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FirstSpear Friday Focus – Beat Up Plate Carrier

Friday, March 20th, 2015

This week we feature a FirstSpear original. The Beat Up is a plate carrier that was one of the first armor platforms produced when the company launched. A government agency overrun has allowed them to close out a limited stock of Medium and Large SAPI cut Beat Ups (Ranger Green only).


This is a great opportunity to grab a full featured carrier or replace an old one at a very low cost. These are not seconds and are fresh off the floor and still come with the FirstSpear lifetime warranty in materials and craftsmanship.

With a name borrowed from the lexicon of the elite Long Range Desert Group (LRDG) of World War II, a “Beat Up” was considered to be a raid, ambush or direct action of the type that group favored and this PC is developed for just that sort of operation. The Beat Up is lightweight and integrated with all appropriate functions that reflect input from Professional Users, the experience of the FirstSpear Design Team and the very best in modern materials technology.

The Beat Up features full comfort padding and ventilation on the front and back body just like the Strandhögg. Includes full cummerbund that accepts 6×6 side plates, Drag handle, fully adjustable shoulder straps, and FirstSpear design and quality craftsmanship you can trust. Fits Hard Armor plates cut to SAPI in the corresponding size, ie. Medium Plate fits a Medium Plate Carrier.


The Beat Up retails at $349.98 now available while supplies last for $149.99 AND they are offering Free Domestic Ground Shipping (APO/FPO/DPO) with purchase of the Beat Up (Ranger Green only).

FirstSpear Friday Focus – FirstSpear Logo PVC Patches

Friday, March 13th, 2015

FirstSpear PVC Patches 

 For this week’s Friday Focus, we’re featuring FirstSpear’s Logo PVC Patches. As the name suggests, these patches are PVC, and feature Velcro backing. Available in Black, Coyote, and Green and Tan. You know you want one.  Here’s your chance. – PVC Logo Patches

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Field Ruck

Friday, March 6th, 2015

After calls for a more streamlined field oriented pack, FirstSpear developed the Field Ruck which offers more than 2000 cu in of carrying capacity. This week, we’ll take a look at this new pack which is an adaptation of the HOTEL 23, one of FirstSpear’s original products.


For one thing, They stripped all of the PALS webbing found on the HOTEL 23 the pack.  On the Field Ruck, the side slots, which FS calls “wings”, accept tripods or other items such as trekking poles, antennas, probes, etc. Additional side carriage of gear such as rockets is facilitated by the 1.5″ compression straps. The buckles are large enough to find in the dark and can be manipulated in the cold, even while wearing gloves or mittens. The 6/12 compatible waist belt can also be removed when not needed in order to further streamline the ruck.  Additionally, inside the bag, divider walls provide organization for the main compartment. These dividers can be pushed out of the way to maximize storage compartment space.

I really like the roll top closure at the top of the ruck’s bag. An extension skirt on the top of the main compartment can be rolled and secured with a side release buckle. This gives you a little extra carrying room. Additionally, there is a zippered opening at the top for quick access.

The Field Ruck’s bottom incorporates drainage holes.


The shoulder strap quick release is easy to manipulate and should be familiar to military users.


The lid can be removed and used on its own if needed.


Offered in Black, Coyote, Ranger Green and MultiCam.

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Contractor Bag and Rolling Frame

Friday, February 27th, 2015

I saw the new FirstSpear Contractor Bag and Rolling Frame at SHOT Show. Generally, companies are want to take this project on due to cost but enough of their customers asked for one that they decided to work out the frame side of things. Building a good bag isn’t the issue for a company like FirstSpear, it’s putting together a frame that balances weight and durability that can be the challenge.


FirstSpear did it by engineering a lighter, more durable rolling frame by taking advantage of advanced design in both tubing and material structure to drop some weight and maintain or increase strength in key areas.


This system features top loading through a generous zipper closed portal and has reinforced secured handles that can be used to offset the pull of the bag behind you so as not to clip your heels or for those times when you find yourself pulling two. If needed, the bag can be removed from the frame for cleaning and repair.


Available in Black, Rust and Manatee Grey so you won’t stick out like the proverbial sore thumb during travel.

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Deceptor

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Deceptor money shot

This week, we are checking out the FirstSpear Deceptor. Designed to conceal Rifle Velocity Protective Plates it will discretely hold a pair of plates and, if desired, two 6”X6” Rifle Side Plates. Additionally, pockets from the Ragnar Series can be quickly attached to the front or the back of the carrier as well.

It’s optimized for plates in the 2.2 to 4.5 pound size medium weight range which are .75” or thinner. For larger, thicker or heavier plates, FS recommends you consider a different carrying solution. This carrier comes with stretch and non-stretch shoulder straps to accommodate user comfort preference.


