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FirstSpear Friday Focus – Line One Belts Now Available in Rich Mohagony

Friday, October 21st, 2016

The Line Belt from FirstSpear has been around for several years, but they’ve just introduced a new color, Rich Mohogany to blend in with more wardrobes.

Borrowing its name from an old NSW term for first level of clothing or gear, the Line One Belt has amazing tactical performance that maintains the high level of comfort and mobility usually associated with leather. Made from BioThane, a Urethane covered Nylon, which provides superior strength and weather-resistance, this belt won’t crack, peel, or become stiff in frigid temperatures. Specially tempered, non-slip coating eliminates “break-in” time and allows for flex like leather, yet it is impervious to sweat and water and will not stretch or lose its original shape.

Naturally, they are also still available in Coyote and Black, all with the new Cerakote buckle.

Protech Tactical Debuts First Tactical Carrier With FirstSpear Technology

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016


Popular Shift 360 Plate Rack System now available with expanded options

Jacksonville, Fla. – Safariland, a recognized leader in the tactical armor market, today announced the release of the PROTECH® Tactical Shift 360™ Scalable Plate Rack System as its first platform to encompass the FirstSpear® Tubes™ closure system.

Utilizing advanced technologies from industry-leading armor brands, PROTECH Tactical and FirstSpear, the Shift 360 plate rack is a high-speed carrier system representing PROTECH Tactical’s fastest and most dynamic scalable plate rack offering. The system starts as a basic plate rack carrier with the ability to transition into a fully loaded tactical system for a multitude of mission specifications.

FirstSpear Tubes modernize the armor carrier closure system, enhancing the ease of donning and doffing the Shift 360 carrier with a quick up or down single hand function. The simple motion for attaching or detaching the system capitalizes on the user’s muscle memory, ideal for stressful or high-speed scenarios. This lightweight closure system ensures the cummerbund is always positioned in the same location, which is vital for proper ballistic coverage, and mitigates the risk of misalignment and incorrect attachment.

“The Shift 360 meets the requirements of patrol and tactical law enforcement officers who need to transition from routine activities to high-threat situations in a matter of seconds,” said Director of Tactical Armor Brian Santimauro. “Facing increased occurrences of scenarios evolving into active shooter, hostage or terrorist situations, law enforcement officers can have confidence that the Shift 360 will outfit them for any situation.”

“The Shift 360 system was put to the test with a variety of law enforcement teams, providing PROTECH Tactical with vital feedback to make it one of the most sought after scalable plate racks on the market,” added Santimauro. Beyond the FirstSpear technology, the Shift 360 plate rack incorporates other recently updated design elements, which elevate the functionality of the system, such as a cummerbund attachment, ballistics insertions and reinforced support. The Shift 360 AWS is available with all three closure system options – FirstSpear Tubes, single-point Quick-Release, and Velcro® closure.

“Protective technology is in our name,” said Todd Mackler, vice president of Armor. “This isn’t restricted to the ballistics and hard armor components that are inserted into our carriers. It also pertains to the carriers themselves with efficient designs and detailed components that we test, evaluate and integrate into our systems.”

Safariland introduced a new a-la-carte ordering system for 2016, which allows teams and individual users to configure the Shift 360 plate rack to meet their specific needs, including a full array of ballistic and non-ballistic accessory garments. The PROTECH Tactical Shift 360 is available for ordering with Type II and IIIA ballistic packages, as well as color options based on the load-bearing configuration. Integrated FirstSpear 6/12™ Platform & Pocket Technologies and Traditional Modular Webbing are due out at the end of 2016. More information on the Shift 360 Scalable Plate Rack system is available here:

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Manatee Grey Cell Tags

Friday, October 14th, 2016

We just found out that FirstSpear’s ever popular, patented Cell Tags are now available in Manatee Grey. That inclides alpha numeric cell tags with glow+IR options, fabric backed cell tags, and all Flags.

You’re also getting a first look on a few new styles of Cell Tags: Fabric Backed US Flags, and FS Spear IFF in a fabric backed or IR version for LE / Govt use only.

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Comms Pack Available In Grey

Friday, October 7th, 2016

This week, we take another look at the Comm Pack as the ripstop Grey is back in stock. Now, you can be the Grey RTO.

