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SAVANNAH, GA-August 10, 2016- Blue Force Gear®, a growing design and manufacturing company in the firearms accessories industry, announces that it has been granted its second US patent for the Helium Whisper® load carrier system and associated manufacturing methods. US patent 9,295,319 embodies the ability for a load carrier system to include a unitary piece of material.
The patent covers two embodiments of the load carriage system. One of which pertains to the unitary piece of material, and the other being the benefits through manufacturing methods of Helium Whisper®.
Helium Whisper® revolutionizes the MOLLE attachment system by combining a single piece back panel with ULTRAcomp®, an extremely durable, lightweight high-performance proprietary laminate. By reducing the number of parts involved in MOLLE attachment, the single-piece design decreases potential errors and weak points, provides easier production and offers a lighter alternative to any other pouch system.
“Blue Force Gear continues to innovate as the leader in the production of lightweight gear,” says CEO Ashley Burnsed. “For more than two decades the primary health threat to troops has been common joint, muscle and bone injuries including back pain. The average load carried by a Rifleman can be in excess of 127 pounds. Blue Force Gear celebrates every ounce of weight reduction because ounces equal pounds, and our pouches built with the Helium Whisper® system can reduce weight by up to 60 percent, making our service members lighter, faster and quite possibly healthier.”
This patent solidifies Helium Whisper® as a true innovation in lightweight attachment systems. In addition to Blue Force Gear’s products, the Helium Whisper® attachment system is in wide use by manufacturers such as SAFARILAND Group, Velocity Systems, Platatac and Strategen who license the technology from Blue Force Gear directly.
If you’re looking for an AK Sling, we can’t think of a better option than Blue Force Gear’s Standard AK Sling which includes a Molded Universal Wire Loop threaded onto the front of the sling. The UWL’s nylon coated aircraft grade stainless steel cable allows it to attach to the elongated eyelet on the handguard retainer or gas block quietly and securely.
Fits AK-47, AK-74, or other AKM style rifles with front sling loops. The sling can be instantly lengthened and shortened with no sling tail to get caught or parts to break, allowing for close, secure weapon retention that can be carried all day, but instantly lengthened to be shouldered and fired without removing the weapon or untangling the sling.
As a tribute to the famed Russian “plum” furniture and magazines of the late 1980s, the plum hardware on OD Green and Coyote Brown slings are limited editions. There is also a Black model with standard hardware.
Developed in conjunction with industry friend Larry Vickers, the VCAS’s Quick Adjuster allows for quick transition from transporting and carrying to combat ready.
• Trusted by over 250,000 service members across all branches of service.
• Fully captured adjustment system, so there’s no webbing tail to get caught in your mag well while reloading. Webbing can be looped through sling swivels or loops, or can be combined with sling hardware for attachment
• The Vickers Combat Applications Sling™ is designed with glass-reinforced hardware with no moving parts or spring to fail, and lays flatter.
• Fits just about any carbine, rifle and shotgun. Chances are Blue Force Gear makes a piece of hardware that allows the sling to be attached to your gun!
Available in a wide variety if colors including Black, Coyote Brown, Foliage Green, Kryptek Highlander, Kryptek Typhon, MultiCam, MultiCam Arid, MultiCam Tropic, OD Green and Wolf Gray