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FirstSpear Friday Focus – NSNS 40mm Grenade Suite

Friday, September 13th, 2019

The FirstSpear Non-Stocking Non-Standard section has just been updated with a variety of 40mm grenade pockets designed for FS professional users. Built to fit any standard 40mm style round with a wide range of configurations available including single, double, triple pockets with 6/9 or MOLLE attachment style as well as the FirstSpear 4 and 6 Pack secured with a SR buckle for quick access to multiple rounds.

Non-Stocking Non-Standard items are 100% brand new first quality goods that have been designed and built at the request of FS Professional users to meet a unique mission set. Limited quantities, sizes and colors are available while supplies last. No backorders, all sales are final.


4 / 6 Pack

HSGI Announces Giveaway Winner in “Battle of the Belts”

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

SWANSBORO, N.C., Sept. 9, 2019 – High Speed Gear®, maker of Battle-Proven Tactical Gear™, concluded its monthlong “Battle of the Belts” giveaway with its customers and dealers Sept. 6.

Participants voted on their favorite HSGI® and Comp-Tac® belts and features, resulting in more than 3,800 entrants, with one winner announced each week. Each winner received an Operator Belt, which was the winning belt all four weeks, with later weeks rewarding additional HSGI® and Comp-Tac® products.

“We were very excited by the turnout on our survey contest,” said Allison Mitchum, HSGI® director of sales and marketing. “We’ve received a lot of great input and insight, all of which can be used in continuing to make great gear our customers value and trust.”

Additionally, participants voted High Speed Gear’s® made in America status as their most important aspect/feature, followed by the gear’s function and usefulness, with the overbuilt design and durability ranking third.

The most popular belts in the survey were as follows, listed most popular first:


Operator Belt with Micro Grip and Velcro® Inner Belt

The Operator COBRA® IDR 1.75” Rigger Belt is a low-profile shooter’s belt designed to work with both MOLLE and belt-mounted gear. This two-belt system is overbuilt, like all HSGI® gear, to outlast the competition.


Slim-Grip Padded Belt® – Slotted

This modular, padded-belt system is one of the slimmest and sturdiest on the market. A neoprene interior adds a level of grip unlike any other belt system on the market. Individual PALS platforms allow the inner belt to be woven inside or outside the belt making this a versatile easily quipped solution for all the gear you need.


COBRA® Rigger Belt – 1.75” D-Ring and 1.5” Variants

The belt is constructed to the same standards as our COBRA® 1.75” belt, but is designed for those who need a belt for daily wear around the office or out in the field. This belt’s excellent stiffness and rigidity will not allow the weight of holsters and mag pouches to “roll” the belt. This version of our battle-proven, tactical belt utilizes the COBRA® buckle on 1.5” webbing.


Duty-Grip™ Padded Belt

The Duty-Grip™ is designed with the patrol officer in mind and was fielded by numerous law enforcement officers and departments during the development process. Our proprietary neoprene padding creates a gel-like comfort while offering excellent grip and performance. The Duty-Grip™ features a complete series of vertical laser-cut slots that allow a rigger or duty belt to weave securely to expose any or nearly all of the belt for attaching belt-mounted pouches and holsters.


DSEI 19 – Blue Force Gear ULTRAcomp Belt

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

So new it doesn’t have a name yet, this new belt made from ULTRAcomp consists of an inner and outer belt. Blue Force Gear tells me it is half the weight of competitor belts.

The outer belt has a break strength of 4000 lbs and features a Cobra buckle as well as two sewn-in front and rear retention loops. It also incorporates three high PALS slots.

The inner and outer belts connect via Velcro. The inner belt is low profile and can be turned inside out of you want to wear it as your only belt.

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WTF Turnkey 19 for 762 Mags

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

WTF’s Turnkey 19 holds three 762, 308, PMAG, LR 25, SCAR H, FAL, HK91, G3, and similar magazines.  The rig is backed with hook to accept WTF’s Omni Bag and similar.

Turnkey 19 is made with laser cut ACRONYM (Advanced Composite Rugged Optimized NYlon Material) laminate fabric.  WTF’s ACRONYM is made using solution dyed fabrics and genuine Crye Multicam fabrics.  5″ wide MIL-W-5664 elastic securely holds magazines.  Solution dyed webbing made with Invista Cordura yarn and ITW hardware are used throughout.

