Archive for the ‘FS Friday Focus’ Category

FirstSpear Friday Focus – The Sherpa

Friday, April 13th, 2018


Thanks to everyone who participated in the naming contest with over 300 entries FirstSpear has selected a winner. Congratulations to Dave C. on the winning name for the all new range / travel bag. Introducing the Sherpa!


Now available for pre-order in manatee, ranger green, black, and manatee / kryptek.


FirstSpear Friday Focus – Name That Bag Contest

Friday, April 6th, 2018


For this weeks Friday Focus we are getting the first look at an all new range bag / all-purpose bag available for pre-order now from FirstSpear. Incorporating a removable padded shoulder strap secured with hk hooks, large interior compartment with two separate dividers that can be re-arranged or removed based on user requirements.

The full loop panel on both interior walls can be used to mount FS hooked backed Ragnar pockets or store cell tags. Two padded pistol pockets are located inside the main compartment and can be accessed individually in a hurry. Discreet appearance with unlimited amounts of applications from a carry on to a dedicated equipment or range bag.

Made in the USA and available now for pre-order in the all new two-tone manatee grey / kryptek along with solid black, manatee grey, and ranger green. 17″ x 9.5″ x 8″


The only catch is the bag still needs a name. FS has asked SSD readers before to come up with great names for other items like the “The Engagement Ring” for the MK32 40mm speed loader. Here is another chance to make your mark in the FS product line, rules are simple! Comment your suggested name below and by next Friday FirstSpear will pick a winner (contacted via email). If your name gets picked and you already placed your order consider your bag free!

Pre-order opens today. Expected to start shipping at the end of the month.

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Limited Edition Woodland Multipurpose Pack

Friday, March 30th, 2018

FirstSpear is giving SSD readers first crack at a limited overrun of woodland multipurpose packs. I added a side note for folks interested in the website giveaway.


Originally designed as a medical bag for a United States SOF element the Multi-Purpose Pack is now available in genuine M81 Woodland thanks to a short overrun. The Multi-Purpose Pack offers a narrow profile with 5 External pockets including a large hydration compartment. Low profile padded shoulder straps and external compression straps.

100% first quality goods with FirstSpear standard lifetime guarantee on materials and craftsmanship. Made in the USA.

*Website contest winners for Strandhogg, Wind Cheater, and Multi-Purpose Pack will be announced around noon CST on the FS instagram page

FirstSpear Friday Focus – A New Website

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

FirstSpear is excited to announce an all new website built from the ground up with major improvements to support the professional user. Mobile responsive across virtually any device with improved navigation and search along with a completely new filtering feature which will allow the user to view products by integrated FS technology, material, color, or application like weapon type to name just a few.


Perhaps one of the greatest additions is the FS Pro Account. Approved military or law enforcement users (registration and credentials required) will now have individual access to the pro store and see their law enforcement and military discounts already applied anytime they shop.


Users will also be able to save items to build future equipment lists that can then be shared with team mates or superiors during equipment reviews and department purchasing.


FirstSpear is also excited to announce a smoother checkout process now featuring PayPal as an available payment method. Customers will also soon have the option to donate during checkout to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.


FirstSpear invites current customers to leave a review on your favorite FS item for 10% off your next purchase. In addition if you register and create an account between now and March 30th you will be entered to win a brand new Strandhögg Plate Carrier. Good Luck!

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Wind Cheater returns in MultiCam

Friday, March 16th, 2018

All new for 2018 the Wind Cheater returns in Multicam! Constructed from 330D ambush the Wind Cheater is a unique garment very light in weight, breathes like a t-shirt yet still sheds wind and light precipitation thanks to a DWR coating.

The Wind Cheater features a long tail great for colder days with just the right height on the front for easy access to belt mounted accessories. Oversized hood works well with hats or helmets with a wide range of bungee adjustment for user defined fit. Two large bicep pockets, pit zips and torso pockets allow for exceptional ventilation when required.

