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Blue Force Gear Launches New Belt Fed Loop

POOLER, GA., Feb. 28, 2017 – Blue Force Gear®, the designer and manufacturer of the world’s finest weapon slings and tactical equipment, debuts its new Belt Fed Loop™ (BFL) today.


The BFL was designed for belt-fed weapons, and it is expected to have high application in the military because when soldiers regularly turn their weapons into the armory they have to remove the slings. The BFL allows for a quick, easier removal of the sling from the weapons.


“We are always excited to launch new products,” said Ashley Burnsed, CEO of Blue Force Gear. “The new Belt Fed Loop is a game-changer because it allows for a faster removal of the sling from weapons which will improve productivity from users.”

The BFL offers a girth hitching attachment style without having to remove the weapon sling completely from the hardware. This design allows for the same versatility found in the Universal Wire Loop™, except as a quick-detach version. The BFL can be purchased through Blue Force Gear’s website.

Made from aircraft-grade seven strand stainless steel cable, the BFL requires no unthreading or re-threading of the weapon sling required to attach to a firearm. The BFL can also be mounted on the right hand side of AKs for left-handed shooters, plus it is fast to assemble.

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23 Responses to “Blue Force Gear Launches New Belt Fed Loop”

  1. Jack Boothe says:

    The article states “…in the military because when soldiers regularly turn their weapons into the armory they have to remove the slings…” Is there a good reason why are the slings required to be removed for storage? I have been on US Navy ships and submarines where weapons were always stored with slings attached.

    • Horshack says:

      Jack Boothe, my TL doesn’t let us store our long gun with the sling on. He was in the army from ’83 till just after Saudi. He said it can make the weapon rust where we attach the sling to the front sight post. I hope this helps!

      • PNWTO says:

        Subtle troll is subtle… I remember you talking about your “team”.

        • Horshack says:

          PNWTO, very much just trying to help out some brother in need of critical information. I’m just young and eager to learn from my TL and ATL. Those guys our legit and learned the hardway back during the war. My TL said he almost got a counseling statement from the arms room NCO because of rust and poor weapons maintenance when he was in the box. Sorry if you think I’m a troll.

          • Mike says:

            Does your “TL” approve of you dropping his name while you yourself are hiding behind a fake name?

            • Goldoper8tor says:

              Unless his TL’s name is “my TL” I’m pretty sure he’s not name dropping…

            • Eric B says:

              I don’t see where he dropped a name Mike.

            • Horshack says:

              Mike (if that’s your real real name) of course I can’t give my name and I didn’t say my TL or ATL’s name either. We do undercover stings sometimes on covert low vis ops. I wouldn’t want are names published for OPSEC

        • JKifer says:

          holy fucking shit…

    • Stash says:

      To offer a serious response, in my experience, it comes down to who is running the armory and how much influence they have over the battalion or unit commander. I’ve seen an armory that allowed everything except slings on the weapon – lights, lasers, foregrips, etc, and I’ve also seen armories that allowed NOTHING except the main optic, because it was faster/easier for the armorer’s to count serialized equipment and verify when everything is “up.”

      • some other joe says:

        Armorer doesn’t want to accept responsibility for personally owned stuff.

        Joe don’t trust his personally owned stuff in the arms room.

        Sling (or other gear) interferes with the weapons rack.

        The only CEOI of the weapons is X (e.g., rifle, one GI magazine, and a GI sling for an M4), and anything not X is signed for separately, so Joe loses accountability of his BII, AAL, and other stuff if goes in the arms room with his weapon.

    • JKifer says:

      someotherjoe has a great answer for you further down..

    • SAW it says:

      Well, the product page also talks about the body of this being made with forged aluminum, to prevent melting… Beyond the practical quick and easy use… They recommend a sling for the Saw too, which shows a dude lighting matches on a smoking SAW Barrel. Pretty badass if you ask me… maybe that helps.

  2. Dev says:

    I’ve always used CLASH hooks on belt feeds as large as the MAG 58, so what does this do better than the CLASH?

    • SVGC says:

      Almost every parastock we had in Iraq eventually had the sling attachment point eaten through by clash hooks. I know several guys that would have loved to have this option at the time for that reason and to be able to use other slings of their choice. I always travel with a U loop from BFG. The versatility between platforms is unbeatable and they are tough as nails. I think this little guy is pretty rad personally.

  3. Jawbone says:

    I know that some of the issued slings have a tendency to break where it clips to the rifle. I wonder if this product will be better than the issued sling attachments.

  4. pbr549 says:

    I’ve been in units where the slings are platoon issued equipment sub-hand receipted down to the user. This would allow the Platoon Leadership to maintain accountability of equipment due to personnel changes, etc.

  5. CWG says:

    Awesome. This should appeal to anyone who has ever been in more than one unit across the big army. I’ve been places where slings were on or off due to rack issues, BN SOPs, Company XO preferences, sub hand receipts, pogue units v line units, etc.

  6. Rockabilly says:

    My new armor got angry once because all of the weapons were painted with the slot number in wite out. I know it was 91 and digital label makers didn’t exist. He was pissed. I can see the rust causing a coronary!