Best Swag of the Day: KAC

OK, stickers and hats are pretty typical items for swag here at the SHOT Show. But the ever-thoughtful folks at Knight’s Armament are going the extra mile and providing select SHOT Show attendees with PPDs. What, pray tell, is a PPD, you ask? . . .

Courtesy Joe Grine

Well, the KAC Personal Protection Device (“PPD”), is just the thing you need “when your life is on the line” here in Vegas. I can just hear someone shouting, “Cover me, I’m going in!” The tactical colors are a nice touch, but sadly  the “Magnum” versions are still in R&D.  🙁


  1. avatar jwm says:

    What happens in Vegas….gets splashed all over the innerwebz.

    1. avatar Darkstar says:

      Nothing gets “splashed” if ya got one of those.

  2. avatar JoshinGA says:

    LOL! Nicely done.

  3. avatar K says:

    Wow, I’m so impressed. Are there any truly classy companies left in America?

    1. avatar ropingdown says:

      Sure. Griffin & Howe for starters. But you won’t find them on the semi-auto or military weapons side. Come to think of it, I’m posting on a site that just inspired me to ask “is there a Reduced Recoil version?” “Fire in the hole!” And, of course, “are they lubricated.” Class. I should reflect on that.

      1. avatar Dyspeptic Gunsmith says:

        There are indeed a number of high-class gun companies out there, and as you point out, G&H is one of them.

        You usually won’t find them at the SHOT Show, and more to the point, we probably won’t find their goods and services reviewed here at TTAG. If you want to see classy guns and classy gun makers, the SCI shows in Reno or Dallas are better venues, and the custom gun maker shows that are often nearby are where some of the truly nice stuff goes on display.

        There’s a distinct lack of black cheez-whiz at these nicer gun shows.

    2. avatar Sam Suggs says:

      I am truly sorry nights armament, doesn’t rise too your personal standard in the classiness of their swag giving.

      1. avatar K says:

        Hey, I’m sorry too. But maybe you guessed that. Then again, I’ve always wondered why SHOT has been held in Sin City for the last decade or so.

        1. avatar Dyspeptic Gunsmith says:

          Because of the size of the show. We in the computer industry wondered why we had to hold our shows in Vegas as well. Turns out, when you have a show the size of SHOT, there’s really only two cities in the US which have the infrastructure to allow you to put together a show of this size under one roof:

          – Vegas
          – Atlanta

          Which would you rather attend?

        2. avatar AlphaGeek says:

          I attended COMDEX in Atlanta. Once. I’m a big fan of going to trade shows in Vegas, even when I have to stay somewhere like the Hard Rock because of corporate travel idiocy.

    3. avatar rawmade says:

      That little bit of las vegas satire by a company truly offends you?

    4. avatar Tod says:

      +1, couldn’t agree more. Class doesn’t change with venue location.

  4. avatar PPGMD says:

    ALS did something similar a few years ago. Except they were large caliber muzzle protectors.

    1. avatar DrewR55 says:

      I was going to remind folks that they used to put rubbers over the muzzles of Rifles back in the day.

      1. avatar Bob says:

        It kept dirt and stuff out of the barrel, but still allowed you to shoot the rifle instantly. Very important when slogging around the jungles of Viet Nam or in the fine sand of eastern Iraq.

      2. avatar Tom says:

        Back in the day? Hell they still tell you to do it today. Sure they have those plastic muzzle protectors that also work but condoms are generally cheaper and a box will provide the whole squad with a replacement for less space taken up than those plastic things.

  5. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

    Condom commando! Operator as f**k!!!

  6. avatar Nine says:

    I’ll be honest, KAC just lost some of my respect.

    I know it’s a gag, I know it’s Vegas, it just seems in bad tastes to me.

    1. avatar dlj95118 says:

      …agreed – no class.

    2. avatar Cliff H says:

      You’re just upset because, according to RF, the +9 Magnums are still in R&D. Or are you a .9?

      1. avatar Nine says:

        It’s stupid.

        Plain and simple.

        1. avatar Joe Grine says:

          Lighten up, Francis!

  7. avatar DaveM says:

    What caliber is the magnum?
    Never mind, really don’t want know

    1. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

      More than .9mm

    2. avatar P_Bateman says:

      If you have to ask, you can’t afford it.

  8. avatar MW says:

    I’m sure Trey is losing a lot of sleep over your lost respect while continuing to supply countless $400 flash hiders, sr25’s and m110 SASSs. He’s a good guy making good money doing good things. And you’re here complaining about condoms. Don’t worry though, we all hold you in the highest regard.

    1. avatar Nine says:

      And that’s good for him.

      This is just low class though.

  9. avatar sako204 says:

    No magnums, but plenty of short-barreled ones though

  10. avatar AlleyF says:

    Stayin’ classy.

  11. avatar Brennan says:

    Good to see people can still take a joke once in awhile…

  12. avatar LT says:

    Psht…who would’ve thought Knight’d be hawking a single shot product.

    1. avatar Cliff H says:


  13. avatar FoRealz? says:

    What’s offensive about a condom?

  14. avatar CA.Ben says:

    Take a joke people. I think this is hilarious!

  15. avatar james morrison says:

    Seems to be alot of butt hurt people over an amusing marketing gimmick.. chill out people!

    1. avatar BillC says:

      Yeah, it’s pretty funny that they are getting booty hurt over dong bags. I enjoy them getting upset more than the novelty of the dong bags themselves. The jokes pretty Mich write themselves.

  16. avatar rawmade says:

    Cannot believe the people getting offended by a condom in humorous packaging for an event in Las Vegas…
    You must go thru life completely appaled by half of what you see.
    I mean really….its a condom.
    Definitely the same people who cry foul when any picture of a female model in swimwear is posted

  17. avatar Don says:

    If glock came out with these they’d be a size too small.

    1. avatar Matt in FL says:

      Now that comment is full of effing win right there.

      +1 Internets to you, sir

    2. avatar sacorey says:

      Nah theyd be square and when you say it doesnt feel right, glock would tell you that you arent using it correctly

    3. avatar Crunkleross says:

      And the wrong grip angle.

    4. avatar Unknown Prosecutor says:

      Plus, there would be no safety, and certainly no decocking lever…

    5. avatar ShaunL. says:

      Would they come in Tupper-ware?

    6. avatar AlphaGeek says:

      And they’d be made of polymer materials instead of traditional steel, correction, latex.

    7. avatar Crunkleross says:

      Not to mention the KaBooms if they size them up to 40. Having an AD might have dire consequences. PreMe’s could get messy. No matter what happens it will be your fault so be sure and not oil it up too much. Now copper greased for your pleasure.

  18. avatar mrvco says:

    I found it to be rather apropos considering the history of condoms used on rifles. And yes squares, KAC makes rifles.

  19. avatar Rwoid says:

    Use #45 for frog lube…

  20. avatar Capybara says:

    Jeez people, lighten up, it’s a trade show in Vegas. I have no problem with this marketing effort. The goal of any marketing effort is to get people talking about you, this has succeeded. Raise for the KAC marketing director!

  21. avatar Peter says:

    Could not help thinking of Family Guy episode where Quagmire is reincarnated as a condom.

  22. avatar Karina says:

    So many uptight people with no sense of humor ’round here, I’d feel more offended looking at all of you who thought it was anything worth being offended over! Luckily I know better. That will not change my opinion of KAC one bit.

    1. avatar Joe Grine says:

      Thank you. Geez.

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