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Blue Force Gear – Limited Edition Vickers AK Sling V2

Monday, December 1st, 2014

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Due to an overwhelming demand, Blue Force Gear is offering a second version of the Vickers AK Sling. Functionally similar to the Version 1 sling, the Vickers AK Sling V2 features a brand new front connection piece in the Universal Wire Loop – Push Button, which uses a high heat resistant, non-marring, nylon coated stainless steel cable.

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Like the AK Sling V1, the V2 features custom “plum” polymer hardware, leather pull tab pieces, and ink stamping complete with inspector’s proof stamp.

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The Vickers AK Sling V2 will only be available in a limited quantity, so if how quickly the last batch sold out is any indication, you’ll want to get your order in ASAP.

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Available in Coyote Brown and OD Green.

www.blueforcegear.com/limited-edition-ak-sling-v2

Daniel Defense A1.5 Rear Sight

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Daniel Defense set out to design a simple and reliable Back Up Iron Sight and they have more than succeeded with the A1.5 BUIS. The BUIS integrates the M16A1-style windage and elevation adjustments with a same plane small and ghost ring aperture. Once you adjust them, they are staying put.

Daniel Defense A1.5 Rear Sight

The BUIS is manufactured from 6061 aircraft-grade aluminum and mounts to a 1913 standard rail. It slides on and locks in place via a slotted fastener which is threaded into a self-locking steel thread insert. Once it’s on, it isn’t going anywhere. The BUIS is fixed so no need to worry about it popping up at the wrong time or thin parts breaking off. Additionally, the BUIS was designed to not interfere with the charging handle.

Larry Vickers summed it all up when he said this about the BUIS, “Finally a rear sight that has everything you need and nothing you don’t”.

For more information visit www.danieldefense.com.

Blue Force Gear Update

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Blue Force Gear has got a lot going on. Recently Stephen Hilliard came on board and brought with him his design expertise in nylon gear. Already available are two unique products; the Tourniquet NOW! Strap and the Ten-Speed Mag Pouch.

Blue Force Gear Tourniquet NOW! Strap
Designer Stephen Hilliard designed the Tourniquet NOW! Strap in order to replace the expedient rubber band system used to attach tourniquets to load carrying equipment. The strap is simple and folds the tourniquet at the ready. The Tourniquet NOW! Strap is available in Coyote Brown, Foliage Green, and Camo Green.

Blue Force Gear Ten-Speed Mag Pouch
BFG developed the Ten-Speed Mag Pouch after owner Ashley Burnsed saw a bicyclist with his water bottle in an elastic carrier. Weighing in at three ounces, and most of that is BFG’s new PALS-compatible attachment system, the pouch’s open topped body is manufactured from elastic and designed to provide positive retention of magazines or other items such as flash bangs. It is truly a specialist item that closes flat when not in use. Current variants are available with a dark olive green body edged in Multicam.

In addition to those tactical nylon accessories, the gang at Blue Force Gear has several other products lined up for release over the next couple of months.

Finally, Blue Force Gear is expanding their relationship with Larry Vickers beyond just slings and introducing a line of 1911 parts called Vickers 1911 gear. Although not yet available for sale on the site, a Hammer, Sear, and Disconnector kit should be up by the end of the week in both standard and slotted styles.

For more information contact Blue Force Gear.

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Blue Force Gear – UCP and Multicam Slings

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

Blue Force Gear is the first company to offer their line of slings (except the Victory) in both Multicam and Universal Pattern. As with the rest of their product line, the webbing is low-IR with a flat, abrasion resistant finish. The Multicam pattern webbing has been approved by and is licensed from Crye Precision. The VCAS and Padded VCAS will be the first slings available in the new patterns. Deliveries should begin no later than mid-September.

Blue Force Gear - UCP and Multicam VCAS Slings

If you want to know why this is so important, take a look at the picture below. Typically, slings are Black. The color matched UCP sling blends in perfectly with the ACU, drastically aiding the camouflage effect.
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In addition to the new Universal Camouflage Pattern and Multicam, the slings are still available in Black, Coyote, Olive, and Foliage Green.

To order contact Blue Force Gear.

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Larry Vickers Joins Daniel Defense

Monday, August 11th, 2008

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Daniel Defense is proud to announce uniting forces with Industry Professional, Larry Vickers. Larry has been brought on board as a consultant for new product development and marketing. With Larry Vickers joining the team, Daniel Defense will have the increased ability to offer the best possible products to today’s modern war fighter.

Larry Vickers is a retired Special Forces Operator and one of the most sought after combat marksmanship instructors. His expertise has led many manufactures in the small arms world to consult with him on the development of new products. In addition to his many accomplishments, Larry Vickers has been featured on the hit Military Channel show, Weaponology.

“I am excited about joining the Daniel Defense team. I have used their free float rail systems for some time now with excellent results. I will be putting my efforts into enhancing Daniel Defenses excellent products and look forward to developing new ones to make Daniel Defense an industry leader in many different areas of tactical firearms products.”

-Larry Vickers

The Blue Force Gear Universal Wire Loop

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Blue Force Gear, manufacturer of the popular Vickers series of slings has recently released a new product. Machined from a 6061 aluminum billet, the sling loop is bead blasted and arrives with a non-reflective black finish. The nylon coating renders the cable virtually silent and provides a degree of flexibility unavailable with hooks commonly used to attach slings. The loop adapts to all varieties of weapons and accommodates nonconventional carry options. Two different lengths are now available.

Blue Force Gear Universal Wire Loop

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