High Speed Gear Celebrates 25 Years of Innovation

The company began in 1999, producing equipment for members of the U.S. Marine Corps.

posted on May 21, 2024
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High Speed Gear (HSG), a leading manufacturer of tactical gear, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and introducing the Gen 2 TACO Line. This revolutionary update to the iconic TACO series marks a new era of sleekness, lightness and versatility.

HSG started as a small custom shop in 1999, producing equipment for members of the U.S. Marine Corps at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. Word of the quality spread and the company has grown to become the largest full-time employer in Swansboro, NC. Its distinct and innovative products, including the TACO and Sure-Grip Padded Belt, are battle proven and 100-percent American made.

In 2018, HSG Products Group acquired Houston, TX-based Comp-Tac. That company was established in 2000 and specializes in holsters for tactical, competition and concealed carry use.

“Celebrating our 25th anniversary with the launch of our next generation TACO is symbolic to what we have accomplished and how we will continue into the future,” said Bill Babboni, chief revenue officer at HSG Products Group. “This milestone is truly a testament to our ongoing commitment to providing the highest quality, most innovative gear for our customers. The Gen 2 TACOs embody our love of what we do and who we do it for!”

Designed to meet the evolving needs of military operators, law enforcement officers and tactical enthusiasts, the Gen 2 TACO line appearing during the company’s 25th anniversary is a timely reminder of HSG’s innovative approach to design. One of ithe standout features is construction from laser-cut nylon laminate wrapped over a woven thermoplastic core. The result is a 20 reduction in weight, without loss of durability or functionality. The contoured molded sides facilitate effortless magazine insertion and the integral shock cord provides user-adjustable retention. It also features 1/2-inch interval MOLLE on the back for added versatility.


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