The Deceptor is becoming quite popular at the Federal level and has basically split down the middle on users who prefer Stretch vs. Static Shoulder Straps. FS speculates that a lot of that preference is shaped by the plate used and whether or not there is an external load (Ragnar Pockets) being utilized on the Carrier.

FS has a range of soft armor inserts cut in plate shapes as well as their UC Special Threat Plate that will fit the Deceptor. The soft armor cummerbund of the popular NOC will fit onto this carrier as well.

Available in Black or Coyote, sizes Small through XLarge.

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Tactical Dress Belt

Friday, February 13th, 2015

We’ve mentioned the FirstSpear Tactical Dress Belt in the past but the photos to show what was going on weren’t available at the time. Plus, now we’ve got access to a video which explains the belt.

FS Tactical Dress Belt

Although the Tactical Dress Belt is way cooler than a mullet, it shares the same defining principle; business up front and party in the back. It was designed by a Law Enforcement and Personal Security Professional to allow you to look like a mild mannered businessman as you go about your duties, but when the defecation hits the oscillation, gives you a comfortable and stable platform for your sidearm as well as other essential items such as ammo and comms. That’s because you thread your belt through the 6/12 compatible channels.

This video gives you a great idea of what is going on.

Available in Black, one-size-fits-most.

Sneak Peek – Hill People Gear Windcheater

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015


As many of you know, FirstSpear is the OEM for Hill People Gear. They are planning to co-brand a more civilians zed version of the new FS windcheater.

Full details on the project, as they emerge, are available at

FirstSpear Friday Focus – SSV Belt Holster Weapon Light Options

Friday, February 6th, 2015


FirstSpear has expanded the SSV Belt Holster line to accommodate most standard pistols fitted with Surefire X/400 and X/300 (both the Standard and Ultra version). Additionally, they cover the Streamlight TLR-1 and TLR-2 in the SSV Mounted Light Pistol Holster line-up.

Now available and ready for shipping within 5-10 business days are the following options.

-Sig 229 with integrated rail + X400/U, X300/U, TLR1, TLR2
-Sig 226 with integrated rail + X400/U, X300/U, TLR1, TLR2
-Glock 19/23 X400/U, X300/U, TLR1, TLR2
-Glock 17/22 X400/U, X300/U, TLR1, TLR2
-Beretta M9 with integrated rail + X400/U, X300/U, TLR1, TLR2
-HK45CT Accommodates Barrel With and Without Suppressor Thread Protector X400/U, X300/U, TLR1, TLR2 * Also available for CTC CMR-205
-S&W M&P Duty 9/40 X400/U, X300/U, TLR1, TLR2
-S&W M&P Compact 9/40 X400/U, X300/U, TLR1, TLR2
-1911-1 (STI, Nighthawk, Wilson, & Sig Sauer & Caspian) integrated rail frame + X400/U, X300/U, TLR1, TLR2
-1911-2 (Colt, Springfield Armory, & Kimber) integrated rail frame + X400/U, X300/U, TLR1, TLR2
-1911-3 (Colt M45A1 CQBP MARSOC) X400/U, X300/U, TLR1, TLR2

Available in Ranger Green, Coyote, Black, MultiCam and for qualified customers, AOR1 and AOR2. – SSV Pistol Holster

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Adaptive Cummerbund

Friday, January 30th, 2015


The Adaptive Cummerbund is the next step in the FirstSpear system approach. Up to now, you’ve been able to exchange front panels for several carriers. Now, you can take full advantage of their Tubes technology. Tubes are located at both front and rear of the cummerbund meaning you can easily swap them out, as well as front and rear panels.


It is currently available in the “land” style with loop Velcro on the body side for Ragnar pockets, as well as a TFSS maritime flotation cummerbund specifically designed for combat swimmers, and/or maritime airborne operations personnel.


The TFSS cummerbund has been designed and tested for use during egress from a submerged structure of any type, providing 45lbs of positive flotation in seawater at a depth of 33 ft, 57lbs of positive flotation at a depth of 15 ft and 80lbs of flotation on the surface, allowing the wearer a maximum load-out of equipment.


Soft Armor Ballistic Inserts complying with NIJ Category IIIA.06 or specific Military Specification requirements are available from FirstSpear for an additional fee.

This video will bring it all together.

These Adaptive Cummerbunds are just the beginning. Look for FIrstSpear to add purpose built sections for the Adaptive Cummerbund as well as integration of other mission essential elements.

Available in Black, Ranger Green, Multicam, and Coyote

FirstSpear Range Day 2015 Video

Friday, January 23rd, 2015