Spiritus Systems Medium GP Pouch

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There are a billion versions of ‘general purpose pouches’ around the world.

Well, maybe not a billion, but still a lot. Looking at all the GP pouches, they are mostly that: a medium sized pouch with probably a zipper.

In comes the Spiritus Systems Medium GP pouch!

What the hell is Spiritus Systems?

Spiritus Systems is an American company that makes their products in the USA.

I found out about them trough Instagram and they post cool product pictures almost daily! You should probably check them out…after you read this review.

Ugh, another GP pouch!

This GP pouch isn’t ‘general purpose’ because it’s just a simple pouch, it’s GP because it’s great for a lot of stuff and it’s adaptable for several uses.

It is made by quality materials in the US and has the following dimensions: 7″ x 6″ x 3″.

But this is a little bit…iffy. ‘Why?’ you may ask?

This is why:

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It looks tight, but you’ll enjoy it…

The front pocket is made with a four-way stretch material that is strong, but still stretches out to fit a pair of mechanics gloves folded in a douchy way, medical gloves, notepad, spare batteries, candy or some condoms and lube.

Filling that ‘little’ pouch up, it doesn’t push the main pouch in that much. It is dual-zipperd and has nice rubberized pull-straps.

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The stretchable pouch closes easily, filled with the work gloves.

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Rubberized pull-straps.

Looking at the main compartment of the pouch, you can see why it’s adaptable. It is completely cover with  loop velcro.

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Both interior sides of the main compartment are covered by loop velcro.

The pouch can be used with Spiritus Systems Insert Suite system. Try saying that fast ten times in a row.

You can buy the velcro attachments in a set or separately. The attachments are backed with hook velcro so you can attach them on your GP pouch or use them with all your other velcro lined gear.

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Several different options are available.

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40MM Grenades aren’t a problem.

Because a lot of you guys carry sensitive materials that you really don’t want to lose (everybody hates the numbers check at the end of a mission or exercise) they have included two tie-down loops on the interior of the pouch.

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The tie-down loops are included on both sides of the pouch.

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On the bottom of the main compartment, there is a large drain hole for you Spec Ops guys that do Scuba stuff…or for that time you fell in the creek.

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The main compartment is can be closed using the dual-zipper, also with the rubberized pull-straps.

You can attach the pouch to all your platforms using the hybrid Molle attachment system. It uses a rubberized fabric that is lightweight and looks strong. We’ll see how it holds up after a while, but I’m not worried.

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So what are the uses for this pouch? Spiritus Systems explained it best in their Youtube video (link on the bottom), but I’ll give you guys an idea.

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Oh, yeah that’s the Multicam version. I couldn’t help myself.

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The GP pouch can be used as an IFAK, using the insert suite as an organizer.

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With my order, I received some cool stickers.

I like this pouch a lot and I will definitely use it on my work rig. I do hope the stretch material keeps doing it’s job.

 

Youtube link by Spiritus Systems: https://youtu.be/Ahtdvm-372M

FMB

You can check the company out here:

http://www.spiritussystems.com

IG: @spiritussystems

All pictures property of Fire Mission Blog

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Slice a pie with the Pocket Piefighter!

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I’ve had knives most of my teen and adult life.

Growing up learning how to responsibly use and take care of my knives, I have always wanted one thing:

Owning a custom knife

While I was scrolling in my Instagram feed something caught my attention. It was the IG page of Jim, AKA @no1jimmypie AKA The Original Pieman.

Looking at his page and pictures, I found out he was a British knife maker, doing it as a hobby. His work was constantly receiving praise and his pictures were incredible.

I made up my mind:

I’m ordering a custom knife from Jim!

At the time it seemed that there were two general designs he made: The Piefighter and The Pocket Piefighter. The Pocket Piefighter (PP) being the smaller of the two.

I decided on ordering a PP.

The ordering process was pretty straight-forward: Contact Jim via DM with a picture and a description of what you want.

Looking through his pictures I found a blacked-out knife with black scales and a black blade. Knife choice: Check!

Now the sheath…: The PP comes with a kydex sheath designed to be worn on the small of your back ( the 6 o’clock position). I wanted a somewhat original sheath so I ordered the Kryptek Mandrake pattern for my sheath.

I send all the information to Jim and he informed me about the process, the price and materials that will be used.

Communication is key! and communication with Jim was excellent.

Now it was up to the Pieman! During the whole process I received pictures showing the craftsmanship that went into making my PP.

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The blades! (Picture by @no1jimmypie)

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Attaching the scales (Picture by @no1jimmypie)

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A lot of knives to be made! (Picture by @no1jimmypie)

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Finishing touches (Picture by @no1jimmypie)

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Kydex in all the colors! (Picture by @no1jimmypie)

After about two weeks, I received a package in the mail ( I get a lot of packages, the UPS and DHL guys are starting to know me).

I finally ( didn’t take that long, but I was impatient) had my very own, beautiful and custom Pocket Piefighter in my hands!

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To be honest, it was smaller than I imagined. After some use, I realized it was exactly the size I needed. (That didn’t sound wrong, did it?)

My PP was truly the work of a man with passion for blades. The handle is very nicely made and fits the palm of my hand perfectly.

The blade is blackened like requested and made of 01-Tool Steel. Let me tell you: the blade was sharp! ( Bye-Bye arm hair!)

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The Kydex sheath has enough retention to be held upside-down without the PP falling out. Which is of course a must when wearing it horizontally on your belt.

It does release the blade easily when I want to.

As previously mentioned the sheath is designed to be worn on the small of your back and is provided with two plastic loops to attach it to your belt. Attaching the loops on either side of my belt loop, the sheath stays in place. Right where I want it.

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Although the sheath is normally for horizontal carry, I did find another way to carry the blade more concealed.

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Of course I don’t recommend carrying the blade concealed in public like this, because that would be illegal.

But you could…

I have had the Pocket Piefighter for a little less than two years and the blade is still sharp and the finish is still good. People that know me are aware that I use and abuse my gear, so this is a testament of the quality of Jims’ work.

I was so impressed with his work that I gave my father and brother a PP each. Both in different colors, sheaths and finish on the blades.

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The one on the left is now my brothers’ PP

To conclude this review, you can tell I like the Pieman and his creations. Evidently I can only recommend doing business with him. Over the years he has expanded his range of designs.

You can find him on IG: @no1jimmypie

As a teaser, I’m also in the possession of a Pieman unicorn: This beauty! ( Lovingly provided by my Significant Other)

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(Picture by @no1jimmypie)

This was my first review, so if you have questions or recommendations, you can always contact me!

FMB

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Fire Mission FFE, Over!

Welcome to my blog!

It will be a blog where I review tactical and military gear. These reviews will be truthful and unfunded. The reason behind these reviews is that, beside myself, a lot of military members, armed civilians and airsofters are looking for quality gear. To help them in this “neverending journey”, I will explain why some products work or don’t work for me.

I hope you’ll find what you’re looking for.

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