Posts Tagged ‘FirstSpear’

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Overlap Cummerbund

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

This week we are going to give you an update on a great FirstSpear product, the Overlap Cummerbund. Its rapid adoption among State and Federal Law Enforcement agencies along with positive customer feedback has pushed FirstSpear to incorporate the Overlap Cummerbund as the new standard cummerbund on flagship plate carriers like the Strandhögg and Assaulter Armor Carrier.

Originally, developed at the request of a FS Professional User, the Overlap Cummerbund is designed to provide additional overlapping soft armor at the front side of the plate carrier where the Tubes closure system meets. The additional soft armor tucks in behind the Tubes allowing full opening and closing of the vest.

The Overlap Cummerbund has been modified so that the body side allows for the attachment of Ragnar Pockets. This means that magazines and other items can be held in close to the body, providing a more streamlined silhouette, a benefit to users who are working in or from a vehicle, conducting tubular assaults, or who simply wish to carry more magazines than a traditional front loading carrier would allow.

-Soft armor inserts extend behind the tube and overlap the body of the plate carrier, while still allowing full functionality of the Tube system.
-Body side of cummerbund now has loop allowing you to attach pockets from the Ragnar Pocket Suite (our full Velcro backed pockets)
-The back bungee cord has been replaced with Velcro and stretch material.

FirstSpear Friday Focus – First On / Armor Package

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Designed specifically as a low-cost armor carrier for LE and First Responders, it’s been very popular. In light of increased threats to our public servants, FirstSpear has put together a special deal on a great, turnkey armor solution.

10×12 Level 4 stand alone plates, First On Vest, and 2 police placards for under $500 (shipping not included).

Available to all Police, Fire, EMS with appropriate credentials.

Contact them directly at 855.349.4820 or email

#FirstSpear #LawEnforcement #thinblueline

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Catalog V11

Friday, July 8th, 2016

Like clockwork, FirstSpear issues a new catalog twice a year and while this latest version doesn’t have a lot of new items, it does add additional colors and gives FS a chance to catch up a little.

Download your copy HERE.

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Forager Cap

Friday, July 1st, 2016

The FirstSpear Forager Cap remains one of my favorite hats. This week, we’ll focus on it and tell you about some upcoming color options.


Available in Standard and Low Profile variants, the Standard Forager Cap features a slightly longer brim than other caps that gives extra shade. Yet, both versions have a preformed, foldable bill that makes it a snap to store flat in your pocket.


You’ll also notice that there are slits, called eyeglass channels, for the temple pieces of your eyepro designed to make sure your glasses won’t go anywhere when stored above the brim.


The unique back hook strap combines stretch as well as a great deal of mechanical adjustment thanks to the buckle and loops. The Forager is also lined with an ultra light weight mesh for ventilation and wicking.


The front of the cap has a light weight breathable low nap pile from Velcro that will let you place a FS Cell Tag, PVC Patch or other ID marking. Additionally, the front breathable panel is embroidered with the FS logo if you don’t want to wear a patch.


Currently offered in Black, Coyote and MultiCam. Now hear this; Manatee Grey and Ranger Green are now availble for preorder with shipping at the beginning of August. Sizing info is below.

In honor of Independence Day FS is offering FREE domestic ground shipping on your entire cart through the weekend.

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Operator Photo Contest

Friday, June 24th, 2016


For this week’s Friday Focus, FirstSpear is offering a chance for the SSD readers to get their hands on some genuine FirstSpear Design Prototypes, ranging from End user requests to truly one of a kind items, through the Operator Photo Contest.

Operator Photo Contest

1. All entries must include a FirstSpear item.
2. Item must be worn or interacted with by a live human
3. Must include a face FS can ‘Operator Blur’ i.e. they will blur/redact the faces.

Contest Judges include former Marines and other Active duty or Retired Service Members so theme your images accordingly, if you’re interested in winning. Include guns, your girlfriend, anything you think will increase your chances, you won’t offend anyone related to the contest. Extra points for down range images.

The contest deadline is July 8th. Email your entry to Winners will be announced shortly after.

Good luck!

