Blue Force Gear RED Swivel and Burnsed Socket

Blue Force Gear just added two new products to their line: the RED Swivel and the Burnsed Socket.

RED Swivel

The RED Swivel is a new take on the QD sling swivel. While most have a small push button, the RED has a larger “Pull Button” which is a knob on a steel cable. To quickly remove the RED (Rapid Emergency Detachment), the user simply pulls the cable. The RED’s Pull Button is not only a larger target, it is also a more intuitive action. It can be pulled by grasping it, by catching it between your fingers, by pulling with your teeth, or whatever else it takes to free yourself from your rifle in an emergency.

BFG was also careful to reduce the possibility that the RED could be released unintentionally. They shaped the knob to be less likely to prone and designed the mechanism so that if it is pulled more than 10 to 15 degrees off axis, the RED will not release.

Burnsed Socket

The Burnsed Socket is a product designed to allow you to configure your sling as either a 1 point or 2 point sling on the fly. It threads onto slings like the Blue Force Gear VCAS just behind where the sling is mounted to the rifle. It is a simple device that works with QD sling swivels like the new RED Swivel.

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4 Responses to Blue Force Gear RED Swivel and Burnsed Socket

  1. Publius August 1, 2012 at 14:13 #

    Call me crazy, but seems like Murphy may reach out and grab that sucker at the worst possible time. I’d have to try it in person before making final judgments as BFG isn’t wet behind the ears.

    • Matt August 1, 2012 at 14:49 #

      They did take steps to reduce the the chance of accidental release. According to BFG: “The chance for accidental release is minimized by the knob shape and the fact that a pull more than 10-15 degrees off axis will not release the connection.”

      I do have one inbound for review.

  2. Earl Pittman August 2, 2012 at 13:01 #

    The knob can also be used as an impact weapon….

  3. Publius August 2, 2012 at 19:04 #

    Good to know.

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