Posts Tagged ‘FirstSpear’
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.