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FirstSpear Friday Focus – STASH, Collapsible Water Bottle

Friday, April 20th, 2018


Take a look at the STASH – 750ml collapsible water bottle from Hydrapak. BPA and PVC free, extra strong abrasion resistant material is the same used in the 1-3L hydration reservoirs also available from FS. Quickly open and fill up on the go and store away in a pack or pocket when empty. Available in two color options in-stock and shipping today from FirstSpear.



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 – 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 – Operator Glove Sneak Peek

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

The FirstSpear “OG” is a 100% US Manufactured Shooting Glove, selected by a US Special Operations Command element as issued handwear.


Utilizing a unique core spun nylon US Merino Wool sourced directly from Open Range LLC and FS High Dexterity Leather (FS-HDL) with Touch Screen Compatible Thumb and Trigger Finger the OG gives inherent “No Melt No Drip” protection in addition to the natural anti-microbial properties of Wool. The design of the glove features an almost effortless flex that makes for comfortable grip during long shooting sessions. The OG puts protection where the SF Shooter needs it and keeps the overall function light and flexible. The FS-HDL is a Goat Skin, textured to provide enhanced grip during the tanning process this goat impregnated with carbon that aids in not only shedding water but once water saturation has happened keeps the gloves soft and flexible after they dry.

For the FS-OG, the US Merino is spun around a nylon core. In this manner, the glove is a low luster product with the next to skin comfort Merino Wool while still retaining burst strength of the nylon. This material will not shine or reflect in the field even when wet. During field trials with Army SF it was found that the initial Black dyed wool used in the test sample OG’s was too hot in the Summer Sun. For this reason FS and Open Range developed three color formulations specific to this new fabric. The first FS-Commando is a light greenish hue and has FS-HDL dyed to match it, the second FS-Sand is close to light Coyote Pantone 80132 with its own matching FS-HDL and finally FS-Manatee Grey which has not yet received a NSN assignment.

With production under way, delivery of the first FS-OG’s is beginning in late March.

Within its Commercial “Hands On” Product Line, FirstSpear will still be stocking its Non-Berry: Operator Inner Glove (OIG) and Operator Contact Glove (OCG) both of which have several of the OG’s features but in two different weights (OIG is slightly lighter and OCG is slightly heavier) however the Berry Compliant OG will also be in stocking inventory to support growing SOF & DoD needs.


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.