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FirstSpear Friday Focus – Siege-R Optimized

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Last week, we showed you FirstSpear’s Catalog No 7 for Summer 2014. One of the new items is a revamped version of the Siege-R. This optimized model (Siege-RO) was developed after collecting and analyzing three years worth of user feedback.

They’ve done several things to the design that improve its versatility and performance. For instance, they moved the plate pocket to the inside which offers a more streamlined exterior and allows the use of more plate sizes and shapes.

FS Siege R Enhanced

Additionally, the standard shoulder pads are now padded and fully adjustable, including two sets of Tubes in the front and back to support the enhanced MASS Shoulder System. The front and back plate pockets are now internal to the vest, making the system slimmer and better suited for confined and tubular spaces. The internal cummerbunbd is now removable for those who do not wish to use it all the time, and the exterior cummerbund is now enhanced in the back with the new FS High Performance Elastic Webbing. Finally, their quick drying airflow mesh is now utilized on the interior to reduce overall weight and shed water more quickly.

Available in Black, Coyote, Ranger Green and MultiCam sizes Small – Xlarge.

FirstSpear Friday Focus – S14 Catalog

Friday, July 11th, 2014

FirstSpear has just released their Summer 14 catalog. There aren’t a lot of new products but you’ll find the R37 Weapon Wrap we previewed yesterday to our Instagram followers as well as Fight Straps and carrying pouches for SMG magazines and a completely revamped SIEGE-R Optimized.

FS Catalog - S14

(Click on cover to download PDF)

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Independence Day Contest

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

FirstSpear Friday Focus on an Thursday? There’s a good reason for it! We decided to post a day early to give you ample time and opportunity to participate in the Independence Day contest set up by FirstSpear.

FirstSpear Contest

To enter, participants must take a photo wearing FirstSpear gear or apparel while they are celebrating Independence Day and upload it to Facebook or Instagram, tagging FirstSpear (#FirstSpear). The submission deadline is Monday, July 7th at 0900 CST. The winners will be announced Monday, July 7th at 2000 CST.

The prizes are as follows:

1st Place: ECP
2nd Place: Assaulters Gun Belt
3rd Place: “Just The Tip: T-Shirt

Good luck!

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Breakdown Transport Bag

Friday, June 6th, 2014

In this 20th edition of the weekly FirstSpear Friday Focus, we’ll take a look at the Breakdown Transport Bag.

FS Breakdown Transport Bag (3)

I really like the sleek lines of this bag. It will hold an AR style upper and lower and incorporates 6/12™ attachment points on one inside wall for MOLLE/PALS, 6/9™ or 6/12™ pockets. For transport, the Breakdown Transport Bag has sling attachment points and a carry handle as well as attachment points for optional ECP backpack straps.

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Retro-Fit Cummerbund Kit

Friday, May 30th, 2014

There are lots of folks out there who would like to integrate FirstSpear’s Tubes and 6/12 technology into their existing armor carriers. In this week’s Friday Focus we’ll show you a product that does just that; the Retro-Fit Cummerbund Kit.

FS Cummerbund Retrofit Kit - mounted

The 6/12 & TUBES Retro-Fit Kit is compatible with carriers that utilizes a traditional hook & loop flap system and rear MOLLE or cummerbund pass-through channel. The Cummerbund also accepts Soft Armor Inserts and 6×6 Hard Plates. Once in place, you don/doff the vest via the Tubes attachment to either side of the cummerbund. There is also a certain amount of size adjustment to the rear via the elastic cord. In addition to Tubes, you also get 6/12 which is not only backwards compatible with PALS but also accepts FirstSpear’s full line of 6/12 pouches.

Offered in Small/Medium or Large/Extra Large, in Black, Coyote, Khaki, Ranger Green and MultiCam.

FirstSpear is offering Free Domestic Ground + APO/FPO Shipping on your entire cart with purchase of retro-fit cummerbund.

In case you wondered what a typical day for the Diabolical Ronnie Fowlkes is like, check out this video that also happens to demonstrate just how tough the Tubes technology really is.

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Alligator Rapid Access System

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Although FirstSpear’s Alligator Rapid Access System debuted in the Summer 2013 catalog, we’ve never taken an in-depth look at it. This week’s Friday Focus does just that.

