Blue Force Gear

Blue Force Gear Rapid Emergency Detachment Swivel (RED)

Blue Force Gear Rapid Emergency Detachment Swivel (RED) P-RED

The Blue Force Gear's RED Swivel is a reliable emergency quick-release swivel designed to allow users to free themselves from their weapon in emergencies quickly and when needing to disentangle from their gun.

The patented RED Swivel, or Rapid Emergency Detachment Swivel, serves as a replacement for standard push-button sling swivels, featuring a pull-knob emergency release swivel that is compatible with various 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 can be released with a direct pull on the sphere-conical knob, offering a simpler alternative to the "push-pull" action of standard push-button swivels. It requires only 7 pounds of force to install or release the swivel, and accidental releases are minimized by the shape and angle of the knob. The design ensures that a pull of more than 15 degrees off-axis will not release the connection, reducing the risk of accidental release when encountering vehicles, doorways, other gear, or brush.

The RED Swivel is particularly valuable for individuals who work with a rifle over or near water or in other conditions where sling entrapment is a significant risk. It can be paired with the Burnsed Socket or a Universal Wire Loop with a push button (available separately) to create a quick 2- to 1-point sling. The 1.00" RED is recommended for the standard Vickers Sling (which has 1.25-inch webbing), while the 1.25-inch RED is suitable for broader sling webbing (such as 1.5-inch webbing), offering more flexibility and slides if used with 1.25-inch sling webbing..



  • Designed with airborne and maritime operations in mind
  • Vehicular or mounted use
  • Entry teams and urban applications
  • Tube fighting


  • Vickers Combat Applications Slings™ and other variants
  • Most common 1" or 1.25" slings
  • Standard push button / QD swivel sockets integral to weapons, handguards, or buttstocks


1" RED Swivel

  • 1" Sling Loop fits any 1" or 1.25" sling webbing.
  • Recommended for use on the standard Vickers Combat Applications Sling™

1.25" RED Swivel

  • 1.25" Sling Loop fits any 1.25 or 1.5" sling webbing.
  • Can be used on Vickers Slings™ but will have more "play" where the webbing loops through the swivel


  • 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
  • Stainless Steel internals

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