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Propper Releases RevTac Pant – Updates Classic Design

Monday, August 7th, 2017

St. Charles, MO — How do you take the function and form of a bestselling pant and make it even better? Introducing RevTac, an updated take on Propper’s flagship Lightweight Tactical Pant.

“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 streamlined look that didn’t sacrifice function, and we think RevTac delivers.”

Lightweight and durable, the new low profile RevTac comes in six colors of tough, yet comfortable 6.4 ounce 65/35 poly-cotton ripstop fabric – the same tried and true blend as the Lightweight Tactical Pant with Teflon™ soil and stain repellent – and features a streamlined appearance with rounded edges to look less tactical.

Low profile details include welt back pockets, two hip knife pockets, and rounded pocket flaps on the legs. For maximum function, ambidextrous pockets with internal dividers offer the space needed for mags, flashlights, and other essential gear. Comfort comes from a gusseted crotch and a slider waistband, while a hidden gripper strip keeps shirts tucked in to maintain a professional demeanor.

RevTac is available in men’s classic fit and women’s modern fit, both with the same great features and color selection.

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Propper 4PV Armor Records First Save

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

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 9 to a welfare check call in the rural community when he was allegedly shot by Matthew Edmonson multiple times with a shotgun-type weapon, including in the side, where the 4PV he was wearing under his uniform stopped the projectiles from penetrating. Hockett returned fire, striking the suspect once in the shoulder, then retreated to his vehicle, where he called for backup as he drove to safety. In all, Hockett was struck in the forehead, side, hand, and elbow. The suspect was later taken into custody by the SWAT team after a long standoff.

The Sheriff’s Office released the following statement:

Around 11:55 [January 9th, 2017] a Deputy with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a residence on Jackson St in Troup County regarding a welfare check on an individual. When the deputy arrived he exited his vehicle to go around a fence toward the house and heard what he described as a banging sound. As he looked in the direction of the noise he saw a white male firing a gun at him. The deputy then retreated at which time the individual got into a truck and began driving toward the deputy. At that point the individual exited his truck and began firing at the deputy who announced to the person that he was a deputy and the deputy returned fire striking the male who then got in the truck and went back to the house.
The deputy, Michael Hockett, was struck by gunfire and was able to retreat to his vehicle and call for further assistance and was transported to West Georgia Medical Center where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries and released a short time later.
At 6:25 PM the suspect, identified as 28 year old Matthew Edmondson, was arrested without further incident after coming out of the residence he had been held up in since the incident began. Edmondson was assessed on scene by emergency personnel and was transported to Columbus Medical Center for a gunshot wound to his shoulder.
The scene has been turned over to the GBI and charges are pending against Edmondson. Nothing further at this time.

“We are extremely grateful that the vest did its job and Deputy Hockett survived this potentially deadly encounter,” said Skip Church, Vice President of Armor Products for Propper. “The four-panel design of the 4PV placed the protection where he needed it. A typical two-piece vest would not have performed as well.”

The 4PV’s four-panel system includes separate side panels that bridge the gap between the front and back panels, filling in the vulnerable opening found in two-piece designs.

Hockett was presented with a brand new replacement vest courtesy of Propper at a ceremony honoring his bravery. This is the first recorded save by a Propper 4PV since the company began making armor in 2014.

Dashcam footage of the incident.

Propper International Sponsors Richard Petty Driving Experience

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

St. Charles, MO — 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 Propper’s 50th anniversary.

Started in 1967, Propper’s first military contract provided the iconic white Dixie Cup caps to the United States Navy. Over the next five decades, the company grew to become the country’s largest supplier of BDUs and ACUs to the US military. In 1991, Propper branched out into the commercial market to provide tactical gear and apparel to law enforcement personnel and civilians.

“NASCAR has a long history of supporting and honoring the men and women who fight for our freedom,” said John Negrau, VP, Marketing & eCommerce for Propper. “Our military heritage was a perfect complement to the mission of both organizations.”

Chris Tompkins, Corporate Operations Manager for RPDE, agreed. “This is a terrific opportunity to reflect Richard Petty Driving Experience’s continuing commitment to the armed forces and law enforcement communities,” Tompkins said. “Partnering with Propper was a logical choice.”

Richard Petty Driving Experience puts drivers in a NASCAR-style racecar for an adrenaline-pumping thrill of a lifetime that gets them as close to actual racing than they will ever get at more than 15 tracks around the country, including Daytona, Indy, Talladega, and Las Vegas.

Propper Awarded New Army Boot Contracts

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

St. Charles, MO — Propper International has won two new contracts to supply hot weather boots to the United States Army and the Afghanistan military. The new three-year contract was awarded by the Defense Logistics Agency after an extensive bidding process.

The boots will come in two colors: tan for the US Army and black for the Afghanistan military. The contracts, totaling just over $48 million, will run through fiscal 2020. The boots will be manufactured in Propper’s Puerto Rico facilities.

“The new boot contract extends Propper’s five-decade commitment to those who serve,” said Anderson Ward, SVP of Global Supply Chain Operations for Propper. “We are proud to continue the long-standing tradition of supplying our fighting forces with dependable and rugged gear.”

Propper has proudly supplied the US military with uniforms and gear since 1967. Today Propper is the country’s largest supplier of ACUs and BDUs.