The FS Communications Pack is available in two sizes with both 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.

The Comms Pack is available in Black, Blue/Silver, Ranger Green/Coyote and the Ripstop Light Grey featured here.

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First-Spear is also offering a BOGO on their Bamboo Shirts which are oh so comfortable. Buy any Bamboo Shirt and get a second half off.

FirstSpear Friday Focus – OEM Partner Series – SureFire

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Occassionally, we use the FirstSpear Friday Focus to highlight one of their OEM partners. This is one of those occassions, and this week we are looking at the work FS does for SureFire.

For quite awhile I’ve known that FirstSpear manufactured the SureFire High Capacity Magazine Pouches but what I didn’t realize is how long the two brands have been working together. They’ve been cooperating steadily since 2011.

Why did SureFire ultimately go with FirstSpear manufacturing?
First and foremost, we chose FirstSpear due to the high quality of product they produce. FirstSpear constantly innovates, and never cuts corners, which are attributes we at SureFire relate to closely. Additionally, their fast pace of manufacturing and competitive pricing made the decision easy. We feel the collaboration between SureFire and FirstSpear works well, as both companies simply want to build the best products possible for our customers and warfighters.

Why is it important that the Suppressor Pouches were “Made in the USA”?
SureFire SOCOM suppressor pouches need to be “Made in the USA” due to The Berry Amendment. We are required to comply with The Berry Amendment to be eligible for certain government contracts, specifically the SOCOM contract we currently hold. The Berry Amendment is a statutory requirement that restricts the Department of Defense (DoD) from using funds appropriated or otherwise available to DoD for procurement of food, clothing, fabrics, fibers, yarns, other made-up textiles, and hand or measuring tools that are not grown, reprocessed, reused, or produced in the United States.

Interestingly, FS also provides the headbands for the Maximus Head Lamp.

While the SSV line of holsters isn’t manufactured for SureFire, FS does offer models compatible with the X300 series weapon lights. Soon, they’ll be introducing versions which will accept the SureFire XC1.


FirstSpear Friday Focus – Patrol Radio Pouch

Friday, September 16th, 2016

This week’s focus is a pretty straight forward design. The Patrol Radio Pouch was designed around the MT and XTS family of Motorola radios, but will accommodate most public safety styled radios, with or without shoulder mic attachment.  It’s offered with 6/9 or 6/12 attachment systems in Ranger Green, MultiCam, Coyote and Black.

FS would also like to kick off an End of Summer promo. Spend $100 or more on and get a free FS skull t-shirt.

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Tactical Patrolling Harness

Friday, September 9th, 2016


For this week’s Friday Focus, we’re taking a look at the Tactical Patrolling Harness. The Tactical Patrolling Harness is based on FirstSpear’s Patrolling Suspenders, and provides users with a lightweight load-carrying option as it utilizes the 6/12 pocket attachment system.

The Tactical patrolling Harness is available in the following colors: Black, Coyote, MultiCam, and Ranger Green. Sizes Small/Medium and Large/Extra Large. – Tactical Patrolling Harness 6/12


Additionally, the MOLLE variant of the Tactical Patrolling Harness is a discontinued item, and all current stock is going for 50% off list price. – Tactical Patrolling Harness MOLLE

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Fight Strap

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

I really like the FirstSpear Fight Strap. Its utility became immediately evident when I saw a friend storing a fully loaded Fight Strap in his rifle bag. It was a very low profile, yet fully functional way to carry magazines and it fit perfectly when kept right with the rifle. If he had to just grab one bag, he would have everything he needed right there.

Granted, the Fight Strap is more bandoleer than chest rig, with its single shoulder and waist straps, but it will do in a pinch and is a great way to resupply others who don’t necessarily have dedicated load carrying systems. I’ve even gotten to where I keep one in a rifle case as well; just in case.

The Fight Strap is also designed to be used as a dedicated component in several of FirstSpear’s storage and transport bags.


Fight Straps are available in a wide range of magazine options, including: 5.56, 7.62, AK-47, MP5, UMP, P90 as well as a modular model you can configure any way you wish. In fact, the Modular version has been pretty popular with units, departments, and agencies.

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


Order one this weekend and get a FREE FirstSpear Logo Hat.