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FirstSpear Friday Focus – Realistic Bite Sleeve

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Developed through military working dog and law enforcement K-9 subject matter expert collaboration comes the second installment from the K2 Solutions, Inc. (K2) – FirstSpear (FS) Joint Tactical Canine Line. The Realistic Bite Sleeve “RBS” was developed to provide a truly realistic finishing touch on aggression training for canines. “We sought to create a two-part finishing sleeve with an outer layer that mimics human flesh texture during a canine bite. The system is ergonomic and low-profile to accommodate a range of training circumstances, including wearing the system under a dress shirt or jacket for hidden training.” – Dr. Heidi Alvey, K2 Solutions

The RBS seeks to bridge capability gaps that currently exist in status quo bite training. Most bite sleeves are too bulky for concealment. Others are made of material such as jute that does not provide a truly realistic training scenario, which can reduce canine effectiveness on target due to hesitation. Other silicone products require the trainer to attach additional appendages to a sleeve, which limits training scenarios, eliminating realistic concealment, and may confuse a canine. The RBS provides the canine an authentic human skin texture when biting the actual forearm region, while reducing the circumference of the target. This allows for a full-mouth bite – the bite that a trainer expects from their canine.

“We are excited to work with K2 Solutions on this all new bite sleeve and look forward to seeing how this type of training application will evolve between K2 and FS in the future.” – Ronnie Fowlkes, VP Business Development, FirstSpear.

The K2-FirstSpear Realistic Bite Sleeve System is comprised of an outer silicone “skin” paired with an inner leather based sleeve. The skin is a proprietary prosthetic-grade silicone product that looks and feels like human flesh. It has an internal mesh support system for resilience. The inner sleeve is a low-profile bite platform constructed from two layers of 4 oz split cowhide to allow for a full mouth bite. Two adjustable straps allow a custom fit for any trainer. The RBS is the ultimate finishing product for canine aggression training designed to ensure your canine is conditioned for real bites in the field. Kevlar inner sleeve available based on training requirements, call for pricing. Patent Pending.

www.first-spear.com

Warrior West – FirstSpear AAC FROG Kit

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

The AAC FROG Kit adapts First Spear’s Assaulter Armor Carrier for use in a maritime environment. It is getting quite a bit of interest here at Warrior West due to the modular flotation option.

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Standard in the kit are FS Bouyancy Compensators, Adaptive Cummerbund Flotation Elements and a 2″ belly band to secure the front and back panels to the user without having to wear a full cummerbund.

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The adaptive cummerbund uses the AAC instant adjust back panel.

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6/12 modular sections on the left and right of the front carrier panel allow the user to install the modular pockets of their choice and at the height they need for increased comfort and mobility.

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There is also a rebreather harness kit which allows the rebreather to be attached directly to the AAC and easily ditched once free of the surf zone.

The AAC Frog kit is for Governmemt use only and is already being fielded by a customer. Contact www.first-spear.com for additional information.

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Ragged Old Flag T-Shirt

Friday, April 14th, 2017

This is their tagless 50/50 blend. Designed, sewn, and screen printed in the USA. Available in sizes Small-2X.


For every shirt sold this weekend FirstSpear will donate $10 to Wishes for Warriors.

www.first-spear.com

First-Spear Friday Focus – Woodland Multi-Purpose Packs

Friday, April 7th, 2017

Originally designed as a medical pack for a US Special Operations unit, the Multi-Purpose Pack has become a popular range bag or day pack. It is a non-stocking non-standard item which means it was designed at the request of a FS professional user to meet a unique mission set and is not part of the catalog or stocking list. Occasionally there are overruns and today we are in for real treat with the announcement of a Woodland Camo version. Supplies are limited grab one while you can.

Features include hydration compartment, padded shoulder straps, 5 external pockets and compression straps. The exterior dimensions are 18.5″ x 9″ x 8″.

Listed in the Non-Stocking Non-Standard section they are offering SSD readers a promo. Order any Multi-Purpose Pack this weekend and get a FREE Tough Hook.

www.first-spear.com

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Hoodlum Hoodie

Friday, March 31st, 2017

The Hoodlum Hoodie utilizes ACM-MID 400 which is a bicomponent knit with 100% polyester interior and 100% merino wool exterior. Features a comfortable fit that still has quite a bit of stretch to it.

Full length front zipper and a form fitting hood with two front hand warmer pockets which incorporate zip closures as well as thumb holes built into the wrist over style cuffs. The Hoodlum Hoodie can be worn stand-alone or as a component of a clothing system.


www.first-spear.com

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Woobie Featuring ACM-WARM 600

Friday, March 24th, 2017

ACM-WARM 600 is the heaviest layer from FirstSpear’s Advanced Clothing Materials line featuring performance Merino Wool. ACM-WARM 600 is a heavy weight knit Merino Wool blend with a super soft brushed fleece interior designed to help keep you warm in the coldest temperatures.

