St. Charles, MO – First announced at SHOT Show 2016, Propper® is now shipping its new 4PV Concealable Vest. The 4PV (Four Panel Vest) is the latest innovation in armored protection. Four independent panels articulate to provide unparalleled mobility and protection. This easy to size platform provides a fully modular, highly adaptable and comfortable system that users want to wear.
Ill-fitting armor can be a hazard, as it forces the user to adjust shooting position and can make pursuing a suspect and other tactical situations awkward and dangerously different from training. Throw on uncomfortable, bulky armor and changes to shooting position and other tactics have to happen on the when training needs to kick in automatically. That’s why the 4PV line of armor features custom adjustable four-panel construction that offers superior protection and comfort not found in the typical two-panel vest.
“The four-panel ‘chassis’ design virtually eliminates the ride up effect when officers are seated and creates better mobility while performing their critical missions,” explained Skip Church, Vice President Armored Products. “Protection is paramount, and this design offers increased side area coverage, eliminating gaps.”
Most days on the job aren’t spent only sitting or standing. And a whole host of other duty-related maneuvers, such as climbing fences, giving chase or squatting down to help someone in need of aid. A vest should move with the user and not get in the way. Not only is ill-fitting armor uncomfortable, it can also expose vulnerabilities as the protective panels are no longer lined up correctly. So each 4PV armor system is designed to be fully adjustable for comfort and proper fit, providing the maximum protection no matter the user’s size or activity.
“The 4PV is a leap forward in officer protection,” according to Church. “It was created to eliminate issues that have plagued the outdated two-panel design for years.”