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FirstSpear Friday Focus – Multi Climate Glove

Friday, December 14th, 2018

Introducing the all new Multi Climate Glove (MCG) from FirstSpear. Built for maximum dexterity and tactile performance using an incredibly soft carbon infused goat skin palm that offers exceptional feedback with a digital texture for enhanced grip. The back of the MCG is built with a premium poly soft shell material that has a perfect amount of stretch with minimal weight making this glove feel like its not even there.

Features
• Maximum Manipulation for Peak Performance Feel of Essential Weapon Controls
• Improved Breathability, Low Water Uptake, and Soft Drying
• Digital Texture Enhances Grip
• Strong and Technically Advanced, Remains Comfortable and Flexible
• Pittards Digital Goatskin Palm, with Premium Polyester Soft Shell back

Now shipping in black and coyote.

www.first-spear.com/technical-apparel/handwear/multi-climate-glove-mcg

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Maritime Buoyancy Compensator Technology

Friday, December 7th, 2018

FirstSpear is well known for high quality body armor systems and performance technical apparel. What you may not know is they also develop specialized gear for some of the most highly trained amphibious military and law enforcement professionals all over the world. The AAC Frog Kit, for example was developed for the combat diver and specifically designed to integrate with a rebreather system. Today we are looking at just one of the unique features that makes FirstSpear Maritime equipment a top choice by the professional.

The FirstSpear Buoyancy Compensator Kit is designed to be installed inside the plate bag behind the front and back plate pockets. Orally inflated at the operators discretion, you can achieve a maximum of 5lbs (2kg/22N) of lift on each front and back insert in a size Medium – XL to help offset a combat load on the surface in sea water.

Buoyancy Compensators Kits are user configured and can be set up for not only right or left handed users but also single and dual inflate options which give the Operator even more control on how they can trim their system while in the water.

This video shows how to set up your BC kit and the user configurations available. Law Enforcement and Military credentials required for purchase. Contact us for more info.

Learn more about FirstSpear industry leading manufacturing and technology integration for personal protective and load bearing equipment on first-spear.com

To learn more about FirstSpear Technology Group visit First-spear.tech

FirstSpear Friday Focus – 10×12 Padded Plate Backer Kit

Friday, November 30th, 2018

Meet the all new FS 10×12 Padded Plate Backer Kit!

These Non-Ballistic padded inserts come in a set of two and designed to go inside your plate carrier and behind the plate to increase comfort with minimal bulk and weight while providing an extra large channel to increase air flow. The Padded plate backer can be used in multiple configurations based on user needs. Shipping Now. 100% American Made.

www.first-spear.com/platforms/platform-accessories/10×12-padded-plate-backer-non-ballistic

FirstSpear Friday Focus – New Flannel Colors

Friday, November 23rd, 2018

Right in time for the holidays FirstSpear has released three new color options on the popular Stratton Flannel. Same cut and features but now even better for winter in a much heavier 9oz weight.

100% American Made, available now in the FS Store along with what appear to be some new hats!

www.first-spear.com/technical-apparel/outerwear/stratton-flannel-7376

www.first-spear.com/shadow-hat

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Cold Climate Glove

Friday, November 16th, 2018

Just in time for winter FirstSpear has announced the all new new Cold Climate Glove is now available for purchase.

As with all FirstSpear equipment this is simply not your average winter glove. Built with a keratin leather palm patch, Primaloft Gold insulation, and a waterproof breathable insert. Incredibly warm with excellent dexterity allowing basic trigger control.

Additionally, they removed the insulation from the upper half of the Trigger Finger to increase basic trigger manipulation and make it easier when using a Touch Screen. In fact, Touch Screen sensitive index fingers and adjustable wrist cuffs come standard on this premium cold climate glove from FirstSpear. Available and now shipping in sizes small – 2X.

www.first-spear.com/technical-apparel/handwear/cold-climate-glove-ccg-7370

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Brawler FR Shirt

Friday, November 9th, 2018

All new from FS, meet the Brawler FR Shirt.

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Typically most FR garments are stiff and uncomfortable with a blocky fit due to the nature of the fabrics used. The Brawler on the other hand uses 6.5oz Tencate Twill that is durable yet extremely light and comfortable . Material make up is a 65% FR Lenzing / 25% Para-Aramid / 10% Nylon blend that offers excellent Flame Retardant characteristics and assists in defeating or mitigating heat transfer to your skin.

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The Brawler features a zipper front opening, reinforced with webbing sewn buttons. The protective collar can be fastened up around your Neckie or left open, multi positional cuffs, and a security strap to keep the sleeves rolled up. To make the most of hot weather versatility, the Brawler has breathable mesh in the bottom and back of the front pockets, arm pits, and across the entire back yoke.

