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[SHOT Show 2017] New Options in Propper Body Armor

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There are some new body armor options available from Propper; the Switch, 4PV-EC, 4PV-U and the CRITICALRESPONSE kit as well as a number of pouchs. They are at SHOT show in Booth # 10764. To learn more about these new products read on below:

SHOT Show 2017: New Options in Propper Body Armor


Propper International has expanded its comprehensive line of body armor and accessories for 2017 with the addition of new tactical vests and pouches for maximum mission effectiveness. In addition, they are offering faster turnaround on orders by stocking many of the most commonly requested products.

One of the challenges of ordering body armor is the long lead time required. However, thanks to a special arrangement, Propper is now able to stock many of the most commonly requested plates and carriers to reduce turnaround time on armor orders.

Propper, Switch

Scalable to any mission, the new Switch tactical vest offers the flexibility to equip the entire unit, from snipers to EMT, with one style of vest and provide everyone with what they need to get the job done. This low-profile vest can be worn slick under a button-down shirt or fully loaded over a uniform or BDU, offering more options than the typical plate carrier. Pouches inside the cummerbund hold mags, tools, medical supplies, whatever the mission demands, while soft armor inserts can slide easily into the side panels for added protection.

Propper 4PV-EC (tan) and 4PV-U

Flexibility is the name of the game with the 4-panel EC (External Carrier) vest. Built-in badge grommets, placard loop, comm channels on the shoulders, and 4PV inserts come standard. The rest you build the way you want it, with triple kangaroo pouches, pistol/M4 mag pouches, even a set up for medical.

The 4PV-U (Four Panel Vest-Uniform) uses our innovative four panel protection system in an outer carrier designed to match a professional uniform and an easy on/off design with built-in pockets and badge holder, the 4PV-U is as comfortable as it is professional. Made from the same fabric as Propper’s Lightweight Tactical Pant for a perfect match.

A video explaining how to measure yourself for body armor

For the first responder on the scene, the CRITICALRESPONSE kit is a lightweight, low cost one-size-fits-all carrier that stows easily in the back of a patrol vehicle or EMT unit to be ready at a moment’s notice.

From small and large pouches to the new kangaroo insert that holds both M4/AR and pistol mags side-by-side, Propper now offers a complete line of MOLLE-compatible pouches to customize any armor carrier to maximize your effectiveness in the field.

About Propper in their own words.

Propper is celebrating 50 years in business in 2017. Making tactical gear with a purpose has been a way of life for Propper, since their first U.S. Navy contract in 1967. Today, Propper designs and manufactures tactical clothing and gear that keeps military, law enforcement, and public safety professionals protected whether they’re in the service, on the job, or off for the weekend.

Check out their website to learn more about them and their products.

This has been a special SHOT Show installment of Industry News. It is not a review nor an endorsement.

What is the NSSF SHOT Show?

The NSSF SHOT Show (Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show) and Conference is an annual event held by the National Shooting Sports Foundation. Typically attended by thousands of people from all 50 states and over a hundred countries, it is (quite rightfully) described as the “…world's premier exposition of combined firearms, ammunition, law enforcement, cutlery, outdoor apparel, optics, and related products and services.
Imagine the Worlds' Fair, but packed with everything from mini-guns and every breed of body armor, bows and boots; from eye pro and ear pro to optics and ordnance, socks to swords…you get the idea. If you'd like to see a sampling of the companies who will be showing at this year's SHOT, there's a live map right here, though it doesn't reflect the organizations set up elsewhere, in hotel suites, etc
View imagery from our coverage of last year's SHOT Show here; 2015's is right here.
SHOT 2017 Schedule
January 15 — Special invite-only events; Veterans Training Fund/Wishes for Warriors at The Ranch, SIG Sauer Range Day, and others
January 16 — Media on the Range, Boulder City Rifle & Pistol Club
January 17 — 20, 2016
Sands Expo and Convention Center
Las Vegas, Nevada
Tuesday, January 17 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 18 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 19 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Friday, January 20 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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