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  • Range Day with Propper
    On May 5, we invited local law enforcement agencies from all over eastern Missouri to put our armor to the test. We shot soft armor and hard plates up to Level IV and then let the officers try to defeat it with their own weapons. Afterward, they learned pistol manipulation skills and shoot-don’t-shoot decision-making techniques from world-renowned tactical trainer and Propper Brand Ambassador Wes ...
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  • US Military Camo Through the Years
    Sources:  http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/10/21/evolution-us-military-camouflage-from-basic-green-and-khaki-to-digital-patterns-and-beyond.html https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2014/08/01/history-camouflage-military-united-states/13485491/ https://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2012/jul/14/us-military-camouflage-history-pictures
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  • 4PV-FEM Review: Comfortable Protection
    Guest post by Jessica Cioci, Alliance (OH) PD I have been using the Propper 4PV-FEM for the past year and, ladies, listen up: this is the most comfortable vest I have worn to date. This vest must be custom fit by someone who has knowledge of the system or you will have comfort issues, so make sure to double check when you order this vest from Propper. They have staff that can help you find a ven...
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  • US Army: A Legacy of Service
    In many ways, we take for granted that we have an army to protect us and fight in times of war. After all, they’ve always been here, haven’t they? Like many other aspects of our relatively young country, the Army has undergone changes over the past nearly two and half centuries, starting before it was even officially the fighting force of the United States. As the original 13 colonies faced impen...
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  • Propper Donates Portion of Memorial Day Week Proceeds to USO of Missouri
    St. Charles, MO — Missouri-based Propper International teamed up with the USO of Missouri to donate a portion of online sales totaling $7,452 in honor of Memorial Day and to further the USO’s mission to “strengthen America's military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation.” “Propper has supported our fighting men and women for ...
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  • D-Day by the Numbers
    Despite heavy losses of men and equipment, D-Day set in motion the eventual end of World War II, as Allied forces drove Germany out of France through the combination of the amphibious beach assault and in-country paratrooper drops behind enemy lines, effectively surrounding the German army and cutting off their supply lines. Sources: http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/03/world/europe/d-day-fast-facts/ ...
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  • History of Memorial Day
    General John A. Logan’s name probably doesn’t ring a bell for most people, but the day we now call Memorial Day was originally his idea – at least partially. On May 5, 1866, just over a year after the end of the Civil War, the tiny hamlet of Waterloo, New York, closed up their shops for the day and decorated the headstones of fallen soldiers with flowers to commemorate their sacrifice. Little did ...
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  • Propper Teams Up with Richard Petty Driving Experience
    Leading military uniform and tactical gear company Propper International has joined the ranks of NASCAR sponsors with a one-year partnership with Richard Petty Driving Experience. In addition to providing apparel and gear to Richard Petty Driving Experience staff, Propper has wrapped one of the RPDE racecars in its company colors and logo, with the number 50 on the sides and top in honor of Propp...
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  • Kinetics: Focused Motion
    Guest post by Joe Houser ki·net·ic kəˈnedik/ adjective: relating to or resulting from motion. I’m not much of a science guy. I’ve never taken a physics class. But I was aware of the term “kinetic energy.” It’s common in the shooting world because we need to know the kinetic energy of a bullet. Simply put, the kinetic energy of an object is the energy that it produces due to its motion. The word...
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  • Happy Birthday, Army Reserve!
    To many people, the Army Reserve seems like a fairly modern concept. The Army has been around since the Revolutionary War, but what about the Army Reserve? As we celebrate its birthday this week (April 23), let’s look back at its history and see how old it really is. Origin As long as there have been wars, armies around the world have kept reserve forces of some sort. There was always a need for e...
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  • After Action Review: Packable Waterproof Jacket
    Guest post by Joe Houser No excuses. It’s a popular phrase. We see it in motivational posters, hear it from professional athletes, and may even hear it from our boss. It’s all over the place. But it’s still funny that it came to mind when thinking about the Propper Packable Waterproof Jacket – No Excuses. Many of us work and play outside. With that comes the chance of rain (unless it’s below fre...
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  • Dressing for Transitional Seasons
    Ah, spring! The time of year when flowers bloom, grass grows, trees regain their leaves, and you get rained on at the range. If you live in the middle latitudes, mornings and evenings are chilly and afternoons vary from cold and wet to hot as the dickens. Selecting the uniform of the day is more than a little challenging. You’ll start off the morning wearing everything you own, take most of it o...
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  • Get to Know Tatiana Whitlock
    In part two of our four-part series, we meet Brand Ambassador Tatiana Whitlock and learn about her journey from working in a plastics factory to becoming a premier tactical trainer. What is your background – tactical and otherwise? My family is comprised of musicians, engineers, designers, and entrepreneurs. A few of whom hunted recreationally once in a while. Guns were not a part of my life aside...
