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FirstSpear Friday Focus – VAS Soft Harness

Friday, February 5th, 2016


The VAS (Vision Augmentation System) Soft Harness is an adjustable harness which allows the wearer to comfortably mount a single or multi-tube NVD or other device when a helmet is not feasible or necessary. The VAS features an adjustable chin strap with positive lock hardware, which is coupled with a TW Cam-Fit system with Boa dial. Also included with the VAS are key spots for cable management, as well as attachment fields for IFF and the FS Helmet Cover Battery Pack.


The VAS Soft Harness is available in Black, Coyote, and MultiCam, sizes Small/Medium and Large/Extra Large. – VAS Soft Harness

FirstSpear Friday Focus – FirstSpear Belt Systems

Friday, January 29th, 2016


For this week’s Friday Focus, we’re taking a look at three new additions to FirstSpear’s line of belt systems: the Base Belt, Tac Belt, and Lanyard V-Ring. These three systems are made with the same high quality materials and finish as all FirstSpear products, and integrate well with each other as well as existing FirstSpear belt systems.


Base Belt

The FS Base Belt is a low volume belt intended for everyday use. Constructed with a high nap Velcro pile exterior and a pliable webbing base, the Base Belt can be used in conjunction with the FS Tac Belt and/or the FS Slimline 6/12 AGB Sleeve. The Base Belt also features a pass-through-back-onto-istelf-buckle.

Available in Black, Coyote, and MultiCam. – Base Belt


Tac Belt

The FS Tac Belt is designed so that it can be worn with the Base Belt and/or the Slimline AGB 6/12 sleeve. It is less stiff than the AGB and features additional security loops. Additional points on the Tac Belt accommodate the integration of the V-Ring Lanyard.

Available in Black, Coyote, and MutiCam. – Tac Belt


Tac Belt Lanyard V-Ring

The Lanyard V-Ring is designed to be integrated to the Tac Belt, or the AGB, for a security attachment point. Overall performance standard and weight bearing maximum is, according to FirstSpear, up to the user to define.

Available in Black and Coyote. – Tac Belt Lanyard V-Ring

Check out the video below which serves as an overview for the belt products featured in this week’s Friday Focus:

FirstSpear Friday Focus – FirstSpear V10 Catalog

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

FirstSpear V10

Out just in time for SHOT Show, FirstSpear has released the 10th edition of their product catalog. You can read it by clicking the image above.

SHOT Show – FirstSpear VAS Soft Harness 

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

FirstSpear has introduced a Soft Harness for Visual Augmentation Systems (NVGs).  It features an adjustable chinstrap with Team Wendy’s dial at the rear as well as a Wilcox shroud.  

I really like the padding at the brown and the skull cap for the rear of the head to keep it in place.

Safariland Announces Technology Sharing Agreement with FirstSpear

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

ONTARIO, California – The Safariland Group today announced a new agreement with FirstSpear™, a manufacturer of exceptional tactical equipment for elite military and law enforcement units, to integrate FirstSpear technology into tactical vests and carriers for the Safariland® Armor collection and Protech® Tactical armor.

The licensing agreement between these two industry-leading armor companies encompasses key technologies such as the FirstSpear Tubes™ and the 6/12™ and 6/9™ pocket attachment systems.

FirstSpear Tubes: These tubes innovate the armor carrier closure system with enhanced solutions for donning and doffing tactical body armor. Manufactured from lightweight, high-performance polymers, the tubes exceed the strength of other molded fasteners currently used on operational gear. This allows field teams to progress beyond cables to the tube system that augments performance and minimizes weight.

FirstSpear 6/12 Pocket Attachment System: The 6/12 is an all-new, design-engineered pocket attachment system that reduces weight by up to 50 percent, is backward compatible with MOLLE and PALS standards and forward compatible with FirstSpear’s ultra-lightweight pockets. From adhesive heat-set backing to laser cut precision attachment points, this system meets the need for modular, lightweight load-carriage platforms and pockets.

