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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.

    We Stand With FirstSpear In Support Of The Intelligence Community

    Wednesday, December 10th, 2014


    SSD’s Minister of Propaganda is a former member of the IC and we back FirstSpear’s sentiment regarding the IC. It’s a dirty job but someone’s got to do it.

    FirstSpear Black Friday Focus

    Friday, November 28th, 2014


    FirstSpear Offering Carrier + Ballistic Plate Sets

    Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

    Due to recent demand for armor carriers complete with plates, FirstSpear has launched a new Military/Law Enforcement-only section that currently features First On and Strandhögg armored carriers paired with FirstSpear Ballistic Plates.


    I am a big fan of the First On which was developed as a low cost carrier for Active Shooter Response. These days, every law enforcement officer wears soft armor. The First On carries your hard plates as well as rudimentary gear such as ammunition and first aid items. During an Active shooter call or when entering a known hostile environment the First On can be rapidly thrown over your duty soft armor. It incorporates FS TUBES as closures which facilitate rapid donning and doffing. Finally, the First On features Velcro fields for identification.

    FS_FirstOn_back and side

    The new First Ons are currently available in Black and Coyote. By popular demand, FS is now offering the First On with a Med Pouch and your choice of a FirstSpear standalone Level III or IV ballistic plates (set of two).


    For those looking for a more feature rich carrier, I’d suggest you check out the Strandhögg which incorporates comfort padding and 6/12 mounting technology. It is compatible with both legacy MOLLE pouches as well as the FS line of 6/12 pouches which allows you to have more control of load configuration. Strandhöggs are available in Black, Coyote, Ranger Green, and Multicam.


    FirstSpear Ballistic Plate Offerings with First On and Strandhögg

    Blitz: Level IV Standalone – NIJ Standard 0101.06
    - light AP protection (5.56x45mm-M855)
    - advanced ceramic/composite design
    - multi shot rated
    -9lbs per plate

    Patrol: Level III Standalone – NIJ Standard 0101.06
    -100% polyethylene
    -Neutrally buoyant
    -multi shot rated

    Available immediately to Government, Law Enforcement, and Military only.

    FirstSpear Friday Focus – Roo Panel

    Friday, November 14th, 2014

    In this week’s FirstSpear Friday Focus we begin to take a look at completely new products. This time it’s the Roo Panel.


    The FirstSpear Roo Panel integrates not only to FS 6/12 carriers but also many other Armor Carriers that feature PALS sections at the front of the vest. In the case that you use the Roo with a non-FS vest, it allows you to use 6/12 pouches. It’s a great way to they started before you make the full transition to a FS 6/12 carrier.

    Additionally, the envelope design can be accessed for Map Info Card or other flat storage. You can also use it with specific pockets from the Ragnar Series. Finally, The exterior has a full 6/12 mounting field the user can configure with a variety of pockets.

    FirstSpear Friday Focus – The THUG

    Friday, November 7th, 2014

    No, the THUG isn’t another name for Ronnie Fowlkes, it’s a 6/12 compatible Tactical Augmentation Panel for FirstSpear armor carriers. In this week’s Friday Focus we’ll take a look at FirstSpear’s THUG and show you what its all about.


    It’s pretty cool. Oftentimes, guys will find themselves operating in vehicles or scenarios where they can’t wear a fully kitted out armor carrier. That’s where the THUG comes in. You can configure the THUG for any number of loads and store it in a bag or hang it up via G-Hooks. Then, when you need it, you can quickly attach it to your armor carrier using those G-Hooks at the rear and Tubes up front. It still allows use of the Tubes for rapid donning and doffing and, it can folded in half for center wear on your carrier.


    Made in USA and offered in Black, Coyote, Ranger Green and MultiCam.

    Enjoy This Halloween Weekend With Free Domestic Shipping From FirstSpear

    Friday, October 31st, 2014


    FirstSpear Friday Focus – Mk 32 Punisher Pack

    Friday, October 24th, 2014

    This week’s Friday Focus looks at a very specialized product from FirstSpear, the Punisher Pack. Designed to carry the 40mm Mk 32 MGL issued to the Marines and SOCOM.


    As you can see, in addition to the 6/12 platform technology, you can carry a rifle or shotgun down the side of the pack. FirstSpear makes a 6/12 SixPack 40mm grenade holder that will keep you covered for reloads.


    Available in Black, Coyote, Ranger Green and MultiCam.

    Punisher Pack

    FirstSpear Friday Focus – Tactical Hand-Warmer

    Friday, October 17th, 2014

    It’s already cold many places in America so it’s about time we show you FirstSpear’s Tactical Hand-Warmer. It’s is one of those things you wish you’d had with you, when you don’t. The Tactical Hand-Warmer is essentially a fleece lined tube that can be attached several ways to you and your kit to keep it handy.


    It can be attached directly to your platform or worn on its own with a strap that stows inside of itself.

    The cuffs allow you to tighten it around your wrists or to close it up if you are storing something you need to keep warm such as NODs.


    Additionally, it incorporates a built-in stuff sack so you can stow it away when not needed. Finally, it features pockets to hold hand warmers or other essential items.


    Tell you what, just watch the video and it will give you a good idea of what is going on.

    Available in Black, Coyote, Khaki (not shown), Ranger Green and MultiCam.


    AUSA – FirstSpear Demonstrates Equipment with Protective Products Enterprises

    Monday, October 13th, 2014

    Pointblank (Protective Products Enterprises) has a guest in their booth. FirstSpear and Pointblank have entered into an exclusive agreement where FS is only offering PPE armor products in their vests including the new FBI package.


    There’s been a lot of interest here at AUSA in the NOC, a low profile soft armorer solution we wrote about earlier this year. The NOC is scalable and offers up to 36 sizes with interchangeable front and rear panels as well as cummerbunds. Interestingly, FS has found that they can fit the 5th – 95th percentile wearer with as few as 9 sizes.