HS Gear was formed by public safety professionals and soldiers initially to help our co-workers, team members, unit colleagues, etc... get good gear for less. There is a ton of really lousy gear on the market, and it'll cost you top dollar. From the beginning the crew here wanted to play with cool gear - who doesn't? But buying it at retail prices was breaking our banks. So we sat around and tried to figure out how to get "the good stuff" for less money. Mike Silverman, our fearless leader, owned a business with an existing retail license - Health Services Group. He trains medics of all sorts. Mike is also the only one who had any money of the group, so Mike was the ring leader. We sat around with a bunch of our favorite ales and made up a "wish list" of all the stuff we really thought would be cool to buy for less. We came up with about 25 top items - mostly BDU's and packs - and made up an order form to hand out at drills and roll calls. We really only wanted the thing to pay for our own stuff. We never planned on it being a real live business.