The RED Swivel is a true emergency quick release swivel that allows the user to quickly free himself from his weapon for emergency egress and other times when the user must untangle himself from his weapon. The Patented RED Swivel, or Rapid Emergency Detachment Swivel, replaces standard push button sling swivels with a pull-knob emergency release swivel that fits any standard push button sockets, sockets inset in popular handguards and stocks, the Burnsed Socket, or the Rail Mounted Push Button Socket.
The Patented RED™ Swivel releases with a straight pull on the sphereo-conical knob instead of the fine motor operation of the "push-pull" of standard push button swivels. Only 7 pounds of force is needed to install or release the swivel, however accidental release is minimized by the knob shape and angle of operation. A pull of more than 15 degrees off axis will not release the connection, eliminating the possibility of release if caught in vehicles, doorways, other gear, or brush.
If you work with a rifle over or near water or in other conditions where sling entrapment is a substantial risk, the RED Swivel can prove itself to be invaluable. The RED swivel can be paired with the Burnsed Socket or a Universal Wire Loop- with push button (available separately) to make the fastest 2- to 1-point sling. See the Applications Tab for more uses.
RED Swivel Care
Like all push button swivels, RED Swivels should be oiled periodically to maintain smooth operation. Make it a habit to oil them every time you clean and lube your rifle.
U.S. Patent No. 8,516,732
***One swivel per order***
As with all Blue Force Gear products, the Rapid Emergency Detachment Swivel is made with excellence in the USA and carries a limited lifetime warranty.
1" RED Swivel
1.25" RED Swivel
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First Look: Blue Force Gear’s Rapid Emergency Detachment (RED) Swivel, ModernServiceWeapons.com, November 2012
“The detachment knob/wire setup looks odd at first, but actually works out pretty well. The sling stayed secure during training, including shooting supported off the barricade, yet was easy to release when I wanted to get out of it…Not everyone wants or needs this feature on their sling, but should you need to get out of your sling in a hurry, you will want something like the RED on your weapon system.”
Blue Force Gear Sling Hardware, MilitaryMorons.com, October 2012
“Even if you have an emergency release buckle on your sling, it may be beneficial to add the RED, if a situation demands that you release from your weapon due to sling entrapment, especially around water.”
NEW! Blue Force Gear R.E.D. (Rapid Emergency Detachment) Swivel, AR15News.com, July 2012
Blue Force Gear Introduces R.E.D. Sling Swivel, SoldierSystems.net
“The patent-pending R.E.D. swivel takes the industry standard QD sling attachment concept a step further, allowing the user to attach and detach the sling with much greater ease.”