Posts Tagged ‘HSGI’

Gene Higdon Releases Statement Regarding His Relationship With HSGI

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Yesterday, Gene Higdon called me to tell me that he would be releasing a statement regarding his decision to leave High Speed Gear Inc. I’ve personally known Gene for over 15 years and he’s always been very forthright. When he had told me a year ago that he had sold the company in order to give it some room to grow and perhaps be able to take some time away from what had become his life, I understood. He’s been hard at it since before I met him. I’d say that he will be missed, but it sounds like he’s not going away, he’s just making a change, I do wish both my friend Gene and the new owners of HSGI good luck!

Today I take the opportunity to inform you that I have am leaving High Speed Gear. My wife as previous owner and myself as Founder/past CEO, words cannot convey nor express the gratitude towards the support and patronage that this community has bestowed to HSGI. High Speed Gear has been under new management, as it was sold in September 2012. Since it’s creation in 1999, HSGI has grown beyond Becky and myself’s expectations and for personal reasons, it had come time to pass the torch. In the best interest of the company, I remained on as a consultant since the transition. My contract has expired, and it’s now time for the new HSG to fulfill it’s own destiny to create it’s values and strategy.

Again, words cannot express the the gratitude for the support and patronage. It has been an Honor to make friends in the Industry as well as most of all, it’s valued customers and outstanding Dealers. More importantly, to have the privilege to support our Troops and Civilians alike in all aspects. Needless to say, I will not be leaving the community entirely.


Gene Higdon
Founder of HSGI.

The PUP Taco from Bawidamann & HSGI

Friday, August 30th, 2013

What do you get when you combine the HSGI Taco with a Bawidamann PUP.


According to Bawidamann, this is what you do:

Tools needed: 4 hands, Phillips screwdriver, flathead screwdriver, some patience, and tons of swearing. Installing a HSGI TACO onto anything is not fun. This is ESPECIALLY NOT FUN. But the end result is worth the hassle. Just another thing you can do with this handy piece of kit.

Adjustable to securely fit: 1 inch – 3 inch belts in 3/8 inch increments. Move retention Post-nut/Screw assembly up or down the face of the PUP in a “diagonal checkers jump” to designated belt width fit. Further fit is controlled by adjusting tension on rubber washers of the Belt retention Post-nut/Screw. Tighten the screw, the rubber washers expand, and retention increases.

Btw, my friend Andrew Bawidamann shared a sneak peek at his latest piece, a Spartan Girl. That guy is like a bottle of fine wine. He gets better and better with age.


Can’t wait to see the finished piece.

Extreme Outfitters – High Speed Gear Closeout Sale

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

HSGI Newsletter

HSGI & RCS – They Aren’t Just For Hunting People

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

This photo is awesome!


I asked Raven Concealment Systems if I could share this photo. It’s from their friend Jason Henthorne who bagged this Gold Medal Cape Buffalo with a .404 Jeffrey. Notice he is wearing an HSGI Taco pouch with a RCS Moduloader frame and their new paddle adapters.

HSGI Introduces Urban Grey

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

HSGI Urban Grey

High Speed Gear is now offering the following items in Urban Grey which compliments a variety of environments:

HSGI™ Costa Leg Rig
Sure-­Grip™ Padded Belt
AO Small Chest Rig / AO Double Decker Value Combo
Cobra 1.75
Riggers Belt Cobra Belt 1.5
Double Decker TACO®
Pistol TACO®
Rifle TACO®
Bleeder/Blowout Pouch – Modular
Mag-­Net Dump Pouch
Pogey GP Pouch

You Never Know Where They’ll Show Up

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013


This time the KCRF patch showed up between two of HSGI’s newest morale patches, celebrating the TACO.

How Do You Set Up Your HSGI Sure-Grip Padded Belt?

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

NOLATAC Firearms Training owner Brannon LeBouef’s Sure-Grip Padded Belt from HSGI is loaded out with gear from Lancer Systems, Multitasker Tools, INFORCE, and G-Code Holsters.


Brannon uses 5 RTI wheels on his belt which allow him to quickly reconfigure his load based on the task.

How do you configure your war belt?

Costa Leg Rig by HSGI Now Available Through Dealers

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

The High Speed Gear Chris Costa Leg Rig is now available to ship world wide, directly from High Speed Gear as well as their dealers.

War Sport - Costa Leg Rig
Photo – War Sport Inc

The Rig, designed by Chris Costa, combines 2) Double Decker TACO®s, (1) Pistol TACO® to a padded drop leg panel. Available in Black, Smoke Green, Coyote Brown, and MultiCam with Khaki and A-TACS AU offered with additional lead time.