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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.


FirstSpear Friday Focus – Short Incursion Chest Rig 6/12

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Back in 2011 we discussed the FirstSpear Short Incursion Chest Rig or SICR when it first debuted as a MOLLE compatible product. In this week’s Friday Focus, we’ll show you the updated version that incorporates 6/12 technology as well as a kangaroo-style pouch on the body side which also allows the user to access the inside of both 6/12 panels. The laser cut details make it even more lightweight than the original and yet it still accepts PALS equipped pouches.


In teh gallery below you can see several features including the low-profile, cross over shoulder straps, G-hook attachment for the waist strap and kangaroo-style opening into the SICR.

Available in Ranger Green, Coyote, MultiCam and Black.


FirstSpear Friday Focus – R37 Rifle Wrap

Friday, October 3rd, 2014


Each week we focus on a different FirstSpear product and I’ve been wanting to share the R37 Rifle Wrap but we needed the right combination of photos and video to really show you what was up with it. Looks like the AV club at FS really came through this time.


It does so much; shooting mat, weapons case, drag bag.


Its exterior incorporates attachment points for 3D camouflage to aid in signature disruption and a reinforced webbing attachment point for drag and haul straps located at the forward taper of the wraps exterior.


The R37 can be transported by the FS 2” Standard Break-Away Sling, ECP Shoulder Straps or our Padded Speed Bag Shoulder Straps.

The Rifle Wrap can transport long-guns or carbines with a simple folding procedure.



When laid out flat the R37 is a comfortable pad to shoot from and two 6/12 pocket attachment fields provide area for optional pockets to store Binos, Wind Gauges and other essential items of target engagement.



The FirstSpear Exigent Circumstance Pack can be attached to the outside of the Rifle Wrap to give you some sustainment capability.


There are a lot of cool features in this design but the Tubes on the handles make it very adaptable for different weapons because you can alter the balance point. In addition to the different length configurations, you need to know that it is sized to fit into a variety of hard sided weapons storage cases. The ECP can also be attached to the exterior of the R37 during transport (ideally when your wearing the R37 as a backpack.)

Offered in Black, Coyote, ranger Green and MultiCam.


Now for the special offer. When you buy the R37 Rifle Wrap this weekend FS will ship it with a free Blast Mat (Black or Coyote) which attaches directly to the wide end of the R37 Rifle Wrap and is designed to take the brunt of muzzle blast and keep dust and debris from flying up. The corners can be weighted down to keep it in place. No code necessary.

Weighted corners

FirstSpear Friday Focus – The Slick

Friday, September 26th, 2014


The Slick is an Ultra Lightweight Plate Carrier designed to be worn beneath over garments such as jackets or even Tommy Bahama shirts as well as other kit. FirstSpear has just updated the carrier by transitioning the fabric to Tweave Durastretch 520E which is a durable four-way stretch. It’s quiet and comfortable. FirstSpear also updated the cummerbund.


Cut to fit either “Swimmer” or SPEAR cut ballistic plates, it is a simple design with no integral load carriage capacity and not really appropriate as an outervest. However, the 520E is more than up tot the task. Shoulder straps are adjustable overlapping flaps and secured via Velcro.


Offered in Coyote, order by plate type and size.