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FirstSpear Platform Combinations

By now most of you have already checked out FirstSpear’sâ„¢ website or catalog and you will have noticed that they have worked hard to develop a system. Three of their platforms are designed to work alone or in concert with one another: The Sleeperâ„¢, The Beat Upâ„¢, and OAGREâ„¢.

The Sleeperâ„¢
Designed in conjunction with Crye Precisionâ„¢, the Sleeperâ„¢ is designed to wear over or under garments and can be worn alone or in conjunction with the other platforms featured in this article. It gets its name from

The Beat Upâ„¢ PC (Plate Carrier) – SAPI/ESAPI/SPEAR
The Beat Up gets its name from WW II’s Long Range Desert Group (LRDG). They referred to a raid as a “Beat Up” and FirstSpearâ„¢ developed it for just this sort of operation. It can be worn alone or in conjunction with the other platforms to beef up their protection level.

Operational Assault Ground Reconnaissance Exploitation (OAGREâ„¢) Tactical Vest
The OAGREâ„¢ was actually first conceived for use by Recce elements but the Assaulters saw it and recommended a few changes. It is great for those who need a more traditional load bearing or assault vest. It can be worn alone or over The Sleeperâ„¢. That you can add The Beat Upâ„¢ allows it to be instantly uparmored for the task at hand.

Here are some shots of various combinations. The Beat Upâ„¢ attaches to the other platforms via ITW G-hooks that attach to a discreet tab system.

Beat Upâ„¢ / Sleeperâ„¢
– shoulder straps and padding removed from Beat Upâ„¢
– Beat Upâ„¢ cummerbund attached to Sleeperâ„¢
– optional Beat Upâ„¢ attachment kit connects Beat Upâ„¢ to discreet tabs on Sleeperâ„¢

OAGREâ„¢ / Sleeperâ„¢
– Plate and soft armor inside sleeper
– Foam shoulder and waist pad removed from OAGREâ„¢
– Assaulters Gun Belt attached to OAGREâ„¢

Beat Upâ„¢ / OAGREâ„¢
– cummerbund, shoulder straps, and padding removed from Beat Upâ„¢
– optional Beat Up attachment kit connects Beat Upâ„¢ to discreet tabs on OAGREâ„¢

FirstSpearâ„¢ has gone to great lengths to incorporate the latest material technologies such as printed Velcroâ„¢ into their designs. Additionally, their products are Berry compliant and offered in Black, Coyote, Khaki, Ranger Green, and MultiCam.


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6 Responses to “FirstSpear Platform Combinations”

  1. Tim says:

    Beat Upâ„¢ / Sleeperâ„¢ combo looks like it would work great.

    Beat Upâ„¢ / OAGREâ„¢ on the other hand.. wouldn’t that require you to remove the Beat Up before you can get out of your gear? doesnt seem save in emergency situations. Maybe I’m just missing something.

    Hope we will see more on First-Spear in the future

  2. Old Paratrooper says:

    It sounds like you add the beat up for short durations when you need that added protection. Not sure why you’d need to get out of your assault vest and not the armor. That’s a less than 1% situation.

    On the other hand, sounds good for scouts who find themselves needing some extra protection.

  3. wyyhunter says:

    More weight on the shoulders. Same ole *$#% Come on designers!

  4. FormerSFMedic says:

    Im gonna say this because no one else will. First Spear has been dissapointing so far! Everything in their catalog has already been done better! I really hope they have something up their sleeves, because no one is going to buy their overpriced stuff. I’m very sorry, but this is what I see.

  5. wyyhunter says:

    That’s what I keep saying, S O S!

  6. Old Paratrooper says:

    FormerSFMedic, which of their gear do you own?