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5.11 Holiday Gift Guide – Light Marker 2

Thursday, December 1st, 2022

The goal of this week’s holiday gift guide I created in conjunction with 5.11 Tactical was to come up with items which pretty everyone could use and are good values. One interesting item I ran across when going over their latest offerings is the Light Marker 2 which is a PALS compatible luminous bar which can be used to mark your equipment. Non-powered, it’s carved via 5.11’s Firefly Glow Technology which releases light before needing to be recharged.


Putco – MOLLE Panels

Friday, October 8th, 2021

Putco’s MOLLE Panels consists of three PALS compatible panels (Cab, Passenger and Driver) which CNC Cut from heavy gauge 1/10 inch thick 6000 series aluminum. They receive a Black mini-texture powder coat finish.l and are compatible with both sprayed bed liners are well as bed covers.

They are custom made for most popular trucks and can accept a maximum of 2,000 lbs load.


RZR MOLLE From Tac Shield

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021

RZR™ MOLLE is 35 to 50% lighter than traditional MOLLE Systems. The removal of snaps, straps and 1” PALS webbing combine to help the American Warfighter with overall weight reduction…Ounces add up to Pounds! RZR MOLLE is 100% compatible with all MOLLE legacy systems from Plate Carriers, Warrior Belts to Stacking Pouches. RZR 1000D/500D laminate material is Hydrophobic, meaning it does not gain weight when submerged or drenched. It is also Antimicrobial, meaning it will not mildew or rot and is easy to clean or decontaminate. RZR laminate offers superior durability and wear protection both inside and out over traditional pouch construction.

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FirstSpear Friday Focus – Non-Stocking Non-Standard Medical Pocket

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Originally developed for a FS professional user the medical pocket is constructed from 500D – approximately 8.5” X 6.5” with a 2.5” loop square and old school MOLLE attachment backer. Elastic daisy chain interior to secure a variety of medical or similar sized items.

Available in Ranger Green and Multicam in the non-stocking non-standard section, while supplies last.


Crye Precision Releases EXP Pack Family

Monday, August 15th, 2016

At SHOT Show, Crye Precision introduced their EXP series of packs. Offered in 1500 (H: 18.75” (27.75” Extended) W: 12.5” D: 7.25” (11” Expanded)) and 2100 (H: 21” (29” Extended) W: 12.5” D: 9.25” (12.75” Expanded)) cu in sizes, the EXP series is a low profile option. It is a panel loader, with a generous zipper which extends beyond more than three sides in order to open the bag completely.  

As you’ll note from the dimensions, these are like Transformers, there’s more than meets the eye. Thanks to some well hidden zippers, the packs will expand in volume to accept larger loads.

-Full perimeter (lay-flat) opening allows easy access to contents and offers all the benefits of both a top-opening and side-opening bag
-Fleece lined pocket fits medium to small sized tablets (H: 11” W: 8”)
-Top access laptop storage (H: 12.25” W: 19.75”)
-EXP™ PACK MOLLE INSERT (sold separately) for attaching pouches and gear
-Integrated expansion feature adds 500 cubic inches of volume
-Extends to carry items up to 27” long (29″ for 2100 model)
-Molded back pad with integrated air channels
-Internal PALS webbing on inside walls
-Internal mesh divider separates front compartment and main compartment
-Convenient briefcase style side handle
-Removable sternum strap
-Removable 3D formed frame sheet
-Removable waist belt (2100 only)
-Radio/H2O port at top of bag (2100 only)

Offered in Black, Gray, Ranger Green and MultiCam.

Additionally, they’ve introduced a MOLLE Insert (mentioned above) which is a rigid skeletonized plastic frame that accepts PALS equipped pouches. It slips right into the pack’s main compartment and includes two lashing straps in case you want to lash something to it.

Made in USA from US materials.


TYR Tactical EPIC Low Vis Carrier – MOLLE

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

The TYR Tactical® EPIC™ Low Vis Carrier – MOLLE (TYR-M-EPIC-LOC-MOL) fits the soft armor from the Enhanced PICO Integrated Carrier – EPIC™ and is designed to minimize bunching in various positions while providing comfort and decreased shifting.

• EPIC™ Low Profile Shoulders, Foam
• Carrier manufactured using TYR’s PV® , a highly abbrasion resistant material with ballistic properties
• Antimicrobial/FR treated padded spacer mesh used internally for comfort
• Velcro® PALS Webbing for MOLLE attachment
• Removable MOLLE Front Flap
• Internally Adjustable Cummerbund & Shoulders
• Internal Plate Retention Strap fits the HA3/7, LWB111 & LV1191 plates
• Attachment points are provided at the bottom of the carrier for the added capability of ballistic lower abdomen or ballistic groin protector accessories
• Semi-Rigid Exterior MOLLE Cummerbund

Available in the following soft armor packages:
Certified T54/C Soft Armor which meets Level II NIJ0101.06 Specifications
Certified T52/SP Soft Armor Level II NIJ0101.06 Specifications.
Certified TXP3A Soft Armor Level IIIA NIJ0101.06 Specifications

Colors: Black, Coyote, Ranger Green and MultiCam

Sizes: Small, Medium, Medium-Long, Large, XLarge, 2XLarge

Get 15% off your total purchase with coupon code: IDTOUR15


FirstSpear Friday Focus – Offering 50% Discount on MOLLE Products

Friday, January 31st, 2014


While supplies last, FirstSpear is offering all existing MOLLE style platforms and pockets at a 50% off discount on their website. Supplies are limited and backorders will not be accepted. This is an AWESOME DEAL for anyone who must use MOLLE equipment, primarily uses his or her equipment on the range or is looking for a low cost backup system. MOLLE remains popular and still the most widely used system on the market due to cost and availability.