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Arms Case

Friday, June 17th, 2016

This week we focus on an FS product that’s been around for awhile. Offered in both Carbine and Long Gun lengths, the FirstSpear Arms Case is a modular carriage and storage solution for your weapons. What’s more, these fit inside Storm cases for storage and transport.

FS Arms Case

Boasting haul loops on either end as well as a wrap around handle, the Arms Case also offers an external storage pocket with a Velcro panel for removable identification markings.

The carbine length Arms Case is 36″ and the long Gun variant is 43″. As you can see, the interior features 6/12 slots and the weapon tiedowns can be configured to accommodate a variety of weapons. Both will accept scoped weapons with standard 20 or 30 round magazines attached as well as a removable 6/12 Organizer Panel which allows you to configure the interior how you see fit. It attaches to the interior of the Arms Case via “G” Hooks and when removed, can be hung on a hook, nail or door knob while you reconfigure your kit. But for the Arms Case, modularity goes beyond just setting the interior up. In addition to managing your internal configuration, you can also integrate the entire Arms Case into many hard cases as a padded weapon insert in order to consolidate your gear and protect it for long haul transportation.

Zipper Detail

The Arms Case closes with a 3/4 zipper that allows you to open it flat.

Shoulder Strap

Additionally, it accepts an optional shoulder strap for ease of carry.

FS Shoulder Strap and 6/12™ Organizer Panel are sold separately. Shipping now in in Black and Coyote.


Carbine 36″ x 13″ (fits Storm case iM3100, not included)
Long Guns 43″ x 13″ (fits Storm Case iM3200, not included)

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Eurostatory

Friday, June 10th, 2016

FirstSpear will be exhibiting during next week’s Eurostatory with their French partner TR Equipement.

FirstSpear Friday Focus – FirstSpear / K2 Solutions Ergonomic Canine Vest

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

For this week’s Friday Focus, we’re taking a look at a collaborative product of FirstSpear and K2 Solutions: the ECV or Ergonomic Canine Vest.


After two years of internal research and development, K2 and FirstSpear are pleased to roll out the first product in their joint tactical canine line. The K2-FirstSpear Ergonomic Canine Vest was designed by K2’s military working dog Veterinarian to allow for uninhibited stride and shoulder movement. Within the working dog industry, canine vests are used to carry communication devices, GPS and surveillance systems, medical kits, battery packs, and more. Current vest and harness designs tend to be heavy and only focus on load bearing capacity and equipment requirements. However, the handler must account for the payload’s impact on the working dog’s musculoskeletal system, mental and physical health, and performance longevity to maximize mission success.


Current vests and harnesses mimic human backpacks, where the main stabilization elements place majority of the load burden on the shoulders and scapulae of the canine. However, the canine skeletal system lacks a collar bone, contrary to humans, making shoulder-bearing loads prohibitive for performance. A canine’s forearms are connected to their body by a girdle of muscle, soft tissue, and skin. Vests designed to place the load on the canine’s shoulders and scapulae are inherently flawed for canine use and drastically impede the full range of motion of the canine forelimb. This severely impacts performance, muscle and joint health, and can result in injury or premature degradation of the canine musculoskeletal system. Moreover, effective equipment weight distribution must account for the canine’s stride and weight shifting in multiple directions simultaneously during patrol.


The Ergonomic Canine Vest is equipped with FirstSpear’s proven patent pending ultra-light 6/12 technology that drastically reduces weight when compared to standard MOLLE style vests and is fully compatible with FirstSpear’s lightweight 6/12 pockets as well as legacy MOLLE style pockets. The 6/12 field extends the entire height and length of the lateral midline, providing you with maximum position options for custom integration of your mission-specific equipment and sensors. The incorporated “Y” strap on the chest also places the main stabilizing anchor of the vest mid-sternum, as opposed to on the forelimbs seen with competing vests. The firm but cushioned ventral padding rests securely on the thorax and the dorsal region is equipped with loop on the upper and lower surfaces to allow for integration of custom K2-FirstSpear tactical canine accessories.

The ECV is the first of many revolutionary new products FirstSpear and K2 have developed to better serve the warfighter and law enforcement officer. Look out for more professional canine and handler products in the coming months. Pre-order now with Summer 2016 delivery. – Ergonomic Canine Vest