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FirstSpear Friday Focus – Government Overrun Vertical GP, Small

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

The Vertical General Purpose pouch was designed to meet the requirements of FirstSpear professional users and due to a small overrun from a government order FS is now extending this pocket for purchase in the web store while supplies last. Ultra light 520E construction with a bungee exterior as well as interior pocket and daisy chain for securing miscellaneous items. 6/9 pocket attachment, Approximately 5”x7” MultiCam only.

Spend $150 or more this weekend and get a free FS vacuum insulated travel mug!

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Gloves

Friday, June 16th, 2017

Introducing the all new tactical glove line from FirstSpear, the advanced combat system for your hands! Currently available in three distinct styles, the Operator Inner Glove (OIG), Operator Outer Glove (OOG), and Operator Contact Glove (OCG). The entire line was designed three dimensionally to ensure an incredible fit with maximum dexterity featuring Pittards® world class leather known for improved breathability, low water uptake, and soft drying.


The Operator Inner Glove (OIG) is constructed with a core spun merino wool blended with a touch of nylon and premium 100% Pittards® Digital Goatskin Palm. The OIG is the lightest and most tactile glove in the line up offering the most feedback for the user. The trigger finger of the OIG has an advanced patent pending design that will still give excellent transmission of trigger feel, magazine release and other key weapons functions. The OIG can work as a stand-alone capability or when higher durability and toughness is required it can be utilized in conjunction with the Operator Outer Glove (OOG). The advantages in OIG materials and construction is that these gloves almost feel like you are not wearing them and still allow thumb and index finger touch screen compatibility.

In order to achieve this amazing level of peak performance the OIG utilizes extremely light, thin materials which by their very nature will not stand up to extremely long periods of hard abuse and would not be an item you would expect to hand down to your kids like other FS equipment. These gloves should be expected to perform exceptionally well through a standard train up and deployment.


Based upon a battlefield proven design that exposes the trigger finger and thumb for key weapon manipulations the Operator Outer Glove (OOG) is not your average “black leather glove”. The OOG is oversized to fit the OIG underneath for extended resilience and wear performance. Inherently Anti-bacterial odor suppression Goatskin construction with Cow Split palm patch for increased durability and reinforced button holes on the wrist for hooking them to your carabiner. No need to size up on the OOG (large inner glove fits inside large outer glove).  


Last but not least the Operator Contact Glove (OCG) is a mid-weight contact glove designed for professional users operating in a wide variety of climates and conditions. The OCG will provide warmth in conditions down to 40F and protection from thermal transfer in conditions up to 160F, all the while extremely light in design and maintaining great dexterity. Materials selected for the OCG reflect the absolute state of the art for light weight, performance and function while maintaining exceptional durability. If a wide range of rugged locations is your potential Area of Operations or you see 3 or more seasons in the execution of your pursuits, consider the OCG for use as an advanced combat system for your hands.

The Hands On Glove Line incorporates materials from outside the USA that meet or exceed the quality and performance of available USA materials. Material and volume restrictions call for the commercial versions to be manufactured in Sri Lanka with a 100% BERRY compliant variant coming soon. 

I’ve tried them all and am impressed. The OOG is perfectly sized to fit over the inner gloves. Additionally, the TAA compliant gloves made in Sri Lanka are very high quality. In fact, some of the materials for this glove aren’t even available as Berry compliant yet.

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Ragged Old Flag – Limited Edition Tank

Friday, June 9th, 2017

This weekend only SSD readers get the first look at the limited edition Ragged Old Flag tank and eye-pro lanyard. Order $200 or more this weekend on and get a free tank, lanyard, and FREE domestic ground shipping. Available while supplies last!

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Stalker Vest

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

I have been waiting for the Stalker Vest to be released and love the unconventional design. Built with FirstSpear’s proprietary ACM-WARM 600 Merino Wool, the Stalker Vest is adjustable and can be freely opened from the sides via hook/loop and secured, if desired, with a button.

It’s designed so the user can quickly open the sides and remove the vest over the head without removing outer layers or load bearing equipment. Stand up collar and hand warmer pockets are standard on this 100% Berry compliant wool based garment.

Available now in solid black and black / heather grey.

