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FirstSpear Friday Focus – FirstSpear Asset Technical Field Shirt & Field Shirt

Friday, October 23rd, 2020

As the fall is underway, it’s time to break out the base layers and prep for cold weather. Cold can be a real killer for those exposed to the elements for long periods of time. Staying warm and dry is imperative. Enter FirstSpear’s American Merino Wool lineup. This week we focus on base layers: the Field Shirt & the Asset Technical Field Shirt.

Designed as a lightweight baselayers that wick moisture from your skin and keeps you dry, our ethically-sourced made in the USA wool Field Shirt and Asset Technical Field Shirt are must-haves. They are breathable and light enough to keep you cool during the heat or help trap warmth when layered with other clothing.

The Field Shirt comes in long sleeve and short sleeve.

SPECS:

Model: Field Shirt

Size: S, M, L, XL, 2XL

Colors: Black, Charcoal, FS Commando, FS Sand

The Asset Technical Field Shirt features FR Rayon, P-Aramid and Nylon plain weave 3-ounce sleeves, anti-friction NanoGlide mesh underarms, inherently heat and flame resistant and features moisture-wicking and anti-microbial properties. The Asset shirt is 100% Berry Compliant and engineered to be a gunfighter’s best friend. Low profile-loop attachment points come standard for FS Cell Tags or IFF.

SPECS:

Model: Asset Technical Field Shirt

Size: S, M, L, XL, 2XL

Colors: Black/heather grey, FS commando, FS sand

Constructed from ACM (Advanced Clothing Materials) BASE 100, it’s the lightest weight Merino Wool package FS offers in its ACM Technical Apparel line. Made from 38% fine Merino American-sourced wool, 50% Polyester and 12% Modal. The ACM Base 100 Line blends comfort, performance and fit to give you the best durability and functionality when you need it most. Combining 100% source verified American Merino Wool with our other quality materials to make ACM. The ACM Base 100 is designed to be extra soft against your skin and to be worn year-round.

Constantly pushing the envelope in technological advances to better serve the warfighter and first responders, check out First-Spear.com. To read more about our technology advancements, go to First-Spear.tech.

FirstSpear Friday Focus— FirstSpear Wins MAAWS Pocket Contract for MARCORSYSCOM

Friday, October 16th, 2020


Photo Credit: Department of Defense. US Marines fire a Carl Gustaf weapon system on Townshend Island at the Shoalwater Bay training area in Australia, July 21, 2017, during Talisman Saber 17.

Next year, the United States Marine Corps will begin fielding the 84mm MAAWS, a recoilless rifle weapons system to every squad in the corps. While the original version of the launcher was introduced in 1946, the ammunition has evolved significantly. The newest round, developed by Raytheon, is a precision-laser guided projectile with a multi-target warhead, capable of defeating bunkers, concrete, light-skinned vehicles and armored personnel carriers. Additionally, it has a range of nearly 2,000 meters and can be fired from inside an enclosed room.

FirstSpear is proud to announce it has received a contract to produce up to 10,200 of the company’s 84mm MAAWS Ammunition Pouch, to help Marines carry munitions under a balanced load in combat situations and quickly deploy them as needed. Awarded on September 25, 2020, the company is already ramping up production and will manufacture all pockets in the U.S. with Berry Compliant materials.

FirstSpear designed the pouch to be adjustable in length from 18 to 38 inches to accommodate a variety of projectiles, to meet current infrared requirements, and be compatible with current Marine Corps load bearing equipment. Zippered across both ends for ease of loading, the closed pocket design limits sand and debris exposure. It features an internal pocket primer protector and it comes equipped with an adjustable sling and tube straps for use with a hard case. Like all FirstSpear products, the 84mm MAAW Ammunition Pouch was designed to be durable, lightweight and highly functional.

For more information, check out First-Spear.com. To discover more about FirstSpear’s technology, check out First-Spear.tech.

FirstSpear Friday Focus— Retro-Fit Cummerbund

Friday, October 9th, 2020

This week’s focus is all about the Retro-Fit Cummerbund. Combining all the features of the Overlap Cummerbund, including a strong elastic back that provides security and comfort, the Retro-Fit Cummerbund is a great solution for those utilizing a different plate carrier that want to use FirstSpear’s 6/12 modular platform and Tubes technology. The low-profile loop interior for mounting our hook-backed Ragnar pockets for radios, extra mags inside the cummerbund, making users lighter and faster with a slimmer profile.

SPECS:

Model: Retro-Fit Cummerbund

Size: Small (26”–32”); Medium (32”–38”); Large (35”–41”); XL (38”-44”); 2XL (41­”–47”); 3XL (48”–52”)

Colors: Black, Coyote, Multi-Cam, Ranger Green

FirstSpear’s Tubes Rapid-Release Technology solves many of the problems with common closure methods on plate carriers. The common closure in the front with the hook & loop fasteners can present many performance failures. It not only adds bulk, it is noisy, and retains water and mud; from a safety standpoint, the hook and loop closures can cause cummerbund protection items (like side plates, inflatable flotation) to shift position and misalign from where they should be to offer maximum protection.

