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Propper Celebrates Guns & Hoses $700,000 Record

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

St. Charles, MO – As a major sponsor, Propper recently celebrated with Budweiser Guns & Hoses as they raised a record $700,000 in one night for The Backstoppers.

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Founded in 1987, Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses is a fundraising event consisting of three-round boxing matches between area police officers and firefighters, held to benefit The BackStoppers. Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses, which has grown into one of the premier fundraising events in the St. Louis area, has raised $6.1 million to date.

“We are proud to continue to sponsor this important event that benefits the families of first responders who were injured or killed serving the communities they loved,” said Hannah Foley, Director of Marketing for Propper. “From covering medical expenses to providing education for the children left behind, Backstoppers has consistently helped family members get through the toughest times.”

The Backstoppers organization hosts the annual Budweiser Guns & Hoses charity boxing match where police officers and firefighters face off in an evening of charity matches benefiting the families of critically injured and fallen first responders.

Started in 1959, The BackStoppers provides needed financial assistance and support to the spouses and dependent children of all police officers, firefighters and volunteer firefighters, and publicly-funded paramedics and EMTs who have lost their lives or suffered a catastrophic injury performing their duty.

Bourbon & Tactical Giveaway

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

Register to win a personalized holiday package from Propper and Bourbon & Banter

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· Personalized .50 Caliber Steel Ammo Box
· 2 Don’t Tread on Me Glencairns
· 1 Don’t Tread on Me Flask
· 1 Bourbon Patriot Flag
· 1 Range Bag
· 1 Rifle Case
· 1 Pair of Series 300 Boots

Enter the contest through the Propper Facebook page or this link: woobox.com/odnfpw

US Tactical Supply Announces Propper Armor / Lancer Range Day on 11-14-2017

Friday, October 27th, 2017

The Propper Armor & Lancer Demo shoot will give your agency the chance to get hands on Propper armor along with shooting the armor until failure with your duty weapons or firearms provided. Lancer Systems will also be showcasing their Patrol rifle and other Rifle Systems both semi & full auto with the Lancer Advanced Warfighter Hybrid magazines.


To view full brochure, click here.

Please contact sales@ustacticalsupply.com or call 541-928-8645 for Location or if you have any questions about the event.

RESTRICTED TO LAW ENFORCMENT, MILITARY AND GOVERNMENT PERSONEL ONLY

Propper Range Day
Date: November 14th
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: ODOC Range – Please contact USTS for exact Location

New Propper Female Brand Ambassador

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

St. Charles, MO – Propper International is proud to introduce competitive shooter Mandy Bachman as the new female 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 through the ranks to reach Expert status in her first year. In 2017, just two years after beginning her shooting career, she became the 17th female to make Master Class in IDPA. This fall, she took 3rd place in the Women’s Division at IDPA Nationals.

“As a competitive shooter I want products that I trust and believe in,” Bachman said. “I have found exactly that in Propper. I am so excited for this opportunity and am proud to be a part of the Propper brand.”

In addition to her very full competition schedule, Bachman teaches defensive handgun classes with Wilson Combat founder Bill Wilson and works full-time for IDPA.

John Negrau, VP of Marketing & E-Commerce, said, “The drive and enthusiasm Mandy brings to Propper is contagious. We couldn’t be more excited to have her join the team and support her competitive shooting career and educational work.”

Some of Bachman’s awards include:
• Comp-Tac’s 2015 Republic of Texas IDPA Championship – High Lady
• Blade-Tech Lone Star IDPA Championship- High Lady
• 2016 Lone Star Championship – High Lady
• 2017 Smith and Wesson Indoor Nationals – 2nd Place ESP Expert, bumped to Master
• Comp-Tac Republic of Texas Championship – 2nd ESP Master and High Lady
• Iowa State IDPA Championship – High Lady
• Oklahoma State IDPA Championship – ESP Division Champion and High Lady

Propper – FREE Tactical Belt With $50 Purchase thru 10/31

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

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FREE Tactical Belt with $50 purchase thru 10/31.

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New Propper Series 300 Berry Compliant Boot

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

St. Charles, MO — Propper International introduced their newest boot, the Berry Amendment and AR 670-1 compliant Series 300, a rugged mil-spec pair that stands up to the rigors of active duty in the toughest conditions.

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“Our extensive experience as a defense contractor helped us anticipate the needs of soldiers in the field as we designed the new Series 300,” said Joe Ruggeri, Senior Vice President of Merchandising and Product Development.

For 50 years, Propper International has made uniforms for the military. From the original Dixie cup caps for the Navy in 1967 to a full line of ACUs and BDUs (over 120 million strong), Propper has been synonymous with military wear for half a century.

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This is Propper’s third new AR 670-1 boot in 2017, coming on the heels of the Series 100 Waterproof in January and a new US Army contract in April.

Built in Propper’s Puerto Rico factory, the Series 300 features a Vibram® dual density rubber outsole with oil- and slip-resistant self-cleaning lugs made from V40 rubber compound permanently fused to a dedicated fast-rope slot.

The inside of the Series 300 is lined with a comfortable memory foam insert wrapped in an antimicrobial fabric cover to help reduce order buildup.

The upper is constructed from USA-sourced flesh-out cattle hide, mesh, and Dri-Lex® moisture management lining bound by quadruple stitching in stress areas, all tied together with a US MIL-SPEC speed lace system.

Learn more about the new Series 300 www.propper.com/footwear/propper-series-300-boot.

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.

Learn more at www.propper.com/revtac

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.

www.propper.com