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FirstSpear Friday Focus: OEM Spotlight – Aquila International

Friday, February 3rd, 2023

In this week’s Friday Focus, we’re introducing the American Made, Berry Compliant Multi-Mission Duffle, a tailored solution developed by Aquila International (AQI) and FirstSpear OEM program.

The Multi-Mission Duffle is a mil spec, versatile pack/bag engineered to provide improved capability and increased durability in a multitude of operations. AQI’s intent was to create a bag for military, agency, and law enforcement units to utilize in a variety of mission sets: active shooter go-to kit, medical pack and patrol sustainment bag. The 6/12™ panels on the front and back exterior allow the operator to attach quick access, mission-determinant pockets to the bag and works exceptionally well with any combination of FirstSpear 6/9™, 6/12™ and traditional MOLLE and Pals pocket systems.

The Multi-Mission Duffle features four, stow-capable, FirstSpear 2” Tubes® Buckles on the top and bottom of the bag, providing attachment points for padded shoulder straps for improved mobility and operational capability. This feature allows the operator to quickly configure the duffle into a sling carried pack (utilizing the top Tubes® Buckles) or backpack (utilizing the bottom Tubes® Buckles) and allows for quick unbuckling when ditching the bag is necessary.

Ample exterior storage is provided for quick access to items both, small and large. The storage capabilities of the Multi-Mission Duffle are well thought out, considering both functionality, easy access, and necessity. The top cover provides convenient storage for shoulder straps when transitioning between handle, backpack and sling carry mode configurations. It’s also a great place to shed and stow a layer when you’re on the move.

(Pictured with: 4 M4 magazines, smoke grenade, sniper veil, 50ft 550 cord, standard issue military boots, jeans, FirstSpear Vertical Entry Belt with Unpadded Assault Belt Sleeve, Stratton Flannel shirt – L, FirstSpear Operator Gloves, FIrstSpear Technical Woobie – XL, 3 t-shirts, and 3 FirstSpear Boot Super Socks.)

The interior of AQI’s Multi-Misison Duffle is loaded with storage options and capabilities. Multiple sleeves along the wall can hold a large volume of items requiring organization, including a padded laptop/large tablet sleeve and lanyard with HK hook. The large main compartment is spacious and durable. If the operator requires more flexibility, an interior panel accommodates additional pocket attachment to include Ragnar.

Check out Aquila International to learn more about their capabilities and contracting solutions.

Visit FirstSpear to find America’s premier tactical gear and equipment.

TD Inc Optic Mounts for Handgun RDS

Thursday, February 2nd, 2023

TangoDown® Inc. is pleased to announce the release of multiple optic mounting plates.  As the use of red dot sights continues to increase, the need for durable optic mounting plates continues to grow.  Please thoroughly read the product details on our website to ensure product compatibility with your firearm and optic.

Each of the below listed new products feature the following:

– Made of Ordnance Grade Steel

– Durable, Rust Resistant QPQ Finish

– Includes Necessary Mounting Fasteners

Please visit the product page for additional information:

AASW-01 Aimpoint® ACRO® Mount for the Smith & Wesson® M&P®9 M2.0

HKM-01 Aimpoint® ACRO® Mount for the HK® VP9 Optic Ready Models

WPO-01 Aimpoint® ACRO® Mount for the Walther® PDP V2 Optic Ready Models

***Coming Soon

***SSM-04 Trijicon RMR® Mount for the SIG Sauer® P320 (NO DOVETAIL CUT OUT) – Available Early Spring 2023

***SSM-05 Trijicon RMR®cc Mount for the SIG Sauer® P365 – Available Early Spring 2023

MSRP Range:  $70.00 – $81.00

**Please read ALL installation instructions prior to installing.  If you are not familiar with modifying your firearms, seek appropriate assistance from a Certified Armorer or Gunsmith.

For more information on all of the TangoDown® optic mounting plates, visit:

Customer Questions:  [email protected]

SPD Edition Ti-MNPara Strap

Thursday, February 2nd, 2023

Vintage Combat Diver’s Classic Watch Strap Updated and Upgraded with Titanium Hardware

Prometheus Design Werx introduces their Ti-MNPara Strap under their Special Projects Division sub-label. A design taken directly from a vintage military classic, the French Navy (Marine Nationale) combat diver’s watch strap. PDW built up from this baseline and used the best grade nylon-Spandex strapping and updated and upgraded this style with aerospace grade titanium hardware for total corrosion resistance on land or under the sea, and 100% non-magnetic as to not interfere with the strap worn compasses such as our EWB-Compass Kit. One of the most comfortable and fully adjustable watch straps available today, the dive-ready Ti-MNPara fits watches with 20, 22, 24mm width lugs.

The SPD Ti-MNPara Strap is available with black or the vintage OD green with yellow parachute rigger’s colorway nylon-Spandex strapping and fine matte finish titanium hardware.