Available in Multicam while supplies last! Black, Ranger Green, Coyote, and Manatee Grey also available. Made in the USA!

FirstSpear Friday Focus – OEM Partner Series – Hill People Gear

Friday, March 9th, 2018

Today we have another edition of FirstSpear’s OEM Partner Series. This time we’re featuring one of FirstSpear’s first OEM customers, Hill People Gear, and the all new Aston House Back Country Pack.

The Back Country is based on the original Aston House Pack integrating FS laser cut technology on the interior and exterior of the pack to maximize personal equipment organziaiton while reducing weight and bulk. Tried and true HPG suspension system with the capability to add a waist belt.

The pack compresses down for hiking and mountain biking, but is suitable for overnighters in temperate climates with ultralight gear.

Made in the USA by FirstSpear

* use the coupon code “rbwithpack” to get a $10 discount on a Recon Belt when purchased with this pack *

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Disruptive Technology

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

In January 2012 FirstSpear introduced the first production tactical vest with a laser cut MOLLE compatible platform along with Tubes, a new standard for rapidly donning and doffing ballistic protection.  Since then the technology has been fielded with assets of the United States Department of Defense, State and Federal Law Enforcement Agencies and early adopters from the international special operations community.


Ronnie Fowlkes, VP Business Development – “Everyone said the technology wouldn’t work when we first released it and thought we were crazy when we said we were discontinuing MOLLE permanently. Now, everyone else is trying to catch up and move this direction.”

Today, we take a look at some of these vests after more than five years of continuous field use.

Lieutenant Dan Colasanto heads up the Garland Police Department and SWAT Team and was one of the first teams to test, evaluate, and field the original Strandhögg plate carrier system more than 5 years ago. Those original vests are still in service with the Garland PD today. According to Dan, “Through heavy use and long continuous hours we have had zero issues with the carriers and they have exceeded our expectations.”


Garland SWAT Vest

We have been FirstSpear customers since the company started. The 6/12 system provides superior performance and durability compared to other carriers I have used in my 25 years of service in law enforcement and 22 years of SWAT. –Lt. Dan Colasanto – Garland Police Department

Tubes single hand operation was a game changer all on its own and the perfect complement to 6/12. When the two technologies are used together they can afford the operator about 40% reduction in weight compared to vests with the same features.

With increased demand from end users and adoption by operators within the US DOD, FirstSpear has agreements in place with industry leading manufacturers and OEM partners to license FirstSpear laser cutting technology and integrate Tubes into systems supporting the warfighter, law enforcement and security professionals. An enormous amount of energy was put forth to bring these disruptive technologies to the front lines and FS welcomes additional equipment manufacturers to expand upon the success of Tubes and laser cutting technology for their own equipment solutions.


Scott Carver, President & CEO – “After years of investment and development in new technology, we’ve demonstrated lighter weight, improved performance, and now real world durability at a level never seen before. In an effort to get this technology to the men and women who need it as rapidly as possible, we are actively working with other domestic manufacturers to help them integrate laser cutting and Tubes in to their vest systems.”

FirstSpear was founded in 2010 by a team of former service members and industry professionals dedicated to building the most advanced load bearing equipment and armor platforms for todays armed professional.

FirstSpear Friday Focus – MultiCam Squadron Smock

Friday, February 16th, 2018

This week, FirstSpear is giving you first shot at their new FS Squadron Smocks in MultiCam, featuring USA Merino Wool. These are available for a short time, in limited sizing, while supplies last. Updated with FS ACM-MID400 through the torso the Squadron Smock is in a league of its own. Fully loaded with features and pockets and a loose overall fit to accommodate additional layers.

The Squadron Smock is a hybrid garment that depending upon your circumstances can be a uniform top, a weather barrier, or even hasty load carriage.

An oversized hood will fit over your helmet with most NVGs attached and an easily adjusted stiffener in the bill will help keep the shape.