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  • Will you be at SHOT Show in Vegas next week? Here’s a sneak peek at what you’ll see at the Propper booth (#10764)! NEW Products Kinetic is energy in motion. What is possible comes alive. The new Kinetic® line of pants, shorts, and shirts is crafted from durable NEXStretch™ mechanical stretch fiber specially designed to move the way you move. Quick, decisive, tough. Ripstop fabric holds up agains...

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  • Whether on duty or off, one of the most trusted tools is your handy flashlight. If you’re like most, you keep one with you all the time. A good rule of thumb is: if you carry a gun, carry a flashlight. (The same rule applies to guns and trauma kits, but that’s for another article.) In the old days, the only “tactical” flashlights were big, bulky, heavy monstrosities that ate D cell batteries and w...

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  • Wearing sunglasses on duty does more than make you look cool. It can protect your eyes from harmful radiation and reduce blinding glare, and might even save your life. But what type of sunglasses work the best for a law enforcement application? Polarization Let’s start with the basic question of polarization. Conventional wisdom says that polarized lenses are better, mostly because the marketing f...

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  • St. Charles, MO — Law enforcement and tactical gear manufacturer Propper International is opening a new showroom inside their St. Charles County headquarters to serve the local law enforcement community. The new 2,000 square foot facility is adjacent to the in-house Design Lab located inside Propper’s corporate headquarters at 17 Research Park Drive in the Missouri Research Park, at the corner of ...

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  • December 7, 1941, will forever be remembered as “the date that will live in infamy.” As President Franklin Delano Roosevelt delivered those historic words before Congress on December 8, smoke still poured from the heavily damaged battleships USS Arizona and USS Oklahoma, six other battleships, and 11 smaller vessels after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, headquarters of the US Navy’s Pacific F...

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  • It’s a tool you hope you never use. You’d be just fine if it sits in your trunk, closet, or truck bed and collects dust. But one day you might need to get out fast and you’ll be glad you have the right items in your bugout bag. Before we talk about what to put in your BOB, understand this is a temporary solution, with only enough supplies to get you to a permanent location. You won’t be able to l...

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  • Propper is the official apparel sponsor of this season of "Guns & Gear" from Gun Talk Media and was featured in an episode that ran this summer on the Sportsman Channel. Catch host Ryan Gresham and Propper Content Manager David Workman talking about the great benefits of the Kinetic Pants, and Greg Lapin demonstrates the incredible anti-pilling properties of the Snag Free Polos.

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  • St. Charles, MO – Propper International is proud to introduce competitive shooter Mandy Bachman as the new Brand Ambassador. A decorated member of the Wilson Combat Shooting Team, Bachman competes in IDPA and other competitive shooting matches throughout the country and instructs defensive handgun classes. A rising star in competitive shooting, Bachman started shooting in 2015 and quickly jumped ...

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  • The US Navy has changed a lot since 1775, but it has always been the nation’s premier maritime fighting force. October 13 marks the Navy’s 242nd birthday, celebrating a mission that started as the Continental Navy, established during the Revolutionary War but not to fight the mighty British fleet. In fact, the Navy was designed to work with privateers to run tactical raids on the transports that s...

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  • Why don’t all pants fit the same? What does “Athletic Fit” mean? How about “Classic Fit” or “Relaxed Fit”? Aren’t pants just pants, plain and simple? Not really. Each fit is constructed for a different purpose. Just like pants come in different waist and inseam sizes, they also come in a variety of styles or fits. So how exactly are the various types of fit defined? The first challenge is that fit...

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  • It’s hard to imagine a time when airplanes weren’t part of the military, but considering the Wright Brothers flew at Kitty Hawk for the first time in December 1903, they’ve only been around a little over a century. The first recorded use of a plane by the US military was August 1909 when a Wright Model A was purchased by the US Army Signal Corps. Lacking the horsepower necessary to carry more tha...

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  • Imagine a future where everyone on your team could wear the same style vest but load it out for their specific job. One vest, multiple configurations. What if that vest already existed? Introducing the Propper® Switch Vest, an all-in-one with the flexibility to go from concealed slick to sniper to loaded-out breacher – even EMT. One vest, many roles. Scalable to any mission, the Switch Vest offers...

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  • Today marks the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, that toppled both towers of the World Trade Center in New York, left gaping holes in the side of the Pentagon and a field in Shanksville, PA, and cost the lives of nearly 3,000 Americans. What started out as a beautiful fall Tuesday morning in New York City quickly turned ominous at 8:45 EST as hijacked American Airlin...

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V-J Day Anniversary

  • On September 2, 1945, Imperial Japan formally surrendered to the Allies, bringing to a close the four-year conflict between Japan and the United States and effectively ending World War II. Following the United States’ bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9 and the Russian invasion of Japanese-occupied Manchuria, Emperor Hirohito announced on August 15 that Japan would stop its war e...

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  • Pilots often ask, “Why would anyone jump out of a perfectly good airplane?” But you would if it’s your job. If you’re a member of an airborne division, it’s what you do on a regular basis. And if you’re a member of the heralded 82nd Airborne, you may find yourself floating silently through the dark night sky, touching down quietly deep behind enemy lines. August 25 marks the 100th anniversary of t...

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  • How effective is Propper body armor? Some local police officers found out for themselves, starting with basic handgun shots, one at a time, then increasing the cadence on the soft armor until multiple rounds hit in quick sequence. Hard armor was reserved for rifle rounds, the typical threat for those who enter high-risk situations. In all, we shot: - Hard armor- Soft armor- 40+ rounds of various c...

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  • The new Propper® RevTac Pant is a modernized update to our flagship tactical pant. Look more professional without sacrificing function. "We wanted to create a pant that didn’t scream tactical, yet offered the functional features everyone who wears tactical pants is looking for," said Joe Ruggeri, senior vice president of merchandising and product development. "Customers have been asking for a more...

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  • Guest post by Joe Houser In midsummer heat, most of us would be more comfortable in shorts. But sometimes it’s necessary to protect our legs from sun, sand, and bugs, or maybe long pants are required by your employer. That’s where the Summerweight Tactical Pant by Propper comes in handy. The focus here is really on the material. These pants are made from an ultra-lightweight yet durable fabric...

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  • August 4 marks the 227th birthday of the US Coast Guard, the nation’s oldest maritime agency. Originally part of the Department of the Treasury, the USCG started out as the United States Revenue Cutter Service, a 10-vessel armed customs enforcement service under Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton tasked with enforcing the Tariff Act. The 100-man agency was responsible for collecting the new fed...

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  • St. Charles, MO — Troup County (GA) Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Hockett, 24 years old and newly married, recently became the best kind of statistic – a survivor – thanks in part to his Propper 4PV concealable armor. According to the sheriff’s office, Hockett was responding just before noon on January 9th to a welfare check call in the rural community when he was allegedly shot by Matthew Edmonson mul...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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