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AO Small Chest-Rig From HSGI

Monday, March 25th, 2013

The HSGI AO Small Chest-Rig was designed in collaboration with Advanced Outfitters. It’s a simple design for the recreational shooter incorporating 3 columns of 8-channel PALS webbing. It can also be transformed into a monster rig with a pair of MOTDs. HSGI also offers the DOUBLE DECKER VALUE COMBO which is the AO Small Chest-Rig packaged with 3 Double Decker Tacos, and the HSGI bleeder blowout pouch. This video is brought to you by Labzero Productions.

HSGI 1.5″ Cobra Belt Official Release

Friday, March 8th, 2013

High Speed Gear has released their Battle Proven Tactical Nylon Gear version of the 1.5” Cobra Belt. The belt is constructed to the same strengths and durability as the standard Cobra belt, but designed for those who need a daily wearer around the office or out in the field.


The 1.5” Cobra belt will be available in a variety of colors with initial offerings allowing the end user to select their size, buckle, and belt color.

Cobra Buckle Colors:
Foliage Green

Belt Colors:
Urban Grey

The 1.5” Cobra Belt is built with the same specifications as their standard Cobra Riggers Belt but without the D-Ring. Sewn with Bonded 138 nylon thread and laminated with an industrial strength adhesive to give more rigidity and stiffness.

Note – High Speed Gear 1.5” and 2” Cobra Belts are NOT Labeled or Certified for Climbing or use as Life Saving Equipment.

Sneak Peek – New Belt Coming from HSGI

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

New Belt from HSGI

Courtesy of the fine folks at HSGI, here is a peek at a forthcoming 1.5″ belt in Coyote, lined in loop Velcro. The quality of these products, proudly crafted on the Carolina Coast, speaks for itself.

Extreme Outfitters/HSGI Facebook Contest

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013


Help Extreme Outfitters hit 6000 ‘Likes’ on Facebook for your chance to win. In conjunction with High Speed Gear, Extreme Outfitters is giving away a Sure Grip Belt. Color and size of the belt will be the choice of the winner.

RCS ModuLoader Frames Are Meant For HSGI Tacos

Friday, November 30th, 2012


Raven Concealment Systems prepared this graphic to explain that their new ModuLoader Frames are intended specifically for use with the HSGI family of TACOs.

They also provided this clarification:

Frames are made to work specifically with HSGI Taco pouches. Taco pouches have a number of features that work with the Frames to hold the pouch in place. All Taco pouches have three horizontal rows of 1″ webbing with no space in between the rows. The Taco pouches for rifle magazines are tacked down the center of these three rows to create two separate channels. On the Taco pouches, by selecting which two rows of webbing you pass the Frame through will allow you to adjust the ride height of the Taco.

If you want to use another type or brand of pouch on the Frames, the pouch must have AT LEAST two rows of 1″ webbing WITH NO SPACE IN BETWEEN THEM. Rifle mag carriers must also be tacked down the center to create two channels. Many MOLLE/PALS pouches do not have these features and thus will not mount correctly to the Frames.

Additionally, the HSGI Taco pouches are sewn with very tight tolerances. One of the main complaints about Tacos is that they are very difficult to mount to a MOLLE platform, and much of that difficulty is due to how tightly the PALS channels are sewn. To work with the Taco pouches, the fingers on the Frames were spaced at one inch intervals instead of 1 1/8″ or 1 1/2″. While this spacing fits the Tacos perfectly, it is too close together to match up with most other pouches.

Most of the other types of pouches we tried on the Frame had a tendency to slide around (either vertically or horizontally) because of the more generous spacing of the MOLLE/PALS interface. Also, most other types of pouches are wider than the Tacos due to their construction. This makes fitting more than one pouch on a frame side by side less than ideal.


Friday, November 30th, 2012

At this point all we have is a peep, but every War Sport Industries LVOA AR will come packed in a DBAG manufactured by HSGI.

Sold Out in 30 Min…and Crashed the System

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

Sold Out in 30 Min…and Crashed the System” came the headlines after the second batch of Costa’s Leg Rigs cleared the shelves in record time. Now, a third batch is on its way. This time around, I certainly hope that they’ve worked out the supply and website bug issues.


The first time Costa sold his leg rigs, they proved very popular and they sold right out. To me, it was marketing genius. They weren’t sure how well the Leg Rigs would sell so they took a page from their carbine sales with Larue Tactical and only made a short run to make sure that they weren’t left holding on to any. A second batch was offered and same story. Fair enough. It if works once, why not twice? Now, here we are with batch number three coming this week. They’ve well established a market demand so I’ll reiterate my comments earlier, “This time around, I certainly hope that they’ve worked out the supply and website bug issues.”

At this point, I’d say to offer the third batch as a short run is just flat out tired. HSGI is a great company with a long history but if they can’t keep up with the demand I can happily put them in touch with plenty of companies who can keep up. I realize that the product uses HSGI’s proprietary TACO mag holders as components, but that doesn’t mean that they have to manufacture them.

Then, there’s the software issues. I remember warning them when they launched the site to make sure that they could handle the traffic. It’s great to see Costa Ludus hit that level that demand crashes the system but I can assure you from personal experience, there’s nothing worse than infrastructure that can’t keep up with demand. Time to upgrade the system guys.

If you’re looking to purchase a Costa Leg Rig, I’m told they will be on sale again on Monday at 1300 EST. Let’s hope that from here on out, it will be a stocking item. It looks to be a great design for training. Available in MultiCam, Coyote Brown, Smoke Green and Black.

Costa Leg Rig Reviewed

Monday, October 1st, 2012


Last week, Costa Ludus released their custom leg rig. Built by High Speed Gear Inc, it incorporates their TACO mag pouches mounted to a platform mounted to the belt via two 1″ straps along with a single leg strap.

Now consider this. Costa Ludus has 100 of these in stock and they sold out in less than 1 hour. When Chris Costa released his pistol, it sold out in 5 minutes and before that he had sold out a 125 custom run gun with LaRue in less than 24 hours. Those rifles were going for about $2800 a piece. You can poopoo Costa or any other tactical trainer for that manner, but when I see numbers like that, I sit up and take notice. So does industry and so should you. If anything, you need to consider why, regardless of how you feel about him.

The Gear Locker conducted a review of the product which you can read here.

As we understand it, Costa Ludus is working on a resupply. When this happens they will be available at We’ve also heard there should be some solid color versions to go along with MultiCam.