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Old 05-12-2020, 06:20   #1
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Blue Force Gear----Vickers

Not Mini but a number of members here who use the Vickers sling.

Got an email from Blue Force Gear to attend an online seminar on the Vickers Sling.

Seminar will cover all aspects of the sling including different uses and capbilities. Hosted by Chris Sizelove. Should be worth watching.

This Thursday at 3 pm. Requires registration. I don't know if access is doable through the web site or if Blue Force is doing it by email only. I'm in.

Just an FYI for anyone interested.

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Old 05-12-2020, 10:28   #2
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Thanks for the heads up. I haven't been getting e-mails from them so wouldn't have known about the seminar otherwise. I saw nothing on their website about it, so I called them and they took my info.
Best all around sling every made !
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Old 05-12-2020, 10:49   #3
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I purchased my third Vickers for my PCC-9 a month or so ago. Probably why I was on a current list. The chassis model PCC has the rear QD attachment built into the chassis but nothing up front. I just got the QD attachment and Pic rail, for the light, from Magpul yesterday. Got to get them on.

Glad you got in. Should be interesting.

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Old 05-14-2020, 13:18   #4
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The web seminar just ended. I liked how the flow from the different carry positions showed efficiency, and always a good idea to run the flow check to ensure smooth transitions with different gear you might be carrying.

When Chris talked about the 5th point of contact, it reminded me of the one Vickers sling I have that came with sewn in sling swivels. I crank the adjustment tab down all the way, and the sling is still almost too long. I have wished I could get it a bit shorter.
Bepe and I talked about this, as he has a sling with sewn in swivels too.
I have a shoe box full of sling hardware and Fastex buckles, I think I'm going to have to cut the stitching on the butt end so I can shorten the sling slightly, then I'll have to add my own sliders to secure that end.
Buying the sling with swivels sewn in seemed like a good idea at the time, but it hasn't proved as useful as the non sewn ones.

I liked the phrase "Solving Problems Ballistically".
Perhaps that should be the new slogan for the Army and Marines.
"Solving Problems Ballistically since 1775 !"
( The U.S. Army was formed from the Continental Army on June 14th, 1775, the Marines were formed on November 10th, 1775 )

All in all, very good info on a most excellent sling. I used the Spectre gear sling until I discovered the Vickers BFG, now the Vickers is all I'll run.

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BFG sent a link to replay the sling seminar if someone wanted to view it again.
I saw no warnings about not sharing the link, so hopefully they are cool with me posting it..
https://event.webinarjam.com/t/click...0s1s8pio5broam
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I wished that I had my Mini with me when he got into fitment and adjustment. I was going to run upstairs and grab it but didn't want to miss any of the presentation.

They sent an email with a replay. I'll have the rigs handy for that one. Got to check both Mini's and the PCC-9.

All in all good information and instruction.

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Old 05-14-2020, 17:40   #7
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Originally Posted by sandog View Post
BFG sent a link to replay the sling seminar if someone wanted to view it again.
I saw no warnings about not sharing the link, so hopefully they are cool with me posting it..
https://event.webinarjam.com/t/click...0s1s8pio5broam
Looks like playback is disabled......
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Sorry about that. When I click on the link it works, must only play for those who registered for the webinar.
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Originally Posted by 2rangers View Post
Looks like playback is disabled......
During the presentation they said that it would be posted to the web site. I'd assume that anyone should be able to watch it. Don't know when it will be up.

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I started the video and it worked for me. Got busy and had to shut it off. Honey do list.
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I started the video and it worked for me. Got busy and had to shut it off. Honey do list.
He doesn't really get to the meat until about 25 or so minutes into the show.

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Padded Vickers or VTACs are all I use. Both are great all purpose slings.
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