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The Woobie is a flagship garment from the wool line demonstrating the premium materials and construction allowing for an exceptional fit and sharp look that can be worn all on its own but still work great under a smock or wind cheater.

Surprisingly light weight and incredibly warm with a thick stand up collar, low profile neck zipper, and wrist overs with thumb holes constructed from ACM-BASE 100. The tail is slightly longer in the back for added comfort. Made in the USA.
The Woobie is available in Black and Heather Grey, sizes Small-XLarge.

www.first-spear.com

FirstSpear Friday Focus – ACM Mid 400 Shirts

Friday, March 17th, 2017

ACM Mid 400 is the next layer of performance merino from FirstSpear amd the focus of this week’s installment.

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ACM Mid 400 is a dual layer material using super fine polyester on the interior and their 100% USA Merino Wool exterior.

The poly wicks away moisture from the body and transfers it to the absorbent wool exterior providing an exceptionally high performance garment that can be worn all on its own or as another base layer which works great under the Wind Cheater or your Squadron Smock.

The Mid Shirt is super tough and ultra soft with a comfortable fit that still has quite a bit of stretch to it. The 2/3rd length front zipper allows extra ventilation and a high comfortable collar to keep your neck covered. The dual layer material is light weight and wicks away moisture when its hot and traps warmth when its cold. Made in the USA with USA materials.

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Available right now in 3 new colors, Commando, Manatee Grey, and Sand. Charcoal coming soon!

Order any Mid Shirt this weekend and get a FREE 32oz FS Water Bottle included, no code neccesary.

www.first-spear.com

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Self Aid Medical Pocket

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Designed for a FS end-user, the Self Aid Medical Pocket is lightweight and compact, featuring a Velcro backed insert with daisy chain for organizing medical supplies. The pocket is constructed from 520E and provides a pass through so the user can access the insert from either side. With 6/9 or 6/12 attachment options it can be mounted to a plate carrier or belt. An adjustable snap secures the insert. Now available in the Non-Stocking Non-Standard section in limited colors and attachment options while supplies last.

www.first-spear.com

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Frog AAC Kit

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

This week, we’re going to check out the Frog AAC Kit, which I had the chance to check out during this week’s Enforce Tac at the Messe, in Nürnburg, Germany. The Frog kit adapts the Assaulter Armor Carrier for use in a maritime environment.

Standard in the kit are FS Bouyancy Compensators, Adaptive Cummerbund Flotation Elements and a 2″ belly band to secure the front and back panels to the user without having to wear a full cummerbund.

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The adaptive cummerbund uses the AAC instant adjust back panel. 6/12 modular sections on the left and right of the front carrier panel allow the user to install the modular pockets of their choice and at the height they need for increased comfort and mobility.

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There is also a rebreather harness kit which allows the rebreather to be attached directly to the AAC and easily ditched once free of the surf zone.

The AAC Frog kit is for Governmemt use only and is already being fielded by a customer. Contact www.first-spear.com for additional information.

FirstSpear Announces The Addition Of Sam White As Vice President – Applied Science

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Fenton, MO – FirstSpear, a leading manufacturer of advanced load bearing equipment and armor platforms built for the warfighter and law enforcement professional, announced today Sam White will be joining the company as Vice President – Applied Science.

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“Sam is an incredibly accomplished individual who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience.” Said Scott Carver, CEO of FirstSpear. “Having Sam on the team helps ensure FirstSpear will continue to lead the way and raise the bar in enhancing the protection and capabilities of our warfighters and law enforcement professionals, we couldn’t be more excited.”

Sam White served as Senior Executive Vice President, Business Development of Point Blank Enterprises, Inc. until June 2016 where he was responsible for all facets of Research & Development, Design & Engineering, while also overseeing new business engagements and technology advancements.

He served on the Executive Leadership Team of Point Blank and was responsible for managing technology relationships with governing bodies and key customer accounts. Sam became the President of Point Blank Body Armor in June 2005 and in September 2006 he assumed the position of Head of Global Sales. He has over 17 years of experience in technology development and product sales with various companies to include Armor Holdings and Allied Signal. Additionally, he was invited by the White House to speak in 2014 and recognized as an industry Champion of Change.

“I am excited to be joining the FirstSpear team.” Said Sam White. “They are a highly skilled and dedicated group that is passionate about their customer.”

FirstSpear® was founded in 2010 by a team of experienced industry professionals and former U.S. servicemen, with the mission of rapidly designing and delivering innovative personal protective equipment and enhanced light-weight load carriage solutions to US and allied warfighters and professional users. Members of FirstSpear’s team have successfully designed, developed, and fielded some of the worlds most significant load-carriage systems currently in use by the US Department of Defense, NATO allied countries, and US Law Enforcement Agencies.

www.first-spear.com