SHOT DAY ONE: Blue Force Gear


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Derek Zeanah
January 18, 2011, 07:31 PM
Blue Force Gear is a Georgia-based company making US-built load-bearing gear
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Besides assorted packs, Blue Force also makes weapon slings.

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The Blue Force plate carrier, which is configurable to size.

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JShirley
January 18, 2011, 08:06 PM
The Blue Force Gear is obviously well made, with sturdy, smoothly running zippers, lots of gear pockets, and velcro generously used where needed. One very popular item is their Tourniquet Now! tourniquet carrier, which quickly jams into MOLLE gear. The tourniquet can be directly pulled from the carrier for instant access.

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Derek Zeanah
January 18, 2011, 08:29 PM
The show is all starting to blur now, but I'll throw out what else I can remember.

The packs are well made and well designed. The internals of the packs I looked at were all Velcro so you can move things around and accessorize as you see fit. Civilian and military colors are available. The slings are the best selling items. Larry Vickers name is attached to the two point sling you see above on the training rifles. I was impressed with the sling you see on the fourth post down. It's padded and is more comfortable than an M60 sling, and seems like a very solid design.

My sling in basic training melted onto my M16's barrel, and that's a common failing. These slings are immune to that due to appropriate application of nomex. Little details that mAke a difference.

armoredman
January 18, 2011, 08:35 PM
What cammie is the dummy wearing - I like that pattern. :)
The sling on my M1 Garand in Boot Camp never melted - we never fired the rifles...

Jenrick
January 19, 2011, 05:12 AM
The Blue Force Gear (BFG) slings, both the Vickers and Victory models are great slings. Where the VTAC sling excels as being a general purpose combat sling, the BFG ones I've found to be superb for general urban work. I recently switched my work rifle over to a BFG Victory sling after running a VTAC for most of the last year.

-Jenrick

ultradoc
January 19, 2011, 09:17 AM
good pics. thanks for the review

COLOSHOOTR
January 20, 2011, 04:31 AM
What cammie is the dummy wearing - I like that pattern. :)
The sling on my M1 Garand in Boot Camp never melted - we never fired the rifles...
Thats the ATACS pattern. They have more pics of the pattern from the Propper Uniforms release in the unfinished work section on here.

Thanks for all the updates guys wish I could be there but atleast you're getting me my gear fix! lol

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