Tactical Tailor

VTAC MK-6 Ultra Light PES Sling

Viking Tactics, Inc’s Kyle Lamb recently warned us of their newest lightweight sling coming to market soon.


VTAC has joined forces with Grey Ghost Gear to design this super light weight tactical sling. For many years the VTAC sling has been the gold standard for tactical users, from Rangers, SEALS, HRT, and Special Forces. This is the sling you see them using.

On Gun 2

Lamb says the sling has the same features as the rest of the VTAC slings with lighter weight and extremely durable materials. The shoulder strap is made from laser cut Hypalon, which material by itself is too sticky to slide across your shoulder, so the design team at Grey Ghost added Tweave Durastretch with a minimalist pad to make the sling comfortable and slick for easy transitions to your support side shoulder or when moving the carbine to your back for climbing or fast roping. Lamb stated that the sling will be a little more costly than their other slings adding, “but when you want light weight it is gonna cost a little bit more.”


They brought the entire team at Grey Ghost Gear to bear to get this project to become a reality. GW, Avery, Ryan, and Lindsey, and the the entire GGG team bringing years of gear design expertise to those on the front lines.

Made in the USA with Mil-Spec USA made materials.

For more information stay tuned to VikingTactics.com as well as on their Facebook page. More to follow.


12 Responses to “VTAC MK-6 Ultra Light PES Sling”

  1. Ryan Snow says:

    That metal clip in the center for adjusting my slip scratched both of my rifles after several outings. I prefer slings with polymer attachments

  2. Lasse says:

    but does it come as a 3 point?

  3. Marcus says:

    Since SM Lamb’s original, still my favorite sling bar none. Functional, durable and never hangs up.

    Simply well made and designed.


  4. d says:

    I’ve seen a couple other slings made from that material and they seem to fray at the edges pretty quick. Great material in general, but maybe not the best choice when you’re constantly applying friction to it (rapid sling adjustments).

    • Jack Griffin says:

      It appears in the photos that the the ALICE pack shoulder strap adjuster only slides on the lightweight 1″ nylon, not the Hypalon attachment straps.

      This is a useful material upgrade to the sling design. Can’t stand metal hardware or the two-different-motions-required part of the sling but it’s a solid option.

  5. Alpha2 says:

    Ill stick with my Proctor slings, light weight and about as minimalist as you can get.

  6. cj says:

    Genuine question….why is the 3 point sling out of favour in the US? I’ve tried so many slings and a rifleman and I always go back to the standard issue 3 point sling (I’m UK based) because it just works so much better.
    I heard a rumour the British army patented their 3 point design but you hear a lot of BS standing around the armoury at 5am waiting for 10am transport!

    • Airborne_fister says:

      One reason being the extra part that is next to our M4’s catches on most of our gear. Second on an M4 the bottle catch/release is positioned behind the piece of fabric that goes from the sling attachment points. And finally, the M4 has two sling attachment points already on the firearm. Why do I need a thick piece of type 2 webbing to connect these points.

      Now, with some firearms a three point might be the only option. (I personally cannot think of one!) Even my breaching shot gun didn’t have a three point. Well technically it didn’t have any sling. It was in the scabbard on the back of one of my guys. They would run around with it until needed.

      Back on topic. I don’t know the workings of the UK’s main weapon system. But it might be better to use a three point on it. But the M4 is definitely a two point that you can cinch tight to maneuver around in a truck, or fast rope down. You want that sucker to not be flipping and flopping around!

      • sean says:

        To add on to what airborne said, if you use one as a lefty, you can end up creating a perpetual double feed machine if you aren’t careful.

        • cj says:

          Thanks for the replies. Thinking about the AR layout, it makes sense now. I forgot that my 7.62 AR has a singlepoint for those very reasons.