Tubes technology has solved all these challenges. Quick to close, and even quicker to remove, the Retro-Fit Cummerbund utilizes Tubes to allow end users to utilize this capability and the 6/12 Modular Platform without completely changing your entire load carriage platform. This kit is compatible with carriers that utilize traditional hook and loop flap systems and cummerbund pass-through channel. It accepts both soft armor and 6 in. x 6 in. hard plates.

Constantly pushing the envelope in technological advances to better serve the warfighter and first responders, check out First-Spear.com. To read more about our technology advancements, go to First-Spear.tech.

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Arms Case

Friday, October 2nd, 2020

Here’s an in-depth look at FirstSpear’s Arms Case.

Protecting your gear should always be a top priority. The Arms Case is ideal for stand-alone transportation for your carbine and accessories but also can be inserted into several different hard cases as a modular padded insert.

It provides the ultimate protection in a package that is customizable. It’s offered in two different sizes. The Carbine case length is 36 inches and the Rifle case is 43 inches. Both cases can easily house scoped weapons with standard 20-or-30 round magazines attached.

Specs:

• Model: Arms Case

• Length: 36 in.x13 in. (carbine); 43 in.x13 in. (long gun)

• Colors: Black, Coyote, Multi-Cam, Ranger Green

The exterior of the Arms Case features heavy-duty construction of 500 denier fabric; heavy duty zippers with a large accessory pocket to store extra tools or equipment. Several straps on the exterior of the case make it easy to manipulate and transport. The Arms Case is versatile and can be placed inside a Pelican Storm iM3100 case (carbine length) or a Pelican Storm iM3200 (rifle length). End users can easily transition carrying their weapons in a soft sided case and place it into a hard-sided case for increased protection or airline travel.

The interior is fully padded, offering excellent protection. FirstSpear also offers a 6/12 ™ Organizer Panel that allows users to mount additional pockets and accessories inside the bag, sold separately.

Specs:

• Model: 6/12 Organizer Panel

• Length:  Fits inside Arms Case

• Colors:  Black, Coyote, Multi-Cam, Ranger Green

For more information, First-Spear.com.

To read more about the technology behind the 6/12 ™ panels, click here.

 

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Weapons Retention Catch

Friday, September 25th, 2020

Today we are taking a look at FirstSpear’s Weapons Retention Catch.

The Weapons Retention Catch is designed to help secure your weapon and is versatile enough to be worn on practically any platform. This essential item provides solid retention for carbines, sub guns, and shotguns. Its plastic closures are easy to adjust and they can be over-powered if required and reset to use again. This allows you to quickly access your weapon when needed.

Available now in a variety of colors and is 100% American Made.

www.first-spear.com/weapons-retention-catch

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Wind Cheater Available in 3XL

Friday, September 18th, 2020

This Friday we are getting a look at the popular all season Wind Cheater now available in 3XL! 100% Berry Compliant constructed from 330D ambush the Wind Cheater is a unique garment very light in weight, breathes like a t-shirt yet still sheds wind and light precipitation thanks to a DWR coating.

The Wind Cheater features a long tail great for colder days with just the right height on the front for easy access to belt mounted accessories. Oversized hood works well with hats or helmets with a wide range of bungee adjustment for user defined fit. Two large bicep pockets, pit zips and torso pockets allow for exceptional ventilation when required.

Offered in Multicam, Manatee Grey, Coyote, Black and Ranger Green. 100% American Made.

www.first-spear.com/wind-cheater

FirstSpear Friday Focus – 9/11

Friday, September 11th, 2020

As of today US Military, Government and Law Enforcement personnel have been continuously deployed domestically and globally for over 6,938 Days beginning with Operation Noble Eagle on 14 September 2001 preventing and prosecuting terrorists, the FirstSpear Team would like to take this moment to extend our profound gratitude to them, their families and loved ones as they continuously bring punishment and retribution to those enemies of freedom.

In the words of the late Major Douglas A. Zembiec, USMC:

“Never forget those that were killed. And never let rest those that killed them.”

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Hooded Field Shirt

Friday, September 4th, 2020

Fall is knocking at the door and FirstSpear is giving us a look at an extremely popular garment from their all American merino wool apparel line up, the Hooded Field Shirt. This garment is generously cut with an oversized hood with absolutely no hardware making for an incredibly comfortable and highly functional base layer or perfect stand alone top when temperatures are fluctuating.

Built from FirstSpear’s proprietary USA Wool packages the Hooded Field Shirt uses the lightest weight weight package, ACM BASE 100 which is not just extremely light, soft, and breathable but it features all the naturally occurring performance benefits of merino wool including antimicrobial, FR resistance, and warm when wet.

Available now in Sand, Charcoal, Heather Grey, Commando, and Black. FirstSpear American Wool is 100% Berry Compliant – Made in the USA with USA materials.

www.first-spear.com/hooded-field-shirt