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Warrior Expo East – FirstSpear

Two new products for FirstSpear include the Tactical Hand-Warmer and M4 3 Mag Ranger Shingle.

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The Tactical Hand-Warmer can be attached directly to your armor, hanging below your pouches or using its own simple waist belt. It has pockets for chemical handwarmers and can be cinched tight so that it takes up less space.

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The M4 3 Mag Ranger Shingle sits closer to the vest than any other shingle I’ve seen. Additionally, it’s lined with high friction materials in order to ensure magazine retention.

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14 Responses to “Warrior Expo East – FirstSpear”

  1. Rick says:

    Hmmm, that handwarmer looks alot like FHF Gear’s MOLLE Muff Tactical Handwarmer.

    • SSD says:

      Interestingly, there is a hand warmer that is an LCS component. It’s been around for many a year and this one was developed at the behest of a user community that wanted a replacement for it. I’ve seen hand warmers from about 5 or 6 companies including the hunting market and all are very similar and all have been around for several years.

  2. Stefan S. says:

    Tactical hand warmer? GMAFB! As asinine as a tactical p_ssy heater! Grow a pair!

    • SSD says:

      You’ve obviously never been in the cold waitng there in a hide or on a helo or open truck with the cold wind whipping around. The hands cramp up. This isn’t asinine, it’s smart.

  3. Ex11A says:

    In the early 90s in Germany, a friend of mine’s wife made him a BDU hand warmer just like this. Since his wife made it for him, he felt obligated to wear it. He pulled it out during our CMTC rotation at Hohenfels and wore it in front of his troops (he was a mech infantry platoon leader), despite the fact that I had begged him not to and our Co. Commander had almost ordered him not to wear it. He became the laughing stock of 3rd Bn 12th Infantry. If you think this is a good idea, rock on. Just be ready to be laughed at.

  4. Zach says:

    Same as I was going to say, looks a lot like FHF Gear Warmer.

  5. Dan says:

    Man, stuff must of really changed in the Army. Every time I bring a high speed comfort item to the field the other dudes ask me where they can get one, rather than laughing. Or they just expect me to share.

  6. straps says:

    I looove how Reagan-era one-hitch wonders and pre-9/11 retirees rally to troll when they see stuff like hand warmers, joint protection or REALLY well-designed inclement-weather gear. Point of fact, hand warmers ALSO have utility for keeping temperature-sensitive gear like GPS and digicams in operating ranges. And IV bags.

    Can’t blame ’em, they were socialized by threats of UCMJ over hydration bladders, which at one point were ranked somewhere between communism and pedophilia. Raise your hand if you ever wore one UNDER your BDUs.

    Great timing. I was just kinda reflecting on that 3/4″ of space behind my mags on my current shingles.

  7. jack says:

    Nice handwarmer.
    My interest is definetly more focused on that attachment system behind the shingle… First Spear own rendition of lightweight pals?

  8. Paul says:

    A hand warmer is a hand warmer is a hand warmer. I’ve always looked up to FS for their innovation, but they did pretty much take every improvement I made to the old standby an put their spin on it.

    What REALLY bothers me about this is that I contacted First Spear last year to see about having them sew for me. My kid was hospitalized during SHOT, and my current contract sewer finally delivered. I never did get a chance to pull the trigger with F.S. I had thought about having them do my next project, but I’m more than a little hesitant now. . .

    Ronnie, you have my contact info if you need an address to send the royalties to! 🙂

    I may never be rich, but I will always be proud of my moral compass.

  9. Ronnie says:

    paul not sure who your are. I assume you have my contact info feel free to contact me.

  10. FLC says:

    Someone copied my idea! …This company copied my idea, and is now gonna make millions. (Does not happen like that)
    Designs are driven by a need. 5000 other guys had the need, and your idea before you. Trust me. There are many tac gear designers working on the same concept at any given time. They did not steal your design, and typically did not steal from each other.

  11. Paul says:

    FLC, not saying they did. There have been many handwarmers before mine, and there will be many more after this one. It’s not like it’s an original idea. It just took me by surprise to see it do all the same things as mine after talking to them about it. Not to mention all the emails I got saying, “Did you see SSD today?” I actually like a few things about theirs better. No hard feelings either way. Ronnie, email inbound, and sorry about the knee-jerk post above. I still think FS is one of the most innovative companies out there right now.