The Turnkey 19 is made in the USA from USA made materials.  Turnkey 19 is a bundle (a $10 savings) of WTF’s Accessory Panel 19, Waist Strap 01, and Harness 02 ***Bag 07 not included***

11.1oz / 314g.

HSGI – Ambidextrous Multipurpose Pouch

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

SWANSBORO, N.C., Aug. 28, 2019 – High Speed Gear®, maker of Battle-Proven Tactical Gear™, recently released its newest pouch, the Ambidextrous Multipurpose Pouch (AMP), which is an excellent solution for medical equipment, magazines or other items commonly needed on an equipment belt.

The AMP is a versatile, double-ended pouch that works perfectly as a small IFAK pouch or as a general-purpose pouch. The AMP fits medical supplies, two 5.56 magazines, a poncho and survival gear, or other similarly-sized items. Additionally, the pouch features dual openings, allowing easy access from both ends or with either hand, and can be mounted vertically on MOLLE and either vertically or horizontally on belts. A pull tab assists in removing contents and adjustable shock cord allows the user to compress the contents or attach external items.

“The AMP was designed, like many of our other TACOs® and pouches, to allow our users flexibility with the equipment they carry,” said Bill Babboni, HSGI® vice president of sales and operations. “Traditional pouches are great, but having several mounting options along with dual closures gives our customers that extra level of functionality and dynamic use they’ve come to expect of High Speed Gear®.”

For more than 20 years, High Speed Gear® has been dedicated to building the best American-made tactical gear with distinct and innovative products such as the TACO® and the Sure-Grip Padded Belt®. Our products are designed for the highest level of comfort, functionality, versatility and are always user driven to meet the operational needs of a wide variety of end users.

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Platatac Peacekeeper MK4 Chest Rig Back In Stock

Friday, August 23rd, 2019

Thanks to a government overrun, Platatac has a limited stock of their Peacekeeper MK4 Chest Rig (with Low Pro Straps – included). The Chicom LW H-Harness is also available as an upgrade.

Peacekeeper MK4 Chest Rig

– 4 x MOLLE Rows 2 x MOLLE Columns (x2)
– 2 x medium-sized zippered pouches with front zip pockets
– 3 x 5.56mm Double magazine pouches
– 1 x Horizontal zippered pocket with Cyalume loops (under magazine pouches)
– 3 x External mesh pockets on rear
– 1 x Internal Velcro pocket
– Sewn drainage holes
– Built from 500 Denier Multicam Cordura nylon fabric
– YKK Zips with Paracord pulls

Chicom LW H-Harness
(Peacekeeper MK4 not included)

– Compatible with Peacekeeper MK4
– 55mm Folded 500D Cordura nylon to support heavy loads
– Folded construction with soft edges for optimized comfort
– 25mm elastic to attach PTTs or route hydration tube/antenna/comms cable
– Low profile, lightweight without affecting durability
– Adjustable 25mm web tape straps – Velcro loop at rear to attach individual ID markers – All ITW Nexus Hardware
– 130 gms

Eagle E&R Bags Available From Double Tap Surplus

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

I stopped in to Double Tap Surplus yesterday and they still have quite a few new production Eagle Industries E&R Bags for sale.

Offered in multiple colors, these were originally made at Eagle by Matt Johnson and have been adopted over the years for various load carriage programs. Made from 1000D Cordura, this waistpack will last you a lifetime. It features three zippered compartments which are packed with escape and recovery or medical essentials. It is generally worn in front, under an armor vest. Some have been known to insert a soft armor panel into the flat, rear compartment.

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Hill People Gear – Bino Pouch Large

Monday, August 19th, 2019

Large MOLLE compatible Bino pouches now in stock. For standard x50s and Leica 10x42s. Mounts to their Recon Kit Bag, Heavy Recon Kit Bag, and any MOLLE platform.

-soft velcro loop on inner lid and bottom to avoid scratching lenses
-fully padded except top flap
-one hand opening flap closure can be fastened either for full retention or quicker access
-top flap stays closed by default
-mounts on 4×3 PALS grid
-external tabs for tying retention strap to if desired

Offered in Ranger Green, Blaze Orange or MultiCam.