The Design and R&D Team at PDW states:

“This are the most comfortable, field worthy watch straps we’ve worn. The originals from the 1960s-70s were a clever example of simple yet effective product design. Like most of what we do, it’s the details that make our designs. We used custom milled nylon strapping with Spandex and this type of elastic is far more durable than generic elastics. And of course, we upgraded and updated the hardware with aerospace grade titanium for total corrosion-proof and non-magnetic performance in any water borne environments. These are fully adjustable and are quick to adjust to wear over wetsuits. These straps are rugged, refined, comfortable and ready for action on land or under the sea.”

The PDW Ti-MNPara Straps are available for $38.00 in 20mm, 22mm, and 24mm widths, and in either black or OD green/yellow nylon-Spandex. Available now via their website,

In Response to High Demand: High Speed Gear Releases the LR-XL TACO for Large Precision Rifle Magazines

Wednesday, February 1st, 2023

SWANSBORO, N.C. – February 1st, 2023 – High Speed Gear, the manufacturer of the rifle magazine pouch for the United States Marine Corps, announces the LR-XL TACO®.

The LR-XL TACO® magazine pouch was developed to hold large precision rifle magazines for firearms such as the Barrett® MRAD® MK22™. Not only is the LR-XL TACO equipped with adjustable retention, it also features a cover which is secured with a silent closure system. The cover can also be removed for open-top use. This TACO is MOLLE mounted, features MOLLE webbing on the front, and includes two HSGI® MOLLE clips. It has flexible side walls which wrap the sides of the magazine to enhance retention and keep out debris. Like all High Speed Gear products, the LR-XL TACO is made in the United States and is Berry Compliant.

“With the recent adoption of the Barrett MK22 sniper rifle as a tool for PIGS, HOGS and Razorbacks, HSGI has created the best MK22 silent closure, removable flap magazine TACO pouch for the Sniper Community,” said David Jackson, Director of Government Sales for High Speed Gear. “This product was designed with direct input and recommendations from end users at a Tier One sniper school.”

To view the LR-XL TACO on the High Speed Gear website, visit:

For additional information, please contact:

David Jackson

[email protected]

Meet Ocean State Innovations at Enforce Tac

Wednesday, February 1st, 2023

SHOT Show 23 – Elite Survival Systems

Tuesday, January 31st, 2023

The Stealth TH SBR Backpack from Elite Survival Systems certainly doesn’t scream “gun!” but it’s got 20″ of internal length to fit many guns. Plus the interior is fitted with loop to attach tie down points and accessories.

There’s also an optional IIIA armor panel insert. Offered in Black and Heather Gray.

Sneak Peek – Altama Maritime Mid, M05 Varusteleka Special Edition

Monday, January 30th, 2023

Coming soon, exclusively from our friends at Varusteleka, the Altama Maritime Mid in Finnish M05 camouflage.

All the features you love in an awesome camouflage pattern.

• Air mesh linings help wick away sweat and other moisture quickly from your foot.

• Full length one piece ABS shank provides stability and support when climbing a caving ladder.

• Non-shine rust-proof lace hardware.

• Ultron PU contoured insole will not absorb water.

• High abrasion quick drying 1000D Cordura quarter panels.

• Front non-metallic drain ports allow for water to drain easily when flexing the boot.

Look for them on Varusteleka’s site late this week.

Major Order from the Bundeswehr: Rheinmetall to Modernize the Command and Control Equipment of the “Future Soldier – Expanded System” for 476 troops

Sunday, January 29th, 2023

The German Bundeswehr has contracted with Rheinmetall to modernize the command and control equipment of its soldier systems. A total of 14 “Future Soldier- Extended System” platoon systems are to be delivered to the troops. These comprise equipment for 476 individual soldiers. Worth a figure in the mid-double-digit million-euro range, the order was booked in December 2022, shortly after the budget committee of the German Parliament appropriated funding from the country’s €100 billion special procurement fund.

The VJTF 2023 version of the “IdZ-ES” soldier system links dismounted troops to the Puma infantry fighting vehicle, which serves as their “mother ship”. For the German Army, the “System Panzergrenadier” represents a significant step in the process of digitalization. It offers two essential advantages. First, it is now possible for all mounted and dismounted personnel to access the same information. Second, they can disseminate this information between each other much more precisely, more quickly and in a more robust manner. Close networking of sensors and effectors of both the soldiers and infantry fighting vehicle minimizes the time between target detection and target engagement. Melding these capabilities into a total system of systems enables more effective tactical interaction between dismounted troops and their infantry fighting vehicle, in turn enhancing the combat effectiveness of mechanized infantry formations. As a longstanding partner of Germany’s armed forces, Rheinmetall leverages in-depth expertise gained in the IdZ-ES programme.