PROTECH Tactical Platforms now Integrated with FirstSpear Technologies


January 11, 2017

PROTECH Tactical Platforms now Integrated with FirstSpear Technologies

All Purpose Vest completes line of three tactical carriers with FirstSpear Tubes closure system

ONTARIO, California – PROTECH® Tactical, a brand of The Safariland Group, today announced it will introduce the All Purpose Vest now with FirstSpear® Tubes™ closures at the 2017 SHOT (Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor and Trade) Show. With the integration of FirstSpear’s polymer closure system, the All Purpose Vest provides full-coverage ballistic protection with an additional closure option for comfort and ease. The three carriers featuring FirstSpear Tubes – SHIFT 360™, Fast Attack Vest and All Purpose Vest – will be available with the 6/12™ load-bearing platform and will be on display at The Safariland Group booth #12762.

“One of the most popular features of our platforms is our ‘a la carte’ set-up,” said Director of Tactical Armor Brian Santimauro. “Our line of products has a broader collection of systems than anyone else in the industry. We incorporate the latest technologies and products into one system for everything from ultimate maneuverability to high-risk, full coverage operations. Our comprehensive line of ballistic packages are some of the most sought-after in the industry because of our innovation, attention to details and technology. Working with FirstSpear reinforces our commitment to engineering the best fit, form and function.”

FirstSpear Tubes closure system modernizes the tactical carriers, enhancing the ease of donning and doffing with a quick up or down single hand function. The simple motion for attaching or detaching the system capitalizes on the user’s muscle memory, ideal for stressful or high-speed scenarios. This lightweight closure system ensures the cummerbund is always positioned in the same location, which is vital for proper ballistic coverage, and mitigates the risk of misalignment and incorrect attachment.

FirstSpear 6/12 expands the breadth of load-bearing platform options for the SHIFT 360, Fast Attack Vest and All Purpose Vest. With the laser cut slits of the 6/12 technology, operators have an additional option for a lightweight platform with the ability to integrate all pouches offered in the PROTECH Tactical line.

The Shift 360, Fast Attack Vest, and All Purpose Vest provide top-of-the-line configurations for active shooter, first responder and tactical situational needs. All three platforms are ideal for high-speed maneuverability and have been redesigned with lower profile silhouettes, increased adjustment options, and a host of ballistic accessories for numerous upgrade choices. By expanding the breadth of load-bearing and closure system offerings, PROTECH Tactical is continuing to meet the needs of today’s law enforcement teams.

Pricing varies and is based on platform, ballistic panels, and additional accessories selected. For more information, please visit

About FirstSpear
FirstSpear™ was founded in 2010 by a team of experienced industry professionals and former U.S. servicemen, with the mission of rapidly designing and delivering innovative personal protective equipment and enhanced light-weight load carriage solutions to US and allied warfighters and professional users. Members of FirstSpear’s team have successfully designed, developed, and fielded some of the world’s most significant load-carriage systems currently in use by the US Department of Defense, NATO allied countries, and US Law Enforcement Agencies.

About PROTECH Tactical
PROTECH® Tactical has maintained the leading position in the tactical armor industry for more than 25 years by continually pursuing its passion to create the gear most coveted by tactical teams throughout the world. PROTECH Tactical takes pride in providing the most comprehensive offering of field proven hard and soft armor. Its cutting edge line up of ballistic tactical vests, shields, armor plates, helmets non-ballistic load-carrying systems and other accessories provide unparalleled head to toe protection. PROTECH Tactical is a part of The Safariland Group family of brands. For more information, visit

About The Safariland Group
The Safariland Group is a leading global provider of a broad range of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets. The Safariland Group offers a number of recognized brand names in these markets including Safariland®, Med-Eng®, ABA®, Second Chance®, VIEVU®, Mustang Survival®, Bianchi®, Break Free®, Protech® Tactical, Defense Technology®, Hatch®, Monadnock®, Identicator® and NIK®. The Safariland Group’s mission, “Together, We Save Lives”, is inherent in the lifesaving and protective products it delivers. The Safariland Group is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. The Safariland Group is a trade name of Safariland, LLC.

For more information about The Safariland Group and these products, please visit

Safariland is licensed to use the technology of FirstSpear®, a manufacturer of tactical equipment for elite military and law enforcement units. FirstSpear, Tubes and 6/12 are trademarks of FirstSpear, LLC, used under license.

For further information, please contact:
Chris Goddard
(781) 640-8387

Angie Mathews
(714) 768-1140


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