molle carrier

MOLLE is still viable, it’s just that something better has come along. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the MOLLE products that FirstSpear is closing out. These are not factory seconds. Everything is first quality and dealers have already had an opportunity to pick these up so they aren’t undermining anyone with this sale. FirstSpear related that they would produce MOLLE pouches if they received a contract, but that they would no longer stock the items for commercial sale. So you’d better act now. Instead, they’ve got a couple of alternatives that have been around awhile but have really started to take off. Now, they want to move forward exclusively with their 6/9™ attachment system which is completely backwards compatible with PALS/MOLLE and an even better set up, the 6/12™ Pocket Attachment System.

“We started FirstSpear to continuously push innovation and move the industry forward in support of the Warfighter, Tactical Law Enforcement Officer, and First Responder. Now that the technologies we pioneered a few years ago have proven themselves on the battlefield and in the street, discontinuing the old stuff is a no-brainer,” said Scott Carver, President & CEO of FirstSpear.

So you may be asking yourself, “What’s better than MOLLE?” As the first company to take traditional MOLLE/PALS style platforms and pockets out of their stocking line, FirstSpear looks toward the future and their 6/12™ Pocket Attachment System. You’ve seen numerous new laser cut load carrying products out there but FirstSpear’s is different. They’ve gone beyond offering a laser cut version of MOLLE.


I spoke with Ronnie Fowlkes, Director of Business Development at FirstSpear about the move and this is what he had to say, “Customers have been rapidly adopting our new technologies so quickly, that it doesn’t make sense to keep offering an outdated system. The 6/9™ Modular Pocket Technology is lighter weight than the old stuff and is backwards compatible with MOLLE-style platforms, and the 6/12 technology offers the best in weight reduction, profile management, security, and flexibility.”

As you’re going to see, the 6/12™ Pocket Attachment System is unlike anything else out there.

FirstSpear™ 6/12™ Pocket Attachment System


• Up to 50% reduction in weight & significantly less bulk
• Backward compatible with standard MOLLE/PALS
• Forward compatible with FirstSpear’s™ ultra-lightweight 6/12™ pockets
• Enhanced cable management

6-12 tech

Weight! There are several philosophies on dealing with weight as it applies to load carriage. Some development has occurred in lightweight materials, but these tend to sacrifice performance. Other developments have taken place in “load transfer” by shifting weight around, but they reduce flexibility while increasing heat retention, bulk and even overall load. FirstSpear™ has taken a different approach. We listened to the Users and decided to eliminate the weight and sacrifice nothing. In the design assessment of current pouch attachment systems, FirstSpear™ recognized that the major weight parasite on both the platforms and the attaching pockets is the yards of bulk nylon, snaps and polymer stiffener. The FirstSpear™ 6/12™ technology eliminates these components and achieves a 20%-40% reduction in weight per standard Assaulter configuration when compared to current pocket attachment systems. The FirstSpear™ team invested more than a year developing and testing the FirstSpear™ 6/12™ Pocket Attachment System. It utilizes state of the art fabric technologies to deliver a completely modular system, compatible with standard MOLLE pockets. From adhesive heat-set backing to laser cut precision attachment points, the 6/12™ system is a completely new, design-engineered solution that meets the need for modular, lightweight load-carriage platforms and pockets. Additionally, 6/12™ provides greater fabric flexibility on unarmored platforms and tighter mounting of pockets to create a cleaner silhouette that aides in enhanced signature management and mobility. The 6/12™ platform face is completely slick when pockets are removed and allows for easy management of communications cables and wires.

Don’t transfer the weight, get rid of it.

Patent Pending

FirstSpear™ 6/12™ Modular Pocket Technology

6-12 backer

Modular Pockets Compatible with FirstSpear™ 6/12™ Platforms – Weight reduction is not just a buzz phrase at FirstSpear™ – it is an ethos demonstrated by the 6/12™ pocket line. Utilizing these pockets on FirstSpear™ 6/12™ platforms allows the wearer to achieve a weight reduction of over 40% without sacrificing performance. By removing the heavy nylon webbing, polymer reinforcement and metal snaps of the previous system, not only is weight reduced, but the overall profile of the pocket on the platform is significantly condensed as well, allowing improved signature management in all visual, IR and thermal spectrums.

Patent Pending

FirstSpear™ 6/9™ Modular Pocket Technology

6-9 attachment

Developed specifically for those Users who have not yet adopted FirstSpear™ 6/12™ platforms, the 6/9™ Modular Pocket Technology is not only completely backward compatible with legacy MOLLE/PALS style load carriage or armor carrier platforms, but also offers significant weight reduction over traditional MOLLE/PALS pockets. Due to the flexible nature of the attachment straps and tighter tolerances when compared to traditional MOLLE/PALS, 6/9™ pockets actually mount closer to the body and conform tighter to the platform. Already adopted by Professional Users within the joint US Special Operations Forces community, this system provides many advantages over the traditional MOLLE/PALS system and can further help facilitate transition into the 6/12™ Modular Pocket Technology where the ultimate in weight savings, signature management and tight fit can be achieved.

Patent Pending

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Manta With Attitude

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014


The Manta Webbing Adapter from S&S Precision we mentioned during SHOT Show is now available for $14.95. The MWA allows you to mount your Manta Strobe to webbing such as MOLLE.