FS Friday Focus - Alligator Silent Closure

The Alligator Rapid Access System works as a one-handed silent closure system. Pouch contents can be accessed with a single tug of a gloved, mitted or naked hand. Additionally, it can be removed and replaced with a 1″ surface-mounted side release buckle, giving you one pocket with multiple options for access and security. It’s also streamlined and less likely to catchy on obstructions and it won’t break like traditional plastic buckles.

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Cell Tag Technology

Friday, May 16th, 2014

In this week’s FirstSpear Friday Focus the indomitable Ronnie Fowlkes gives us the lowdown on their Cell Tag Technology.

Precision laser cut from Cordura, the FirstSpear Cell tags can be backed with Glow-Tape, IR or a combination of the two. I can speak from experience. FirstSpear does a great job of working with you make sure your art looks right on the patch.

These are custom items. Orders usually take 2-3 weeks with a minimum order of 6. IR orders restricted to US Mil/Govt only.

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Skirmisher Firearms Training Bag

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Skirmisher - Main

The Skirmisher Firearms Training Bag is designed as a range pack and it’s a pretty awesome one at that. But, I bet you guys can think of a few other ways to use a bag with excellent compartmentalization options.

The Skirmisher can hold up to 3 full-sized handguns with or without lights as well as 1 AR-style rifle (broken down) and associated training gear such as ear/eye pro. Magazines, boxed ammunition and a top center bin for loose “top up” ammunition are all features of this pack. It can be transported backpack style, single strap style or carried from a continuous-length webbing handle. Padded in all key areas to protect lights, lasers and optics.

Available in Black, Coyote, Khaki, Ranger Green and MultiCam.

Skirmisher -  Color Options

Dimensions: 25″ X 13″ X 4″ – This will give you a good idea of how big that is.

Skirmisher -  Size

FirstSpear has also offered SSD readers a great deal. Buy any Skirmisher get a FREE “Other Girl” T-shirt with your order. Not shabby.

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Communications Packs

Friday, April 25th, 2014

In this week’s Friday Focus we’ll take a look at the FirstSpear Comms Packs.


Offered in two sizes, the packs are identical in features. The Medium sized model offers 980 cu in of capacity and the Large model is 1800 cu in capacity.


Based off of the popular Exigent Circumstance Pack, the Comm Pack offers a decidedly urban styling in order to help mask its true role. The zippered main compartment offers ample storage for a wide variety of communications devices or other equipment and the cable access ports are discreetly located. Inside, there’s a padded laptop sleeve and zippered mesh pocket.

The pack incorporates padded shoulder straps with QR buckles as well as a low profile, padded haul loop handle at the top of the pack. The mesh, padded back of the pack offers the distinctive FirstSpear logo stitched design but don’t worry, it’s going to be against your back while your wearing it. Each side of the pack features a mesh pocket for water bottles or other items. There is also an exterior, beavertail-style flap with dual zippered compartments for quick storage. Additionally, there is a flat zippered pocket at the front of the pack under the flap.


Berry Compliant and offered in Black, Blue/Silver, Ranger Green/Coyote and Ripstop Light Grey.


For a limited time get Free domestic ground + APO/FPO shipping on your entire cart when you purchase a Comm Pack.

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Padded Split Front Recce Rig, 6/12

Friday, April 18th, 2014

This week we are taking a look at the FirstSpear Recce Rig. I’ve got to say that I am a big fan of Chest rigs having used an Arktis Model 42 Rig while stationed in 3ID LRS back in the late 80s and later wearing an Eagle SF30 AK rig in Haiti in the mid-90s while on a SOT-A in 3rd Group. Something neither of those designs offered was modularity. The Padded Split Front Recce Rig, 6/12 moves the load from the waist up unto the chest on 6/9 body panels that ride left and right and accept PALS and 6/9 equipped pouches meaning you can completely customize your load.


The split-front front closes via two short TUBES attachments and incorporates a Velcro closure on the sides allowing you to stash needed items inside the body of the rig. The padded shoulder harness features a flat, H-style cross piece at the rear for comfort. The rear of the waist is held fast via a simple, 1″ webbing strap that is releasable and adjustable at either end.


Berry compliant and offered in Black, Coyote, Ranger Green and MultiCam.