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FirstSpear Range Day 2015 Video

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

FirstSpear Friday Focus – The Forager

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Last night I got my hands on a prototype cap from FirstSpear called the Forager. If you know your history, a forage cap was so named because it was worn while a Cavalryman foraged for feed for his horse. Over time, it was the common name for a cap worn in lieu of full dress hats, as in a field cap. To me, it’s a modernized patrol cap.


FirstSpear has been kicking this thing around for about six months but with so many projects in the works, hasn’t gotten around to finalizing it. The second I saw it, I wanted one. It has a very innovative design with interesting lines that are square up front but assume the curve of the head as it goes back. There are several other cool features. For instance, the bill can be folded to stuff in a pocket. Additionally, it has a large pile section in front for patches and slots for eyepro storage; front or rear.


The one-size-fits-most design has a miniature hook adjustment for size with just a little of stretch built into the band. The interior is lined with mesh for comfort and there are vents located around the sides of the Forager.


Made from Softshell material like used in the Squadron Smock, I’ve seen models in Coyote and MultiCam but I hear there are also a few in Black out there.


There is no release date for the Forager since it’s still a concept design but I thought it would be really cool to show you something that is in the works. Hopefully, FirstSpear agrees.

SHOT Show – FS Range Day – FS Vertical Envelopment Pack

Monday, January 19th, 2015


The new Vertical Envelopment Pack or VEP was developed to attach directly to an armor platform. It can easily be flipped from the rear to the front in order to access gear or to get it off your back such as when riding in a vehicle.


They’ve developed a couple of mag pouches that integrate into the pack as well. Look for a write up soon.

SHOT Show – FirstSpear Range Day

Monday, January 19th, 2015

The brands at this year’s FirstSpear Range Day are some of the best in the business; Wilcox Ind, Point Blank, Beyond, Aimpoint, Centerfire Ammunition, Oakley, SIG, Revac, Wounded Wear, Sinter Fire, Lamder, Tap Rack.





If you can’t make it, stop by the Point Blank booth # 11366 at SHOT Show to see the entire FirstSpear line.

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Catalog v8

Friday, January 16th, 2015

Behold! 80 pages of nylon goodness. Thanks to our relationship with FirstSpear, you are getting an exclusive first look at the V8 catalog before SHOT. It can be downloaded for FREE online and for those who would like the paper back version it is available on the website.

FS Catalog Cover

(Click on cover to view PDF)

My favorite new item is the Vertical Envelopment Pack.

For those going to SHOT swing by booth 11366 and pick up a printed version while supplies last.

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Point Blank Enterprises and FirstSpear at SHOT 2015

Friday, January 9th, 2015


At this year’s Shot Show, FirstSpear will be exhibiting on the main floor with soft armor partner, Point Blank Enterprises, in booth# 11366. FS will be showcasing more than 15 new products, utilizing the latest tactical equipment technology in conjunction with cutting-edge ballistic packages, “cold beverages” will be provided every show day at 1400.

FirstSpear Friday Focus – New FS Strandhögg Front Panels

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

In this week’s FirstSpear Friday Focus we are going to take a look at the new replacement front panels for the popular Strandhögg Plate Carrier which make it even more customizable than before. It’s important to mention right up front that there are two variants of the Strandhögg Plate Carrier; MBAV cut and SAPI cut. There are two new Front Panels so it’s important that you not only specify which style of Front Panel you want but also which type of armor you are using.


In addition to attaching via patented Tubes connectors, both styles continue to offer the same padding and ventilation features of the standard Strandhögg Plate Carrier. The photo below gives you a side view.


AK Front Panel

The first Front Panel for the Strandhögg Plate Carrier is the the AK Purpose Built model. Additionally, it will fit the FS AAC Plate Carrier. Built with the same padding and ventilation features found in its modular brother this front panel features sewn on pockets accommodating 3 single 30 round magazines for the AK47 or 74 series rifles, secured with elastic cord and FS Speed Tabs. A 6/12 modular pocket attachment field is found above the magazines for utilizing 6/12, 6/9 or MOLLE style pockets. This panel will be available for purchase 1 February 2015 for SPEAR/SAPI Cut Plates in sizes M, L & XL as well as the popular MBAV Cut in sizes S/M, L/XL & XXL in MultiCam, Coyote, Ranger Green, and Black.

Modular Wing Front Panel

The second Front Panel incorporates Modular Wings which give you some additional real estate for pouches on your vest. The panel incorporates a left and right wing with a 6/12 Pocket Attachment Field that allows you to select how you want to use the space back behind your Tubes/Cummerbund. Like the AK Panel, this version also integrates the padding and ventilation of the FS Strandhögg Plate Carrier. This panel will be available for purchase 1 February 2015 for SPEAR/SAPI Cut Plates in sizes S, M, L & XL as well as the popular MBAV Cut in sizes S/M, L/XL & XXL in MultiCam, Coyote, Ranger Green, and Black.

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Ragnar Pocket Series

Friday, December 26th, 2014

In this week’s Friday Focus we’ll take a better look at the Ragnar pocket series which we’ve briefly mentioned in past installments on different platform options such as cummerbunds. By their name you can tell that they were initially envisioned for use with the Ragnar armor vest, but that’s not all they’ll do.


So far, FirstSpear has introduced several of these pockets which are backed in loop material and attach via hook to various platforms. The pockets include Double and Single Carbine Stretch, Mini Admin and Patrol Radio.


You can see these pouches are highly adaptable to a wide variety of FirstSpear platforms.

Berry coming litany and offered in Black, Coyote, Ranger Green and MultiCam.

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Modular Fight Strap

Friday, December 19th, 2014

The subject of this week’s Friday Focus is the Modular Fight Strap. If you’re a fan of the Fight Strap line you’re going to love the Modular Fight Strap because unlike the various fixed pocket models, you get to set yours up anyway you like.


It’s quite versatile. Either side accepts FS 6/9 pockets and standard MOLLE Pockets as well as FS Ultralight 6/12 pockets on the nylon side and even Ragnar pockets on the body side.


Think of it as a preconfigured resupply, whether ammo, med supplies or other items. Basically, it’s a bandoleer. You can work directly from it on the range, toss it over your shoulder or, toss it to a buddy. It can even be used as an expedient chest rig.


Additionally, it can be staged for use within various packs and loadout bags.


FirstSpear Friday Focus – Overlap Cummerbund

Friday, December 12th, 2014

For this week’s FirstSpear Friday, we take a look at a brand new product: the Overlap Cummerbund.


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.


Main Features:

  • 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.
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    The Overlap Cummerbund is going to be offered immediately as an upgrade to existing FirstSpear carriers, such as the Strandhögg, and will offered in limited colors and quantities.