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  • Body Armor 101 - Part 2
    In part two of the series, we look at additional factors that impact which armor works the best for your agency and how to optimize its functionality. Factors that Impact Armor Effectiveness While body armor is rugged and durable, it’s not impenetrable under all conditions. Several factors determine how well it works beyond just its design. Moisture – Water can wreak havoc on soft armor. As the f...
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  • Body Armor 101 - Part 1
    How Do You Choose the Right One? There are tons of body armor options out there for departments and individual first responders to choose among. From soft inserts to ceramic plates to carriers, which ones are right for your needs? To better understand the choices, let’s go step by step through the various types of armor, threat levels, and certification processes. Types of Armor The two most comm...
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  • Get to Know Wes Doss
    This is part one of a four-part series where you learn more about our new Brand Ambassadors, from their tactical training background to what they do for fun. This week we’re featuring Wes Doss, who has a lengthy history of military and law enforcement tactical training and instruction, a PhD, and an affinity for a good cigar. What is your background – tactical and otherwise? As a teen in Flagstaff...
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  • Presidents’ Day – A Conglomeration of Holidays
    Every third Monday in February, as a country we honor the 45 men who have served as President of the United States. But it didn’t start out that way. The original holiday, which started in 1880 and became a federal holiday in 1885, was in celebration of George Washington’s birthday, February 22. Its sole purpose was to honor America’s first president by paying homage to his accomplishments as both...
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  • Love Your Gear: The UC Pack
    It’s February and love is in the air. Not just the romance of Valentine’s Day, but a relationship near and dear to every tactically-minded, self-protection-focused gear junkie who loves to carry everything in a pack that suits them perfectly: you and your favorite backpack. Like many relationships, a love affair with backpacks can sometimes be a bit, well, disappointing. A letdown. It starts out s...
  • SHOT Show 2017 Recap
    Another wacky and wonderful SHOT Show has come and gone, with great new products and initiatives announced for the upcoming year. Our booth was abuzz with activity: sales rep meetings, new product showcases, media interviews, Brand Ambassador meet-and-greets – we had it all! Here is a brief rundown of the week that was SHOT Show 2017: Booth visitors received a free 50th Anniversary commemorative p...
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  • The USO: Serving Troops Since 1941
    February 4 marks the 76th birthday of the USO, the organization United States service personnel have called their “home away from home” since World War II. Founded by Mary Ingraham in 1941, the USO provides morale and recreation services to US military personnel around the world and stateside. President Franklin Roosevelt had a vision to unite several existing service organizations – the Salvation...
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  • New Product Spotlight
    The week of SHOT Show is always busy in the tactical industry, as companies roll out their new products for the new year – from guns to scopes to ammo to bags to the latest in tactical gear and apparel. Here’s what Propper has in store for 2017. Propper Kinetic™ Pant: Potential Unleashed The next generation of go-anywhere-do-anything tactical pants for men and women is here in the modern and comf...
  • After Action Review: 3-in-1 Hardshell Parka
    Guest post by Joe Houser We are in the depths of winter. I live in the north. Many call us Midwestern. But if you are from here or have spent much time here, you know what I’m talking about. It’s the north. It’s really cold and we get a good amount of snow. It’s not snow amounts like they get in the mountains. But did I mention that it gets really cold? Oh, and then there is duration. Anyone ca...
  • Propper Celebrates 50 Years
    We're turning 50 this year! And to honor our strong history and our commitment to build upon that heritage, Propper is celebrating all year long with promotions and special events throughout 2017, starting with the launch of a redesigned website, an iconic 50th Anniversary logoed badge and a brand new corporate video chronicling the company’s heritage and vision for the future. Started in 1967 by ...
  • SHOT Show 2017 Schedule
    Propper International is proud to announce its exciting SHOT Show 2017 schedule of events, including special guest appearances by the four new Brand Ambassadors. Propper’s booth (#10764) will also feature the complete new product lineup for 2017, starting with the introduction of the revolutionary Kinetic tactical pant with NEXstretch fabric, in both men’s and women’s versions, designed to unleas...
  • After Action Review: Covert Shirt
                Guest post by Joe Houser Perfect Casual Concealed Carry & Travel Shirt Typically, men’s shirts all seem to be the same. Find a color that you like in a size that fits and you’re all set. Features are few and tend to begin and end with button-down collars. But the folks at Propper have a saying, “For almost 50 years, making tactical gear with a purpose has been our way of life.” They d...
  • Military Holiday Traditions
    One of the toughest assignments for anyone in the military is being away from home during the holiday season. Duty stations far away can be especially lonely this time of year, missing loved ones and many family traditions. While nothing can replace celebrating at home, over the years the military branches have tried hard to ease the burden of overseas duty during the holiday, and the troops thems...
  • Tatiana Whitlock Joins Propper Team
    St. Charles, MO — Propper International is proud to announce a partnership with defensive firearms instructor Tatiana Whitlock as a new brand ambassador. “We are excited to be partnering with Tatiana as she joins our corps of ambassadors,” said John Negrau, Propper’s Director of E-Commerce. “Tatiana brings years of expertise in both firearms instruction and self-defense, and we are pleased she has...
