 from Tactical Kit.
In a nutshell, it is a nylon coated piece of steel wire inserted into a nylon sling loop, secured by ball shank ends.
It is a very simple system. Lift the bits on the end, slide out of the sling loop, thread through whatever you’re mounting it to, reinsert the wire through the sling loop and secure.
I’ve used mine so that I can mount my sling to a M4 Block II and Troy TRX rail. It will also be used to mount to my TM AKs74u with keymod rail.
I’ve mounted as shown on the two rails below:
Then all that is left is the equip the sling:
Whilst only having used it for 5-6 hours between the two rifles on one game day, at no point did the Uloop make a bid for freedom, and because it is steel wire, there is limited flexibility and it doesn’t rotate or twist during use.
Another excellent, small item to add to the gear pile, particularly if you find yourself using weapons with sling eyelets (AKs, SCARs, SIGs) or weapon systems with rails featuring keymod or other holes.