FirstSpear 6/12 Modular Pocket Technology: Building on the 6/12 Pocket Attachment System, this companion modular pocket technology condenses weight by more than 40 percent without sacrificing performance.

FirstSpear 6/9 Modular Pocket Technology: The pocket technology developed for the 6/9 is a transitional attachment choice between the traditional MOLLE/PALS system and 6/12 platforms. With pockets that mount closer to the body and conform tighter to the platform, 6/9 offers significant weight reduction from other pockets, offers flexible attachment straps and is compatible with legacy platforms.

“We are extremely excited about this agreement with FirstSpear, advancing our arsenal of technology invested in tactical body armor to be the best available,” said Todd Mackler, Vice President, Armor for The Safariland Group. “Through this partnership, Safariland continues to revolutionize the body armor market with the tactical operator’s safety and comfort in mind.”

This technology sharing agreement with FirstSpear demonstrates Safariland’s commitment to the mantra that, “Together, We Save Lives.”

Ronnie Fowlkes, VP Business Development for FirstSpear stated, “FirstSpear is dedicated to enhancing the capabilities of the professional user, and this agreement will provide flexibility and increased access to proven technologies that have become the standard for those who demand the most from their equipment.”

These new technologies will be on display at SHOT Show, January 19-22 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Visit booth #12762 to further explore The Safariland Group’s latest products.

FirstSpear Range Day – FirstSpear Modular Travel Bag System

Monday, January 18th, 2016

The new Modular Travel Bag System from FirstSpear uses the the Rolling Bag Frame.  There are a couple of components available of various sizes and they can be combined to offer a custom luggage solution. The bags slide over the frame and connect to one another via Tubes.  Available in Black, Coyote, Ranger Green, Manatee Grey and Blue.

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Discrete Operations Vest (DOV)

Friday, January 15th, 2016


For this week’s Friday Focus, we’re taking a look at the Discrete Operations Vest. Extremely light weight and low volume, the FS Discrete Operations Vest, or DOV, is built as modular augmentation to products like the NOC or the Slick, and it can be used on its own as well.


The DOV features stretch hooks which seamlessly integrate onto the FS Line 1 Belt, as well as elastic loops above the stretch hooks that the Line 1 belt can be fed through.


The DOV is adjustable via a rear mounted high-stretch cummerbund. Wide elastic shoulder straps offer comfort and a stable opposed fit with the front. The two front panels of the DOV are designed to accept the range of FS Ragnar Pockets. Additionally, the DOV features positions tabs which facilitate the management of PTTís, Cable and spoon deployed ordnance as well as antennae management.

FirstSpear Friday Focus – OEM Partner Series – Triad Tactical Inc.

Friday, January 8th, 2016


For this week’s Friday Focus, we’re continuing the OEM Partner Series by taking a look at Triad Tactical Inc. Triad Tactical Inc was started in 2002 by Steve Sheldon. “I was on a full-time SWAT team in the Kansas City area and was spending a fortune on gear. Starting Triad was a way to save myself some money on equipment, and I thought it might be possible to turn it into a “legitimate” business. After 20 years, I left the department during the summer of 2015 and now run Triad full time.”

Why did you choose American Made?

Failed zippers on imported products with a one year warranty sealed the deal for us to have products made in the USA. The products do cost more, but the materials and sewing is much better. Our company motto is “Buy Once, Cry Once.” This means spend a little more up front on quality products so they will be durable and high quality.

Why did Triad choose FirstSpear manufacturing?

I had worked with 4-5 smaller companies over the years and always had lead time and capacity issues with them. I had worked with several of the FS staff while they were at Eagle so when FirstSpear started it was an easy switch to them.

Take a look at three of the products that FirstSpear manufactures for Triad Tactical.

Triad Tapered Rear Bag


Triad Padded Rifle Sling


Triad Stock Pack