  • Men’s Stretch Tactical Pant Review
                Guest post by Joe Houser A Tough but Comfortable Pair of Pants Tactical pants have been a mainstay in the shooting and first responder communities for years. Whether you wear them by choice or are required as part of your uniform, most of us have at least one pair in the closet. I have to admit I wasn’t a big fan of tac pants until recently. They were heavy, hot, and uncomfortable. I’...
  • After Action Review: OTS XL Bag
                Guest post by Joe Houser Propper has a great lineup of bags. I’ve been using their duffles, backpacks, and gun cases going on two years. But the bag that I use most frequently is their large sling bag called the Propper OTS™ XL. Propper makes two OTS bags, but my focus is on the extra-large version, the XL. I’ve never said that I wish a bag was smaller. It always seems like I need mo...
  • After Action Review: M65 Field Coat
                Guest post by Joe Houser It’s November and we are starting to get a chill in the air in the Midwest. It’s football, pumpkin, and jacket weather. I’m a little more excited about this than normal as I get to don the new M65 Field Coat from Propper. Now the M65’s design isn’t new. It’s the third upgrade of a design which began during WWII as the M43 and later, during the Korean War, as t...
  • A History of Veterans Day
    Every November 11, patriotic Americans set aside time to honor military veterans, both alive and passed, and thank and remember them for their service. Today we call this special day Veterans Day. But it wasn't always called that. In fact, it wasn't even a national holiday for a long time. Originally called Armistice Day, the holiday commemorated the end of World War I on November 11, 1918, when f...
  • Tactical Pants that Don’t Look Tactical
    You know the style. Big, baggy pockets on the outside, held closed by large, obvious flaps. Pockets in places normal pants don’t have them, like along the outside of the leg or near the knee. Tactical pants typically look like tactical pants. But sometimes you don’t want to look so, well, tactical. What if you want to blend in and not “look the part”? While there is a very useful purpose for these...
  • Steve Fisher Partners with Propper
    St. Charles, MO — Propper International is proud to announce a partnership with Steve Fisher, internationally-renowned tactical trainer and owner of Sentinel Concepts, as a new brand ambassador. “This is an exciting time for Propper as we continue to build on our commitment to the law enforcement and civilian tactical markets,” said John Negrau, Propper’s Director of E-Commerce. “Steve brings deca...
  • William Petty Teams Up with Propper
    St. Charles, MO — Propper International is proud to announce a partnership with senior firearms instructor William Petty as a new brand ambassador. “This is a terrific new opportunity for both Petty and Propper as we continue to build on our commitment to the law enforcement and tactical training communities,” said John Negrau, Propper’s Director of E-Commerce. “Petty’s years of experience as an i...
  • New Brand Ambassador: Wes Doss
    Internationally-Renowned Trainer Partners with Propper for 2017 St. Charles, MO — Propper International is proud to announce a partnership with internationally-renowned tactical trainer Wes Doss, founder and president of Khyber Interactive Associates, as a new brand ambassador. “We are excited to have Wes on board,” said John Negrau, Propper’s Director of E-Commerce. “Wes and his team at Khyber br...
  • Get the Stink Out
    Anti-odor technology is right under your nose We all sweat. Welcome to the human race. Even on the coldest days, if you move around enough you’ll start to perspire. And forget those hot summer days when everyone has armpit stains! We’ve all heard of moisture-wicking materials that lift the sweat, magically cooling you off and taking care of those tell-tale sweat marks. But what about the smell? I...
  • New ACUs Are Here!
    9 Important Changes The new ACUs are here! As the largest supplier of US military uniforms, Propper always strives to stay up-to-date on any changes to Department of Defense specs. So we are excited to announce the new ACUs trousers and coat are now in stock. Uniforms have evolved over the years as needs changed and combat conditions called for new requirements. The Army recently updated the specs...
  • Waterproof Boots
    What exactly makes them waterproof? Your boots take a beating. Through slop, mud, rain, puddles. Whether you’re clearing an abandoned house that leaked from last night’s rain or you've been called out to rescue climbers injured from a fall down a muddy hill, you need boots that will keep your feet dry yet also let sweat from a hard day’s work evaporate and not bog down your socks. In the old days,...
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  • Interview with Practically Tactical
    Propper recently became a sponsor of Practically Tactical, so we wanted to talk with them and let host Nick Humphries tell you a bit more about who they are and what they do. What is the inspiration for the show? The show’s inspiration came from events that forced me to take a deeper look at self-defense and protecting my family, and thus searching for the most effective ways to do so. We have fo...
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  • EMS Pants – What are all those pockets for?
    Why Do You Need So Many of Them? First responders need everything at the ready, with quick access to bandages, syringes, shears, gloves – even pens and penlights. Patients need immediate assistance with no time for EMS workers to run back and forth from the ambulance to the scene getting what they need. There’s no time to waste. But how do they keep it all together and handy? In the early days – ...
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