Blue Force Gear just added two new products to their line: the RED Swivel and the Burnsed Socket.
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.
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.
Check out the new RED Swivel and Burnsed Socket on BlueForceGear.com.