Propper Partners with Alliance Police Training

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

St. Charles, MO — Propper International is proud to announce a new sponsorship with the Alliance Police Training Facility in Alliance, Ohio.

In addition to a banner displayed on a shoothouse room wall, Propper will supply instructors with apparel and gear they can use every day in training and classroom environments.

“We are excited about Propper joining the Alliance team,” said Joe Weyer, Training Director for Alliance. “They were a logical choice for both a wall sponsorship and apparel sponsor. Top quality products from a top quality company.”

Propper’s 50-year history of providing industry best uniforms and gear to the US military and law enforcement is a perfect fit with Alliance’s mission “to provide efficient, cost effective and proven training to Law Enforcement and the Military” in a top flight facility that features a square range, shoothouse, distance range and aircraft simulator.

“Alliance’s commitment to training excellence parallels our commitment to offering the best apparel and gear to the men and women who protect us each and every day,” said John Negrau, Vice President of Marketing & eCommerce for Propper.

Propper Teams Up for $9,500 Giveaway

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

St. Charles, MO — Propper International has teamed up with CrossBreed Holsters, Springfield Armory, Cannon Safes, Gun Talk Media, Crimson Trace, Action Target, Personal Defense Network, Recoil Magazine, and Hexmag to give away $9,500 worth of merchandise to one lucky winner.

The contest, which started February 17 and runs through March 26, can be entered through CrossBreed’s website: Each entry has a chance to enter up to 53 times by liking and sharing on social media. See CrossBreed Holsters’ website for complete details.

The winning package includes:
– NEW Springfield Armory EMP with Concealed Carry Contour Grip
– NEW Springfield Armory Saint Rifle Provided By Hexmag
– Hexmag 12 Pack AR15 Mags with All Accessories Range Pack
– Cannon 5940 64 Gun Safe
– Action Target PT Dueling Tree HD
– 1,000 Rounds Freedom Munitions 9mm 135gr ProMatch Ammo
– Propper Apparel and Gear Pack
– Crimson Trace LiNQ System
– ATC Adjustable Gold Flat Trigger
– Personal Defense Network One Year Gold Membership
– Crimson Trace Rail Master Universal Light
– CrossBreed Holsters Crossover Belt, Reversible Nylon Belt, SuperTuck Holster, Bedside Backup, and Gideon Mag Carrier Pack
– Action Target 45 Degree Static Target
– 1,000 Rounds of Freedom Munitions 223 55gr FMJ Ammo
– Personal Defense Network DVD 11 Pack
– PACT Club Timer III
– CrossBreed Holsters ARK Bag 5 Pack
– Gun Talk Knowledge Vault Prize Pack

Propper Celebrates 50 Years

Friday, January 13th, 2017

St. Charles, MO — Military and tactical gear and apparel company Propper International turns 50 this year. To honor the company’s strong history and its 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 William S. Propper, the company’s first contract was making the iconic white Dixie Cup hats for the US Navy. Over the next five decades, Propper grew to become the largest supplier of military BDUs and ACUs. Some of Propper’s many achievements over the years include:

• Over 120 million garments produced for the US military
• Over 30 million military personnel have worn Propper garments
• Over 8.1 million tops (combat shirts, ACU coats, jackets) to the US military
• Over 11.8 million trousers to the US military since 2001
• Over 1.5 million gloves to the US military since 1999
• Nearly 1 million ABUs and RABUs to the US Air Force
• Over 1.4 million coveralls to US military since 1998
• Over 260,000 Marine Corp ILBE Systems since 2003
• Over 260,000 USMC 3S 3-season sleep systems since 2009
• Over 1.2 million MOLLE bags, pouches, and accessories
• Over 1 million Gore-Tex units for Air Force, Army, Marine Corp, and Coast Guard since 2004
• Over 2 million FR sets (starting with the Marine Corp Frog combat shirt) since 2007
• Over 1 million MCCUU sets to the US military since 2004
• Over 500,000 ACUs to the US military since 2005

Building on its success as a military supplier, Propper added a commercial division in 1991 and today has a strong presence in the law enforcement and civilian tactical industries with offerings that include men’s and women’s tactical pants and shirts, jackets, boots, everyday carry bags, backpacks and a full selection of NIJ-rated concealed and tactical body armor, including the innovative 4PV 4-panel vest line.

To see the newly redesigned website and the complete line of products, visit

Propper SHOT Show 2017 Booth Schedule

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

St. Charles, MO — 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 unleash your potential, as well as three new boots: Series 300, Series 100 waterproof, Tactical Duty and WPX waterproof crossover. This year also brings a whole new focus on women, with new offers designed specifically for women.

New body armor offerings will also be on display, including new additions to the 4PV family and the introduction of the ultra-versatile Switch tactical vest with a complete line of attachable pouches for custom configuration.
Propper’s Brand Ambassadors will make special meet-and-greet guest appearances with signed giveaways at the booth during the week:

Tatiana Whitlock: 2:00pm on Tuesday
Wes Doss: 1:00pm on Wednesday
William Petty: 10:00am on Thursday
Steve Fisher: 1:00pm on Thursday

For more information on the Propper Brand Ambassadors, check out their brief biographies at and then stop by booth #10764 to meet them and view the complete lineup of new apparel and gear from Propper.