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first-spear tubes
« on: October 25, 2018, 08:18:44 AM »
Does anyone know where to source 2 inch tubes? I'm not looking for a large quantity.

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Re: first-spear tubes
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2018, 11:18:52 AM »
You have to email First Spear, then they will send you a form with pricing and an EUC. You sign the EUC, email it back and get it approved. Once that is done you can call them on the phone and order them. You promise you aren't going to sell the buckles or anything made with the buckles outside the US. IIRC the company that has the rights to outside US sales doesn't sell them and you can't interfere with the arrangement between FS and I think it's a French company that has the overseas distribution.

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Re: first-spear tubes
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2018, 11:50:38 AM »
in Europe it is NFM that has the licens agreement. Atleast we have the 2M ROC alternative

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Re: first-spear tubes
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2018, 09:36:53 PM »
We have applied to be able to use FS Tubes as an OEM. There was an application form, an avidavit and you must provide a written company profile, along with industry references. No guarantee they will approve.

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Re: first-spear tubes
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2018, 01:30:59 AM »
NFM doesn't sell Tubes to anyone AFAIK.
You can also use the new Duraflex buckles that were designed for Lindnerhof in the first place.
However the ROC buckles are better noted by users when compared to Tubes.

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Re: first-spear tubes
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2018, 04:35:32 AM »
Where do you buy the linderholf buckles?

The Danish police are getting new bodyarmor from NFM and one of the feedbacks from the tactical system is that the FS tubes makes alot sound. Never heard this about the ROC buckles.

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Re: first-spear tubes
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2018, 05:35:30 AM »
NFM sells Tubes via Norsegear for €18,43 a pop...
https://www.norsegear.com/firstspear-tubes-set-4-acetal-tan-499

What about the new National Molding variant? Anyone tried them? Should be easier to source in general.

Sound was apparently a problem with 1st gen Tubes. Would be surprised if NFM had a lot of old ones laying around.
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Re: first-spear tubes
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2018, 07:51:40 AM »

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Re: first-spear tubes
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2018, 03:55:47 AM »
Pretty cool they have them in 1inch

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Re: first-spear tubes
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2018, 12:45:22 PM »
sorry guys I posted this already in the wrong part but it's still relevant https://www.psigear.net/

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Re: first-spear tubes
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2018, 05:45:43 PM »
sorry guys I posted this already in the wrong part but it's still relevant https://www.psigear.net/

Have seen these for some time, and each time I see it I look at the two little attachment loops and think "Man, that's a small piece to take all the strain of whatever you are using it for."  Torque is a thing, and I try to over-engineer everything just because I know people will push it to its limits.  Even with the history behind FirstSpear and Eagle, I have had no problem working with them whenever I needed Tubes, and although they aren't perfect, I have yet to have a customer say they don't like them.

That being said, the Tactik buckle is pretty sweet, and although I'll still undoubtedly have requests for Tubes on the individual request side, I know at work we're looking forward to widespread availability of the Tactik...

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Re: first-spear tubes
« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2018, 12:55:23 AM »
There is also a European option made by 2M due emme (what a strange name)

https://www.tacticaltrim.de/2M-ROC-80-Quick-Release-Set-Tan_1

I just ordered a couple to modify my own plate carrier and do some field testing

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Re: first-spear tubes
« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2018, 05:51:11 AM »
NFM sells Tubes via Norsegear for €18,43 a pop...
https://www.norsegear.com/firstspear-tubes-set-4-acetal-tan-499


To be specific, the issue is not with buying Tubes as much as buying them at a reasonable wholesale price. Anyway that ship has sailed as far as we're concerned.

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Re: first-spear tubes
« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2018, 08:25:23 AM »
There is also a European option made by 2M due emme (what a strange name)

https://www.tacticaltrim.de/2M-ROC-80-Quick-Release-Set-Tan_1

I just ordered a couple to modify my own plate carrier and do some field testing

Ya, I think i'm going this route. Thanks for the help.

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Re: first-spear tubes
« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2018, 09:23:24 AM »
NFM sells Tubes via Norsegear for €18,43 a pop...
https://www.norsegear.com/firstspear-tubes-set-4-acetal-tan-499


To be specific, the issue is not with buying Tubes as much as buying them at a reasonable wholesale price. Anyway that ship has sailed as far as we're concerned.
The "..." replaced a fairly long rant about the pricing that I figured was too unprofessional to post here ;)
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