Gear Propper Re-Introduces Iconic M-65 Field Coat Recoil Staff March 23, 2016 Join the Conversation St. Charles, MO based Propper Interational just notified us that they decided to reintroduce the M-65 Field Coat (originally the M-1965). Propper has been a Department of Defense supplier for almost 50 years. Originally a military issue item, the M-65 was such a success that it became part of America’s popular culture and quickly spread to the civilian world. It’s been seen on TV and movies for years including being worn by Robert Di Nero in “Taxi Driver”, Al Pacino in “Serpico”, and Sylvester Stallone in “First Blood”. Here’s what they have to say about it. Propper knows a thing or two about making tough, dependable gear for the U.S. Military. Now Propper has reintroduced one of the most iconic pieces of U.S. Military outerwear – the M-65 Field Coat. The M-65 was adopted by the U.S. Army and Marine Corps in 1965 as a major upgrade to the coat issued at the time. It incorporated several new design features that made it a success: the 50/50 NYCO Sateen fabric provided superior weather protection, the integrated and storable hood was revolutionary at the time, and the removable quilted liner helped to make it a versatile piece for all climates. Propper’s M-65 is available in the classic olive as well as black and woodland camo. It’s attractively priced at $89.99 MSRP and can be found at authorized Propper retailers. Learn more about the M-65 at Propper.com. Features: • 50% nylon / 50% cotton sateen • Built from military specification • DWR (durable water repellent) finish repels stains and liquids • Button-in removable liner provides insulation • Packable hood stows in collar • Shoulder epaulets • Four-pocket front with snap closure • Zippered front with storm flap • Adjustable drawstring waist and hem • Bi-swing shoulders for enhanced movement • Hook and loop adjustable cuffs Propper says they feel that “…life is about taking action, making the right moves, and never letting anything get in the way.” They were founded in 1967 by William T. Propper and build their gear in facilities in Haiti, Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico, utilizing a 200,000 square foot distribution center in Dickson, TN to get everything out on time. You can learn more about Propper by clicking right here. They are also on Facebook and Twitter. Explore RECOILweb:Alliance, Ohio Police Training Facility - Allies in ArmsLaserLyte's LT-223 rifle trainerWeekly Deals on Guns, Gear, and MoreGun Dynamics -- Kickstarter for the 2A Community NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.