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Details on the New NOC Armor from FirstSpear / Renegade Armor

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

We have you a teaser last week of FirstSpear’s patent pending NOC (Non Official Cover) armor developed in conjunction with Renegade Armor. We promised some additional info and here it is.

Sneak Peek – FirstSpear and Renegade Armor Collaborate to Introduce the NOC

Friday, January 10th, 2014

NOC - Behind The Scenes

A Collaboration Between FirstSpear and Renegade Armor, the Patent Pending NOC is unlike any other soft armor/carrier package you’ve ever worn. Be sure to try it out at the FirstSpear Range Day on Monday in sunny Las Vegas, NV.

FirstSpear Media Range Day

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

FirstSpear, along with Renegade Armor, Wilcox, and Aimpoint, sponsored a media range day at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department firing range. Three ranges were set up, with the first two featuring rifles by H&K and LMT, and pistols by Nighthawk Custom and SIG Sauer. The third range featured something a bit more exotic: rifles by FERFRANS, who are known for their Delayed Sear Activation System. This system made the 7.5″ 5.56 SCW PDW very controllable when fired in full-auto. It’s also very likely this system was responsible for reducing the felt recoil of the 7.62 SOACR near 5.56 levels. Wilcox also had demonstrations of their breaching torch technology; seeing the torch used to melt through rebar as quickly as it did was impressive. Overall, it was a great media day that offered the chance to try out some truly fantastic firearms. And, I got to spend it with Tactical Fanboy who wrote this article from his perspective. BTW, the photo of him with the FERFRANS SOACR is a snapshot in time. There are no rounds in the gun and he has just been handed it by the RSO. Also, his finger isn’t on the trigger.

Check Out American Armor Attire at SHOT Show

Monday, January 14th, 2013

American Armor Attire

Last Fall I had to opportunity to meet with a small company in Fredricksburg, Virginia that makes bespoke suits. Granted, in the DC area there are plenty of tailors. What makes these guys different is that they make armored suits. In addition to three piece suits with armor panels, they also make armored dress shirts.

Owners Abbas Haider and Robert Davis began the work as a project at the University of Mary Washington and over time transformed it into American Armor Attire after graduation. Renegade Armor, also located in the area supplies the ballistic material to them. The result is the access to a custom tailored suit with armor built in. These guys know what they are doing. You would never know that the clothing that I was shown was armored. And, their location is ideal. It’s close enough to DC so that they have access to a very large market but far enough out that they can get some work done.

Representatives from American Armor Attire will be available at SHOT Show in the FirstSpear / Renegade Armor booth #8103.

FirstSpear TTPOA T-shirts

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

TTPOA starts tomorrow. If you’re on hand, make sure you stop by the FirstSpear booth to get your FR “Back of the Hand” FirstSpear/DRIFIRE/Renegade T-Shirt.

Tactical Floatation Support System

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

PECI Flotation LLC has introduced new armor compatible form factors of their highly popular Tactical Floatation Support System. Available with Overt (yellow) or Covert (black) bladders, TFSS provides 45 pounds of positive floatation in seawater at 33 feet, 57 pounds at 15 feet and 80 pounds on the surface. Additionally, TFSS has a safety confirmation for both staticline and MFF parachute operations from the US Army Developmental Test Command.

TFSS has been integrated into several armor designs including those by FirstSpear. In fact, FirstSpear is an early adopter. They immediately saw the lifesaving potential and went right to work on adapting their systems to accommodate TFSS. TFSS is not only a great way to provide emergency buoyancy it’s also low weight and volume compared to alternatives. FirstSpear’s integration is seamless and you won’t even know it’s there.

As you can see, Renegade Armor is offering TFSS as a stand alone system or integrated into any one of a variety of armor carriers.

Occupy the Range 2012

Monday, January 16th, 2012

Sponsored by (in no particular order) Smith Optics Elite Division, Elite Defense, FirstSpear, Renegade Armor, Magnum, and L3Warrior Systems Insight, Occupy the Range 2012 is on!




Diamondhead USA and Orion Design Group are also on hand as well as our friends from Army Times Gear Scout!


Let the games begin!

NTOA – Renegade Armor

Sunday, September 18th, 2011


Renegade Armor is aptly named. Unlike other companies that concentrate on nylon armor carriers, Renegade prefers to be nylon agnostic. Rather than push a line of carriers, they work with the customer to identify requirements and offer a solution based on threats, duty, and resources.

Armed with this data, Renegade Armor can recommend an armor insert and carrier combination to the client.