*Note that the WASP requires an SPQD weapon-mount adapter to function unless you are using a snaphook version and clipping directly onto a round attachment point on the weapon; the WASP is available individually for only $14.95 if you already have an SPQD on your weapon.
Former U.S. Army Ranger Ryan Cleckner (1/75 Ranger Battalion), renowned Gunsite instructor Giles Stock and Wilderness president Ralph Holzhaus have developed a new addition to our famous Single-Point Sling system specifically for military operators. Originally conceived during operations in Afghanistan where existing solutions proved inadequate, the WASP (Wilderness Adapter, Single-Point) attaches directly to the PALS webbing bars on milspec MOLLE-compatible equipment. We chose to use a single strap design to prevent interference from i.d. panels and allow breachers to mount one on each side of their chest. We recommend passing it through two levels of PALS webbing bars for security (shown here mounted to a Paraclete Plate Carrier with Cummerbund). It integrates with our weapon-mounted Giles Single-Point Q.D. Adapter (SPQD - *required for proper usage; available separately or as an option). We've kept it simple, functional and as tough as possible.
Ä¢ All the benefits of the proven Wilderness Single-Point Sling. Allows full support-side usage, giving you the freedom to enage the enemy at any angle.
Ä¢ Same premium nylon webbing and custom-made reinforced buckles used in our Single-Point and Giles Tactical Slings.
Ä¢ Easier on the neck than conventional slings while wearing body armor.
Ä¢ Minimalist design does not interfere with equipment on the front and back of the vest, allowing better operator access to magazines, grenades, flares, radio and wearing of packs or hydration systems.
Ä¢ Eliminates the difficulty of getting into a sling while wearing a helmet and NVGs/NODs.
Ä¢ Easier to orient the weapon muzzle-down for safety while seated in rotary-wing aircraft; easier to aim the weapon out of vehicles while seated with your dominant side outboard.
Ä¢ Lets the weapon be instantly unclipped when it makes sense to have it detached from your body and gear.
Ä¢ Easy to throw over the shoulder for "chow slung" position when eating, using the restroom or other administrative tasks.
Ä¢ Replaces improvised systems with unsafe carabiners, which have been known to accidentally cut static lines.
Ä¢ The WASP will interface with any weapon fitted with the Giles SPQD adapter, which is weapons rack compatible. Any weapon with an SPQD adapter can be issued and immediately deployed by the WASP operator.
Ä¢ Ä¶And of course, like all Wilderness Tactical Products-manufactured gear, it's Made in America to our highest standard for materials and workmanship.
Adjustable for length. The WASP is available in black, Wilderness Coyote and Wilderness O.D.
*Note that the combo price shown includes an SPQD weapon-mount adapter (required for use); the WASP is available individually for only $14.95 if you already have an SPQD on your weapon.