Propper at SHOT Show 2016

January 25, 2016  
Categories: Musings

This will be the first in a series of post-SHOT articles from our minions, and it’s coincidentally the first from Big Joe Neuroth. Please forgive the shambolic nature of his reporting — combining SHOT Show coverage with a thorough creeping at the AVN Awards is an exhausting endeavor. Mad Duo

Grunts: shambolic.

Propper SHOT 2016

Photography by SEEING RED‘s Taylor Lange.

Propper has a hella lotta new stuff going on, including boots and armor. First, however, a rant.

See, there was another show in Vegas last week besides the AVN Awards — the NSSF SHOT Show 2016. While not as compelling as the AVNs, we did spend a lot of time at SHOT.  Naturally, we weren’t’ just checking out not just the newest in tactical gear and firearms, but also these mysterious, often vapid but visually striking creatures called booth babes. At one point I was lurking in the shadows standing in an aisle trying to catch a particularly bosomy booth babe in her natural habitat when I got hit with one of those douchebags hauling a pull-behind cart. He was prob’ly hustling to a booth to get some free stickers or something, I don’t know, but the fat bastard knocked me on my ass. I think maybe the cart had spikes out to the sides like they used to put on chariots. If it hadn’t been for the nice, soft carpet at the Propper booth I no shit could have been killed.

Death to cart pullers. Next year we’re putting a bounty on them.


But I digress. Propper had a huge booth with a ton of products this year but a few, in particular, stood out. We’ll give you an overview of those and then follow up with additional information and actual reviews in the coming months. First: BOOTS man, BOOTS! Propper has finally released their new boots (we wrote about them last year) and they’re AR 670-1 compliant. That means they are approved to wear in the military. They have a great price point, come with proprietary inserts that allow a customized fit, and are offered in a waterproof version. Mark my words, the inserts are going to be a big deal when wearers realize how specifically they can dial in the fit.

Propper Shot 2016

SHOT 2016 | Propper’s new boots are AR 670-1 compliant

Propper SHOT 2016


They’ve also released new pants called the STL III. They looked super comfy, and the booth staff had to fight them away from Slim because he kept rubbing his face on them (I guess they’re soft like a bunny). They have a DWR finish so water will bead off, and look super stretchy.

Along with the pants Propper released a Uniform Polo. It’s made for working stiffs (*snicker* working stiffs) who need a good durable polo for work at a price that leaves a little money for the dancing moms after work. The new uniform polo is available up to size 5XL (which is like, Gregor Clegane sized) at no extra cost.

Propper SHOT 2016

Propper’s new STL III have a DWR finish so water will bead off

Propper SHOT 2016

Propper SHOT 2016 display


Lastly and perhaps most significantly, Propper’s rocket surgeons were also showing off a new line of armor. It has some pretty unique features that may have people talking, especially the Four Panel Vest. It’s NIJ Level II or IIIA and provides stab protection – this is good news whether you’re On The Job or if you, like Swingin’ Dick, are at risk of being shanked by tranny hookers.

Propper Shot 2016

SHOT 2016 Propper’s new line of armour includes a four panel vest

Anyway, we’ll probably need to do a whole article about the new Propper armor, there’s too much to do it justice here.

More to follow.

Propper SHOT 2016

Learn more about Propper here. You can find ’em on Facebook right here. If you’re a Twitter-er, their handle there is @WearPropper.

Propper SHOT 2016

Propper SHOT 2016

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Joseph Neuroth

Joseph Neuroth

About the Author

Big Joe Neuroth may look like a special live exhibit in the primate section of a traveling circus but he's actually a surprisingly erudite and articulate LEO of many year's service. A corn-fed Iowa native and former Border Patrol agent, Joseph's current job takes him all over the country and around the world in defense of Truth, Justice and the American Way. This has allowed him not just to deal with assorted malefactors from Nairobi to Panama, but also to have a wank on at least five continents. Joe enjoys training, teaching and catching bad guys almost as much as he likes bubble baths. He does not now nor has he ever spoken Japanese, but he does have a high regard for Akira Kurosawa and good sushi.


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