FirstSpear Friday Focus – MOLLE Pistol Speed Reload Pockets

Friday, May 26th, 2017

This week we are docuisng in the FS MOLLE Pistol Speed Reload Pockets. They have been marked down over 50% off below retail and when they are gone they are gone. Colors and Pistol Magazine Styles are limited and available only while supplies last. The pockets are polymer reinforced with removable shock cord and pull tab to provide additional retention with a PALS attachment.

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Tubes Retro Fit Cummerbund

Friday, May 19th, 2017

This week’s Friday Focus is on the new and improved Tubes Retro-Fit Cummerbund which now utilizes the popular Overlap Cummerbund platform. It’s an excellent solution for folks who are stuck in a carrier for a few months or years and want to upgrade their system with Tubes and 6/12 before they can transition to a full featured FS plate carrier.

Designed to completely replace the hook/loop front flap closure system on your current armor platform and take advantage of FirstSpear Tubes Rapid Release Technology and ultra light 6/12 platform. The Retro-Fit Cummerbund combines all the features of the Overlap Cummerbund including a super strong elastic back that provides security and comfort. Low profile loop interior for mounting our hook backed Ragnar pockets for radios or extra mags inside of the cummerbund making the user lighter and faster with a slimmer profile. Works with most vests that use a front hook/loop flap and back pass through channel for the cummerbund.

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Tubes Now Available to Approved Manufacturers

Friday, May 12th, 2017

Fenton, MO – FirstSpear, manufacturer of military and law enforcement load bearing equipment, armor platform technology, and performance technical apparel has released its revolutionary Tubes™ Rapid Release Technology for individual and commercial sale. The Tubes were originally released on flagship FS plate carriers like the Strandhögg and Assaulter Armor Carrier. Early adopters within the Special Operations community and Law Enforcement proved early on that FirstSpear’s Tube system significantly enhances the capabilities of the operator while reducing the overall weight of their personal protective equipment.

“We put a tremendous amount of R&D into developing the next generation of personal protective equipment, and the Tubes system is one of the most significant results of that effort. Now that the system has proven itself with the most demanding users, we are proud to make the technology more readily available.” CEO, Scott Carver –FirstSpear.

Tubes are available in 2” and 4” configurations and feature one of the fastest most secure single-handed PPE closure systems available on the market. Older style body armor carriers have closures that utilize either a heavy hook and loop flap system that quickly wears out and collects dirt and grime or a release buckle that is clumsy and unable to provide a stable platform while under load. Most releasable armor carriers use a complex cable system which is virtually impossible to put back together quickly, creates a single failure point, and if not routed properly can be disastrous.

The Tubes provide a recognized and proven solution for military / Law Enforcement equipment manufacturers that cuts significant weight and bulk from the front of the carrier and meets many of the latest industry requirements. Tubes are BERRY compliant, constructed from IR signature suppressive materials, have exceeded mil-spec testing standards, and are currently being fielded to the most demanding users for land, maritime, combat diving, and airborne operations.

The single hand operation is not only easy to learn, but the muscle memory of putting the vest on and taking it off each day is the exact same movement performed during an emergency to release the carrier. The Tubes also ensure the cummerbund sets in the same place every time, avoiding misalignment and the risk of improper armor placement of the cummerbund. In addition, the system speeds up casualty assessment, transport, and decontamination protocol in a chem/bio environment.

“Patrol officers now have the ability to quickly throw on level IV plates during a crisis, and if you’ve got a casualty in the field, a medic can easily get your armor off, patch you up and get your armor back on in seconds. Anyone who has ever worn a plate carrier can appreciate the ease and security of the Tubes.” VP Business Development, Ronnie Fowlkes – FirstSpear.

The Tubes are now available to approved equipment manufactures and Tube Kits will be ready for individual sale coming soon. Available in Black, Tan 499, Coyote 498, and Foliage in 2” and 4” sizes. Contact FirstSpear to incorporate the industry leading Tubes Technology in your next project.

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Everyday Wear

Friday, May 5th, 2017

This week we are featuring some all new apparel available in the everyday section on

Designed and printed in the USA on their All American 50/50 t-shirts.

Just The Tip


Available in sizes Small-2X in all new colors.