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FirstSpear Friday Focus: USMC GEN III Flotation Cummerbund

Friday, May 20th, 2022

Life-Saving Flotation System For American Warfighters.

Recently showcased at Modern Day Marine May 10-12, 2022 (Pictured above is the current USMC PC GEN III with existing issued cummerbund on the right side, as worn, and the FirstSpear USMC GEN III Flotation Cummerbund on the left.

The USMC GEN III Flotation Cummerbund is FirstSpear’s answer to the United States Marine Corps need for life-saving kit during maritime operations.

This cummerbund features a 6/12™ Laser Fused Platform for weight reduction and Tubes® Fasteners, which are already being used on the current USMC PC GEN III. Tubes® Fasteners allow for easy everyday donning and doffing as well as emergencies.

Featuring a top access panel, the cummerbund allows users easy access to the 38 gram CO2 cartridge for pre-mission checks and inspection. The CTAF (Cummerbund Tactical Aid to Flotation) is designed to be user friendly with repacking and maintenance at the unit level.

Authorized for Naval Use (ANU), this CTAF (Cummerbund Tactical Aid to Flotation) is on contract with DOD. Compatible with all sizes of the USMC GEN III plate carrier, the cummerbund fits 6” x 8” and 6” x 6” sides plates and requires no modifications to the current USMC PC GEN III.

Check out FirstSpear for more cutting-edge innovation.

FirstSpear Friday Focus: OEM Spotlight Brave Castle

Friday, May 13th, 2022

In this weeks Friday Focus, we featured another installment of our OEM Spotlight. An American brand, a solid choice in material and craftsmanship, enter Brave Castle. Guest interview with Loren Butchart, owner and operator of Brave Castle.

How did Brave Castle get its start?

Brave Castle got its start as a podcast, fully transitioning into a tactical nylon company in 2020. Retention solutions have always interested me and the ongoing challenges continue to be a puzzle I enjoy sharing my input on. Providing kit to Americans is one the highest honors I have attained and maintaining this is a responsibility that I respect and hold at a very high regard.

Why did you choose to collaborate with FirstSpear?

I have followed, collected and studied nylon companies for a long time. I found FirstSpear and was blown away at the level of innovation they were offering. FirstSpear quickly became one of my favorite companies and the Tubes™ connector system was something I had to have. When I started sewing kit, I really wanted to make a chest rig that utilized Tubes™ connectors. The relationship I have built with one of my favorite companies has been a true honor and everyone I have worked with at FirstSpear has been incredible to collaborate with.

Where did the need for the BCR-1 Chest Rig arise?

The Brave Castle Rig One (BCR-1) was born from some basic niche problems that I saw in the classic chest rig and micro rig designs. The BCR-1 is essentially a plate carrier minus the plate bags. The first solution I wanted on the BCR-1 was the utilization of the Tubes™ connector system for a more secure closure and ease in donning and doffing. The BCR-1 is constructed out of 7 individual parts, all of which can be replaced.

Explain the modularity of the BCR-1 and why you chose FirstSpear Tubes™ technology.

The BCR-1 is made up of 2 cummerbund sides, a front velcro based placard, a magazine shingle, a back sizing panel and 2 shoulder straps that form an X on the users back. Upgradability is native to the BCR-1. The heart of the BCR-1 is the front velcro based placard which accepts magazine shingles with ease. The wealth of knowledge, innovation, technology and experience make working with FirstSpear a gold mine for a creative brain like mine. It is a massive honor to be able to work with FirstSpear and I am eternally grateful for everyone who works with this company.

For more information on Brave Caste and the BCR-1, check out www.bravecastle.com.

For more information on FirstSpear, check out www.first-spear.com.

FirstSpear Friday Focus: E+R Waist Bag

Friday, May 6th, 2022

A classic pack gets a modern face-lift.

• Lightweight Design

• Two Point QD Buckles

• Four Zippered Compartments

• G-Hook Waistband Attachment

The E+R Waist Bag clears the playing field with state-of-the-art materials and construction. This is not your dad’s fanny pack of the past.

This pack boasts multiple attachment options. You can kit it directly to your carrier, Assaulters Gun Belt, or as a stand-alone piece with the provided waistband and G-Hook system.

With four spacious zippered pockets, this pack provides ample organization for mission critical items. Check out the E+R Waist Bag at www.first-spear.com/fs-e-r-waist-bag.

FirstSpear Friday Focus: NEW Strandhögg T-Shirt

Friday, April 29th, 2022

Launched at Warrior West Show— check out this LIMITED EDITION FirstSpear white shirt with our popular Standhögg Plate Carrier is featured in vibrant colors. On the back is the classic FirstSpear logo.

Get one before they’re gone. Check out, www.first-spear.com/pop-art-strandhogg.

FirstSpear Friday Focus: FS Attends ADS Warrior West

Friday, April 22nd, 2022

Come check us out at Warrior West booth at 801. FS will be out in San Diego Convention Center April 27—28, 2022.

Stop by and check out one of our most recent innovations, the Fast Rope Mitt.

For more information, check out first-spear.com.

FirstSpear Friday Focus: NEW Halifax Jacket

Friday, April 15th, 2022

A tip of the hat to its namesake, the Halifax Gibbet (guillotine), this “headless” or hoodless Wind Cheater has all the essential features covered. Soft and quiet with a Durable Water Repellant (DWR) finish, it breathes like a T-shirt, sheds wind, and dries very quickly.

• Ultralight breathable shell
• Durable Water Repellent (DWR) Finish
• Hoodless
• Made in USA

This is not a rain proof jacket, but it will shed some moisture thanks to the DWR coating and will dry very quickly. Great compression and features bungees at the bottom to cinch the jacket tightly. A longer tail in the back is perfect for range days and keeping you out of the elements.


It has sleek, large bicep pockets that will fit your essentials. The Halifax Jacket is “true to fit”, your t-shirt size is your jacket size. If you wear a large shirt and don’t plan to layer heavily underneath, go with a large Halifax Jacket. The sizing is also identical to our popular Wind Cheater jacket.

Available now in black and manatee! https://www.first-spear.com/halifax-jacket

FirstSpear Friday Focus: Hooded Field Shirt

Friday, April 8th, 2022

Spring is here 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. Perfect for layering under jackets when the temperatures are cool and moisture-wicking properties of wool will help keep you cool in the heat.

• American Merino Wool

• Generously cut for long-term comfort

• Oversized hood

• Low profile cuffs with thumb holes

• Made in the USA

In stock and now shipping in black, commando, sand and heather grey. These are 100% made in the USA with USA materials.

For more information, check out www.first-spear.com/technical-apparel/american-merino-wool/field-hoodie.

FirstSpear Friday Focus: New ICON T-Shirts

Friday, April 1st, 2022

A classic never goes out of style. Introducing the FS iconic speartip and skull in its purest form. This no frills, iconic FS Speartip and Skull T-shirts will have you turning heads. This legendary speartip and FS Skull is subtle and streamlined. It also features FirstSpear on the front lapel. Now offered in vibrant and classic color options.

These shirts are also side-seamed, which means better quality and more comfort. Like everything made by FS, these T-shirts are high-quality and Built for the X.

Check out the FS new T-shirts at www.first-spear.com/technical-apparel/t-shirts