Blue Force Gear is an American company dedicated to making the best gear on the planet. From slings to plate carriers and mag pouches.
They make a bit of everything for the military, law enforcement, and the prepared citizen.
The Blue Force Gear Vickers Combat Application Sling is likely what they are most well known for. They make a wide variety of different Vickers Sling configurations for just about every use.
They recently launched a new sling for a submachine gun with the help of Larry Vickers, but first, let’s cover the original sling since many of its features carry over to the new SMG sling.
The Original Vickers Sling
Larry Vickers has never been a fan of single-point or those complicated three-point slings. He identified the issues with the standard two-point slings and set out to design one based on his operational experience.
The problem with two-point slings is that in some situations they are too long, and in other situations, they are too short. Larry Vickers didn’t invent the adjustable two-point sling, he took the original design to the next level in order to be easier, faster, and more adjustable.
So, what sets the Vicker’s Combat Application sling apart from other two-point slings? The ability to rapidly adjust the length.
Grab the adjustment tab, pull it towards your body and the sling gets longer. Grab the tab and push it away from your body and the sling gets shorter. It’s that simple.
Metal Hardware: Anodized machined aluminum adjuster, phosphate steel triglides.
Invista solution dyed Cordura webbing
unpadded is 54 inches to 64"
padded is 57 inches to 67 inches
1005-01-604-0627 (Coyote Brown, As issued with the M27), 1005-01-625-4470 (Black), and 1005-01-632-4682 (Black – Padded)
01-604-0627 (Coyote Brown, As issued with the M27), NIIN: 01-525-4470 (Black), and 01-632-4682 (Black – Padded)
Blue Force Gear Vickers 221 Sling
For those that shoot an AR pistol or pistol caliber carbine, the need for a single-point sling would sometimes arise. For that, Blue Force Gear created the Vickers 221 Sling.
The evolution of personal defense weapons has evolved so much so that point slings are in higher demand. Platforms such as the Maxim Defense PDX with their patented pistol system require a single-point sling to effectively employ.
Vickers 221 Sling Specifications
Push button QD sockets found on most AR-15’s and other firearms
Two push button sockets (front and rear of weapon)
1.25" sling webbing (unpadded)
2.00" tubular webbing with closed cell foam padding (padded)
ITW GhilleTex Acetal hardware – a military-grade low IR plastic
RED Swivel Build
Machined steel, phosphated for maximum corrosion resistance; nylon coated, double crimped directly to 7 strand stainless steel aircraft cable; textured sphero-conical shaped pull knob and stainless steel internals.
Again, Blue Force Gear has answered the call with their newest sling. They have taken the 221 sling and made improvements for it to excel on submachine gun platforms. Out of those improvements the Vickers SMG sling was born.