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Blue Force Gear

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Industry  Firearms
Website  www.blueforcegear.com
Founded  2004
Products  Rifle Accessories
Headquarters  Georgia
Type of business  Private
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Blue Force Gear, Inc. is a United States manufacturer of body armor, Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment (MOLLE) gear, firearm slings, and other tactical equipment that was established in Pooler, Georgia during January 2004. They design and manufacture equipment for law enforcement, U.S. Armed Forces (and NATO Forces), and Sport Shooters. Select equipment manufactured contains a National Stock Number (NSN) and a National Item Identification Number (NIIN) for supplying armed forces. Its name, Blue Force Gear, is derived from military symbology dating back to World War I: blue being for Allied forces and red for enemy forces.

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They are most known for their firearm sling, the Vickers Sling.

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Background

On May 1, 2012 the Vickers Combat Application Sling was assigned NSN: 1005-01-604-0627. Combat trials led by U.S. Marines validated the issue of the NSN in combat trials in Afghanistan (2011) for their new M27 Infantry Rifle. The sling was fully authorized for use on the M4, M4A1 and M16 series of rifles by the United States Marine Corps. The sling then joins over 100,000 other Blue Force Gear slings already issued across the United States Armed Forces.

Vickers Sling name

The Vickers Sling, a firearm sling, is named after Larry Vickers. Larry Vickers, a retired US Army 1st SFOD-Delta (Delta Force) combat veteran, took part in Operation Just Cause and participated in Operation Acid Gambit, a mission to extract a CIA operative, Kurt Muse, from Modelo Prison in Panama City, Panama. Blue Force Gear and Larry Vickers both originally designed the Vickers Sling product line, the Vickers Combat Application Sling (VCAS).

Firearm slings

  • NSN Vickers Sling has had extensive testing including combat evaluations, this sling is issued with the USMC M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle and authorized for use with the M4, M4A1, and M16 series weapons. With a NSN: 1005-01-604-0627 and NIIN: 01-604-0627 (Coyote Brown - Issued with the M27); NSN: 1005-01-625-4470 and NIIN: 01-525-4470 (Black).
  • Vickers Sling, also called Vickers Combat Applications Sling, was developed with firearms expert, 1st SFOD-Delta operational member, Larry Vickers. This firearm sling has over 200,000 issued in service in the United States and several foreign militaries. On a commercial level it is typically used as a Hunting Sling or in sports shooter sling. With a NSN: 1005-01-625-4470 and NIIN: 01-525-4470 (Coyote Brown - Issued with the M27); NSN: 1005-01-625-4470 and NIIN: 01-525-4470 (Black); NSN: 1005-01-632-4682 and NIIN: 01-632-4682 (Black - Padded Version).
  • Vickers 221 Sling is a 2 to 1 point sling with two QD sling swivel sockets used with SCARs, Sigs, HKs, ARs or other weapon systems with eyelets at the rear of the receiver.
  • Standard AK Sling uses Vickers Sling technology (the quick adjust feature) and it is a sling geared for firearm owners of the AK-47.
  • Sling hardware

  • Rapid Emergency Detachment Swivel (RED Swivel) is an emergency quick release swivel that attaches to sling, it allows the user to quickly free themselves from their firearm.
  • Universal Wire Loop (UWL) is a sling hardware accessory that attaches to the Vickers Sling. It is a nylon coated stainless steel wire that allows for flexibility in attaching a sling to a SCARs, Sigs, HKs, Ak-47s, M16, M4, and many other Rifles.
  • M16 Buttstock Adapter allows for a sling attachment point on top of a M16 A2/A4 buttstock. With a NSN: 1005-01-609-5088 and NIIN: 01-609-5088 (Coyote Brown); NSN: 1005-01-625-4154 and NIIN: 01-625-4154 (Black).
  • Rail Mounted Fixed Loop (RMFL) allows for a sling mounting loop on the railed forends on MilSpec 1913 hand guard rails. It is issued on the USMC M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle, and is also approved for use with the M4, M4A1, and M16A4. With a NSN: 1005-01-589-7062 and NIIN: 01-589-7062 (As issued with the M27).
  • MOLLE pouches

  • Ten-Speed Ultralight Dump Pouch takes up a 2 × 2 MOLLE field folds out to hold up to 10 M4 Magazines. With a NSN: 8465-01-612-3184 and NIIN: 01-612-3184 (Multicam).
  • Ten-Speed Triple M4 Mag Pouch is a triple MOLLE M4 Magazine Pouch that uses military grade secure elastic. On a consumer level it holds firearm magazines for the AR-15, M4, M16, and other similar sized objects. With a NSN: 8465-01-612-3165 and NIIN: 01-612-3165 (Multicam).
  • Ten-Speed Single SR25 Mag Pouch is a single MOLLE SR25 Magazine pouch that holds a SR25, M110, FAL, SCAR-17, or M1A magazine. With a NSN: 8465-01-612-3168 and NIIN: 01-612-3168 (Multicam).
  • Medium Horizontal Utility Pouch is a wide general MOLLE pouch, bag, used to store miscellaneous objects: magazines, grenades, rations, or other general items. With a NSN: 8465-01-612-3191 and NIIN: 01-612-3191 (Multicam).
  • Medium Vertical Utility Pouch is a tall general MOLLE pouch, bag, used to store miscellaneous objects: magazines, grenades, rations, or other general items. With a NSN: 8465-01-612-3195 and NIIN: 01-612-3195 (Multicam).
  • Body armor

  • PLATEminus is body armor that fits Small Arms Protective Insert (SAPI)/ESAPI plates. It has a front and back plate insert for the plates, along with MOLLE channels on the outside. Commercially it is known as a Plate Carrier.
  • PLATEminus V2 is a variant of the PLATEminus body armor that fits SAPI/ESAPI plates. It has a front, back, and side plate insert for the plates, along with MOLLE channels surrounding the outside. This is known as a Modular Tactical Vest.
  • MOLLE belt

  • SOC-C Modular Padded Belt Kit is a MOLLE belt which allows MOLLE pouches to attach to where ever the Pouch Attachment Ladder System (PALS) webbing exists.
  • BELTminus is a light weight MOLLE belt system that does not use PALS webbing system, instead it uses a laser cut material that allows for a MOLLE attachment system.
  • Chest rigs

  • Essential Kit is a law enforcement and sports shooter vest that has all necessary components ready for a firearm. It has magazine pouches on the front that fit M4, AR-15, SR25,, SCAR-H, AR-10, AK-47, MP7, MP5, Uzi, MAC, and many other firearm magazines. It also has two pistol magazine slots and a Medium Vertical Utility Pouch (MOLLE attached).
  • References

    Blue Force Gear Wikipedia


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