As with all FS products, there’s a very interesting story behind the name:

In late 1966 through early 1967 US Marines in I Corps Tactical Zone South Vietnam began aggressive patrolling to enforce and establish the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between the two Vietnam’s. Commanders at the strategic level during that time believed that the war would devolve into a static scenario just as the Korean Conflict had previously. Unit Commanders were encouraged to “patrol aggressively” and “define the DMZ” in favor of South Vietnam. To maintain communications security, radio brevity pro words were assigned to articulate specific combat contacts without divulging great detail. For the Marines of I Corps at that time a “Scrap” was a Small Unit Contact generally Unit on Unit and confined to Small Arms, a “Brawl” was a full engagement involving Combined Arms and Support. The patrolling actions and border battles at that time increasingly contributed to large scale operations that became known collectively as the Battle of Con Thien.

First Spear has elected to the name our heavier weight FR Garment the “Brawler” and our light weigh FR Garment the “Scrap”, initial editions of these will be released in FS Sand which is a close to USMC Coyote as we could get in this base material.

Made in the USA with USA Materials. Available now.

www.first-spear.com/technical-apparel/outerwear/brawler

USMC to Field Gen III Vest Systems with FirstSpear Technology

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

Fenton, MO – FirstSpear® Technology Group, industry leading technology integrator for Personal Protective and Load Bearing Equipment, announces the Gen III vest systems for the United States Marine Corps (USMC) will be produced and fielded with FirstSpear® Technology. After extensive testing and evaluation, the Marines chose to include FirstSpear® 6/12™ laser cutting and Tubes™ rapid-release system on the all new Gen III Vest System.

Debuted on Solider Systems Daily in 2011 and proven in the field for over seven years, FS™ 6/12™ laser-cut platforms and rapid-release Tubes™ fasteners are embraced by assets of the United States Department of Defense, State and Federal Law Enforcement Agencies, and friendly forces within the international community. The FS™ 6/12™ laser-cut and fused platform system helped the USMC achieve their goals for reducing bulk and weight of legacy PALS systems.

USMC Systems Command wanted to give as much mobility back to the individual Marine as possible by reducing the weight and bulk of the vest without decreasing ballistic protection. Integrating 6/12 laser cutting and Tubes allowed designers to reduce the weight of the vest by 25 percent.*

FS™ Tubes provide rapid donning and doffing of carriers without complicated cable systems adding weight or requiring specialized training and allows the Marine to remove and reassemble their vest in less than three seconds. Vest testing found the older system took about seven seconds to take off, and 10 minutes to reassemble. The Tubes have vastly improved the Marines ability to act fast while on missions.*

According to Sam White, Vice President of Applied Science at FirstSpear®, “Our primary mission is to provide equipment solutions to the men and women protecting our freedoms and the fastest way to do that is by working with industry partners and program managers to make this technology widely available. We couldn’t be more excited the USMC has integrated this technology into their new vest system and look forward to helping Vertical Protective Apparel provide it to the Marines.”

FirstSpear™ continually develops and refines Technology to meet the ever-changing requirements of the warfighter and first responder. Paramount to every development effort is a focus on mobility, lethality, weight reduction, functionality, durability, and manufacturability. Ideas are well thought out, tested, and proven in actual field use before general release, ensuring the final product works as intended when needed most. Once proven, FirstSpear® works closely with end users and manufacturers to allow for rapid fielding of advanced solutions.

For more information or to contact FirstSpear® Technology Group on how you can integrate these technologies visit www.first-spear.tech.

**Sources:

soldiersystems.net/2018/09/27/usmc-awards-vertical-protective-apparel-62-million-contract-for-gen-iii-plate-carriers

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FirstSpear Friday Focus – Non-Stocking Pockets Available

Friday, October 26th, 2018

FirstSpear has added three pockets to the non-stocking non-standard section of their webstore available while supplies last. These are 100% brand new 1st quality goods, Made in the USA. Now shipping is an AK47 Single magazine pocket with an optional bungee retention tab, will hold two AK47 magazines. Next is a .300 Win Mag pouch that will hold up to three magazines featuring a hook and loop flap and side release buckle closure. Last is a 7.62 SCAR H triple shingle featuring bungee retention. Will also hold .308 PMAG. All pockets utilize FS 6/9 pocket attachment system. Limited colors and quantities available!

AK-47: www.first-spear.com/non-stocking-non-standard/ak-47-single-30-round

.300 Win: www.first-spear.com/non-stocking-non-standard/long-gun-mag-pouch-5-round-3-mag-sustainment

SCAR-H: www.first-spear.com/non-stocking-non-standard/7-62-scar-h-triple-shingle-separate-pockets-6-9