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August 17, 2017Gear Tasting

Should You Buy A Helmet? – Gear Tasting 102

Should You Buy A Helmet? – Gear Tasting 102

Many people are quick to buy plate carriers and armor, but may not consider purchasing a helmet. Today on Gear Tasting, Bryan discusses why you might want to consider a helmet, even before a plate carrier.

Bryan also fields some Questions Over Coffee, including more details on his dislike of fleece and why he went with QD sling mounts on his precision rifle.

In each episode of Gear Tasting, Imminent Threat Solutions Editor-in-Chief Bryan Black answers your gear-related questions and shares his insight into what we’re currently evaluating at ITS HQ.

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  • strych9

    With regards to the 3M helmet:

    Whenever a company doesn’t post a price but rather says “Contact Us” to get the pricing I suspect it’s something I’m probably not willing to pay for.

  • Sam Rivera

    boyds products has em for $820

  • Philippe Montgomery

    Great video – what would be interesting is a discussion of a good “bug out” ballistic helmet – i.e. for those of us who may never ever need or use one, and can’t justify $1000+ I know that the downside is weight, but lower cost is obviously a counterpoint.

    • BW83

      I bought an ACH helmet for around $170 just for that reason. Doesn’t have all the newest features of a gunfighter style helmet, but it’s affordable, and not terribly uncomfortable either.

      Check fortbraggsurplus. They’re usually sold out, but they have an email notification option.

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