First Spear was started by John and Scott Carver, who started Eagle. They were so upset with the downturn Eagle had taken and the horrible service their customers were getting (thanks to the Management of ATK) that they decided to start over and do things the right. The prices may be a bit high, but it's still made in America (Fenton, MO)
ATK/Eagle has been outsourcing to the Dominican Republic for just over 2 years now with talks of additional outsourcing to Vietnam, an easy move since they bought Blackhawk as well. My friends argue that, no matter where it's made, it still has to pass Eagle's quality control. After the nosedive customer service took, how do we know they're not lowering the level of QC as well?
Yeah? You still in and your unit allow personal gear or just for yourself? I definitely have the inclination to upgrade my Interceptor... leading contender right now would be the BCS OTV conversion with cummerbund. That way I can re-use the 3a soft-armor. Doesn't have quick release, but still kinda hard to justify dropping 3 more Franklins when it's just going to sit there in my safe most of the time. I would probably feel a bit silly wearing that out shooting. Though I do appreciate "train like you fight," don't see myself in a real fight, I guess.
It does look pretty cool, though. So does the BFG SOC-C.