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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.

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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.

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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).  

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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.

www.first-spear.com

Marine South – Massif Locator Cold Weather Flight Glove

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Massif was exhibiting their Locator Cold Weather Flight Glove.

Not only is the glove made from Massif Battleshield X laminate fabric, but it also incorporates conductive goatskin leather, making it compatible with handheld devices. The Battleshield X is a stretchable fabric which offers FR, water and wind resistance as well as a fleece lining for comfort.  

www.massif.com/shop/accessories/locator-cold-weather-flight-glove

Mechanix Wear Adds Mark Rolfes from Pelican as Director of Global Sales

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

VALENCIA, California – March 6th, 2017 – Mechanix Wear Inc. today announced the addition of Mark Rolfes as the company’s Director of Global Sales. In this role, Mark will lead Mechanix Wear’s international sales team as it expands its renowned automotive, tactical and industrial glove lines into new markets and territories to reach new customers and grow the company’s global market share.

“Mechanix Wear is poised to expand its global handprint and we’re excited to have Mark lead the charge,” said Michael Hale, CEO of Mechanix Wear. “Mark’s expertise in our industry and his proven leadership skills will be great assets as he leads our Mechanix Wear sales team.”

Mark brings more than 25 years of strategic marketing and executive sales management experience to his new position. Previously, Mark served as Pelican Products’ Vice President of U.S. Sales where he built a track record of rapid sales growth and extensive business development. He led the sales team to record breaking profits each year he was with the company.

“As a brand and product, Mechanix Wear has become synonymous with innovation, safety and performance,” said Mark Rolfes. “I’m looking forward to building upon the company’s existing relationships, partnerships, and consumer base to make Mechanix Wear a global leader in the space.”

Prior to his career at Pelican, Mark served as a National Sales Manager for The Bata Footwear Company, a leading manufacturer of industrial and chemical protective footwear. At Bata Footwear, Mark worked in product development and secured accounts with major hardware and safety equipment suppliers, including W.W. Grainger and Home Depot among others in a variety of markets.

Mark is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Towson University. He sits on the Board of the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation.

www.mechanix.com

Patrol Incident Gear (PIG) Releases Full Dexterity Tactical Gloves ECHO gloves specifically designed for women shooters

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

We are excited to announce the arrival of the newest glove in our PIG lineup, the Full Dexterity Tactical (FDT) Echo Women’s Utility Glove!

This premium slip-on tactical glove offers the most popular features from the PIG glove line, with a superior high-dexterity fit that uses gender-specific patterns for Women.

Features:
-Touchscreen compatible forefinger and thumb
-Fold-over finger construction to eliminate fingertip discomfort
-Multi-piece palm for superior hand fit
-Single-layer palm for unequaled firearm grip
-Bar-tacked paracord pull loop
-Silicon print on the palm for enhanced grip on slippery surfaces
-Elastic wrist for quick don and doff sequence
-Available in Black, Coyote, Ranger Green & Carbon Grey

Designed as a lightweight “Utility” glove, if you use your tactical shooting gloves both on and off the range, the PIG FDT Echo Utility Glove is the best solution on the Women’s market for ease of use, durability and the tactile-dexterity you need to make your shot count!

Click here to check them out!

Sneak Peek – A7 Rough Rider Tactical Gloves

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Angel 7 Industries Director Kerry Harris was a Marine Corps officer and a Navy pilot so he combined the fire protection of Nomex flight gloves with the ruggedness and durability of combat gloves to create the A7 Rough Rider Tactical Gloves.

www.angel7industries.com

SKD Tactical Introduces PIG Full Dexterity Tactical (FDT) – Delta Utility Glove In MultiCam

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

This premium slip-on tactical glove offers the most popular features from our other FDT models in a low-cost option that still gives you the superior high-dexterity fit you only get from the PIG Full Dexterity Tactical line-up. The addition of a breathable 3D mesh material in genuine Multicam print. That extra Coyote you see on the glove is the PIG logo.


Features:
-Full touchscreen compatible forefinger and thumb
-Fold-over finger construction to eliminate fingertip discomfort
-Single-layer palm for tactile sensitivity
-Bar-tacked paracord pull loop
-Silicon printed grip on the palm
-Elastic wrist for quick don and doff sequence
-Genuine Multicam™ printed 3D mesh material

If you use your tactical shooting gloves both on and off the range, the PIG FDT Delta Utility Glove is the best solution on the market today for ease of use, durability and the tactile-dexterity you need to make your shot count!

www.skdtac.com/PIG-Full-Dexterity-Tactical-FDT-Delta-Utility-p/pig.762

Kickstarter – TAPS

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

TAPS is a pretty cool idea. It’s is a touchscreen sticker for your handwear, but it incorporates a unique fingerprint for touch ID. TAPS are formulated to stick and stay on almost any surface and guaranteed to work on all touchscreen devices. It’s a simple idea, but offers interesting applications for those who wear gloves all of the time.

www.kickstarter.com/projects/nanotips/taps-touchscreen-sticker-w-touch-id-ships-before-x

Tactical Specialty: Mechanix Wear Police and Military Gloves

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Los Angeles, California –October 17th, 2016 – Mechanix Wear introduces Tactical Specialty (T/S): a line of specialized tactical gloves devoted to protecting the hands of military, police and SWAT professionals. Mechanix Wear Tactical Specialty gloves are designed to perform in a range of high-risk scenarios and environments whether you’re a police officer demanding high-dexterity patrol gloves, or an infantryman requiring military rated flame-resistant combat gloves.

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Mechanix Wear Tactical Specialty gloves are available in 5 specialty models:

1. Recon :: Leather Patrol Gloves

2. Pursuit CR5 :: Cut-­Resistant Duty Gloves

3. Tempest :: Flame-­Resistant Combat Gloves

4. Breacher :: Flame-­Resistant Combat Gloves

5. Azimuth :: Flame-­Resistant Operator Gloves

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All T/S gloves come standard equipped with touchscreen technology throughout the entire palm to meet the growing demand for connectivity in the field. Flame-­resistant T/S glove models are built with high-­quality FR goatskin leather and Nomex® to meet ASTM D6413 & NFPA 1971-­07 ratings for flame and thermal heat resistance required by the U.S. military. From the patrol to forcible entry, Mechanix Wear Tactical Specialty gloves are built to weather the storm.

Tactical Specialty Product Video “The Breach”: http://glov.es/TS