Protective Products Enterprises (PPE) is a leading manufacturer of body armor for the United States Army, Marine Corps, Defense Logistics Agency, Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, as well as Elite Special Forces.  At PPE, we continuously integrate leading-edge ballistic technologies with ergonomic carrier designs in producing products that offer not only superior ballistic protection but also optimum comfort in the most challenging environments. Supported by two world-class manufacturing facilities in Florida and nearly 1,200 employees, PPE is committed to producing and delivering the most technologically advanced ballistic systems that are unparalleled in protection, comfort and functionality.


We are committed to discovering innovations that enhance ballistic performance while rapidly responding to the needs of our customers. Our hard-working research-and-development group, manufacturing/production staff, quality-assurance department, and customer service team are steadfast in:

Our hard-working research-and-development group, manufacturing/production staff, quality-assurance department, and customer service team are steadfast in:

  • Providing superior-quality products at an outstanding value
  • Assuring product craftsmanship and attentive customer service
  • Offering unsurpassed comprehensive ballistic protection
  • Protecting and saving lives


Protective Products is a leading, advanced tactical brand within the Point Blank Enterprises (PBE) portfolio of brands, catering to the needs of the U.S. armed forces and related government personnel. The Company’s executive team brings forth a cross-section of key management and operational skills—military and law enforcement experience, audit and financial expertise, marketing and advertising, solid corporate governance credentials—and an experienced design-and-engineering team that caters to the protective needs of the tactical warfighter.

This team, led by Daniel Gaston, CEO is guiding the expansion of the Company and its four trusted brands into new global markets and new product lines. Gaston and the Point Blank team are uniquely positioned to drive Point Blank’s success while building confidence among all key constituents—customers, partners, suppliers and employees.

Our Board of Directors:

H. Hugh Shelton
General, USA (R)
Brian L. Stafford
United States Secret Service (Ret)
Daniel Gaston


Since 1993, Protective Products Enterprises (PPE) has helped shape the development of advanced body armor systems. The Company’s track record is unmatched in the area of research, development and the production of new protective solutions to meet the ever-escalating threat continuum. Our body armor systems are constantly reviewed and adapted to meet rising threat levels and enhance survivability.

For nearly two decades, PPE has collaborated with leading industry experts across the world and today, is a recognized authority in ballistic protection. Combining science with our human-engineering efforts, we are able to design and produce systems that not only offer the best possible protection, but also support the secondary needs of the client as well.

Today, PPE continues to serve as one of the principal suppliers of body armor to the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, various branches of the U.S. government and Elite Special Forces. The Company also sells its protective solutions to allied nations including customers in Mexico, Ecuador, France, Afghanistan, Iraq, Panama and Macau, among others.

Never standing still, PPE leads the way in pioneering groundbreaking innovations in body armor technology, thus ensuring unparalleled ballistic protection for those who serve to safeguard our communities both domestically and abroad.