As I was talking with FirstSpear the other day getting ready for this article I realized a few things. It was just in Dec of 2010 that we first published the FirstSpear logo. Since then they’ve launched 4 new catalogs, including the full-size 64 pager you’re going to see here. They’ve also reinvented the way the industry looks at pouch attachment and releasable vest systems including fully integrating floatation and buoyancy compensation into load carriage systems. If that wasn’t impressive enough, they’ve also launched a clothing line and begun to branch out into weapon accessories. They aren’t doing everything. Instead, they are looking for niche areas where no one has done anything before. Some would say that you are crazy to launch a new tactical nylon company in this economy but they are thriving. And I’d say that this is a testament to their people. These guys are both innovative and driven. Plus, they really know their customer and they listen.
Take a look at what that combination of customer interaction and innovation has wrought for Spring 2013.
-Two new maritime specific platforms
-The Sloucher – armor carrier
-The Slick – ultra lightweight plate carrier
-Asset combat shirt
-Discreet Tactical Belt – Designed to be worn under a suit coat or jacket
-Backward compatible 6/9 pouches – Replaces PALS attachment system and also 6/12 platform compatible
-Split front modular chest rig
-New hinged radio pouch
-Montana GPS pouch
-CSM Gear Drop pouch – Now available direct from FS
-MICH/ACH helmet covers
-Patterned Advanced Gunfighter Belt
-The Thug – Rapidly attaching pouches to the front of a carrier
-The DAS DING – low profile SERE equipment carriage
-Break down transport bag
Look for coverage of some of these new items starting Monday when we’ll get to take a look at them during a Pre-SHOT Show range day.