Hard Shell is a specialized manufacturer of ballistic helmets that protect soldiers and law enforcement officers from bullets and fragments.
Helmets are an essential component of comprehensive safety, even if overlooked for civilian protection or everyday use. Handgun ammunition, as well as explosive shrapnel and debris, are all protected by ballistic helmets. It is a piece of equipment that no one should be without if they are likely to face any of these problems.
Apart from bulletproof helmets, tactical gear can often contain protective bump helmets that protect against knocks, bumps, and falls but do not guard against ballistic speed missiles. Because of their lighter weight, they are also utilized for training in most militaries and various sports.
Hard Shell ballistic helmets offer protection without compromising efficiency by reducing the overall load on the wearer. We believe in providing ultimate ballistic performance, without compromising flame retardancy, dynamic deflection, or structural requirements. We deliver helmets that are comfortable and resistant to moisture and varying temperature conditions.
Our modern ballistic helmets are designed to protect soldiers from shrapnel, fragmentation, and handgun rounds. All of our ballistic helmets meet NIJ standard 0106.01 level IIIA protection. These are light in weight while offering outstanding performance, ultimate safety, comfort, and protection. In addition to ballistic protection, our military helmets fully comply with the V50 Ballistic Test for Armor.
Ballistic Helmet Accessories
The ballistic helmet, which is typically worn alongside a ballistic vest and other bullet-resistant body armour, was created to protect military and law enforcement personnel from firearm ammunition. Ballistic helmets were initially designed to protect the wearer with Kevlar layers; however, newer ballistic helmets use composite materials to protect the wearer and are lighter than their predecessors. More comfort-oriented features, such as moisture-wicking and removable padding, are also included in these revised models. Our Ballistic helmets come in various styles, from the old PASGT to the current, high-cut FAST-style composite designs. We also have a variety of body armour to use with ballistic helmets, as well as tactical accessories to improve the user’s functionality.
WHAT IS THE BEST BALLISTIC HELMET?
Bulletproof helmets and tactical helmets are designed to protect the wearer’s head against gunshots, blunt impact, shrapnel, and other hazards. Helmets are one of the earliest types of body armour, having been used in warfare and fighting from the 23rd century BC. Hundreds of developments and re-designs have gone into the development of what is now known as a bulletproof helmet, which is one of the most significant pieces of personal protective equipment available and is used by law enforcement, the military, and even citizens all over the world.
WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF BALLISTIC HELMETS?
The Future Assault Shell Technology (FAST/High Cut/ATE) helmet, the Modular Integrated Communications (MICH) helmet, and the Personnel Armor System for Ground Troops (PASGT) helmet are the most common types of ballistic helmet on the market today.
- The PASGT (US Personal Armor System Ground Troops) helmet is a high-performance, multi-layer, lightweight combat helmet. This ballistic helmet has been tested and proven to achieve a rating of Level IIIA. The helmets are ideal for ground troops or any combat scenario and are extensively used by SWAT teams, police forces, and the military. The helmet has outstanding thermal insulation, water resistance, and temperature resistance under all weather conditions.
- The MICH, ACH, or High Cut Advanced Combat Ballistic Helmet is a low-profile design and reduces the risk of interference in target acquisition. It also delivers advanced ballistic, fragmentation & impact protection with unsurpassed comfort for long-term use. The MICH helmets are compatible with advanced communication systems and allow for the easy mounting of other extensions such as NVD systems. These helmets offer considerable weight savings, resulting in reduced strain on the neck and the head. MICH helmets are employed by special forces in direct missions where operators are prone to experience head trauma from debris or bullets.
- The SF Helmet is a lighter helmet with no lip or ear coverage especially designed for SWAT Teams and Special Services to ensure maximum flexibility and comfort, providing a lighter helmet along with more options for accessories. This allows the users to have higher mobility as well which is crucial in critical combat situations.
ARE BALLISTIC HELMETS BULLETPROOF?
Anything that is referred to as bulletproof is a misnomer. It depends on the bullet, where you fire it from, and how well the helmet is maintained. Under the 0106.01 standard, a typical NIJ Level IIIA will stop a shot from any pistol, including high calibres like the.44 cal Magnum, without causing fatal injury to the wearer. Rifle fire, especially from military-grade weapons, can either pierce the helmet injuring the wearer or bypass the helmet’s protection. This kind of firepower would usually knock the helmet off the wearer, but it won’t stop the round on its own. In real-life scenarios, being struck in the head by a firearm is uncommon. Helmets are primarily meant to protect you from explosives, shrapnel, and blunt damage during a battle, which is often the result of a bullet’s impact on the head.
BALLISTIC HELMET – IS IT WORTH IT?
A ballistic helmet can provide you with two of the best features available in any piece of body armour. A ballistic helmet can serve as a mount for other gear, in addition to offering ballistic protection with its NIJ Level IIIA rating, blunt impact injuries, and debris fragments. Many modern bulletproof helmets, especially those worn by the military and law enforcement, must be able to handle communications devices and other gear and accessories like an NVG shroud (night vision goggles).
CAN YOU BUY A BALLISTIC HELMET?
Yes, and given the current state of affairs, they most likely will. Since Kevlar protection and helmets are now available at a reasonable price, it has become a viable option for civilians working in various occupations. Individuals wearing some form of head protection will help with most security situations. With the growth of explosive devices, it’s a wise decision to carry out your responsibilities with as much protection as possible. Finally, it is our patriotic obligation in the country to be ready to defend our liberties and way of life, and wearing a helmet will help us do so.
WHAT ARE BALLISTIC HELMETS MADE OF?
Ballistic helmets or bulletproof helmets have evolved into various cuts, types, and materials, ranging from bowl-shaped steel shells to hard hat type liners. The sheer number of options available and choosing the ideal fit might be overwhelming, especially if this is your first time purchasing one. However, it all boils down to setting the right priorities for your safety. Aramid is a heat-resistant synthetic fibre invented by DuPont in 1960 that does not melt or ignite when exposed to normal oxygen levels. Later, it was branded as “Kevlar,” which is now synonymous with “bulletproof material.” Kevlar is heat resistant, has high tensile strength, and is light. It essentially changed how bullet-resistant body armour and tactical helmets were designed and manufactured. To date, body armour makers have used various materials to increase the bulletproof quality and comfort of ballistic helmets, including Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE), also available in brands known as Dyneema or Spectra, which is a lightweight high-strength strand type fibre. It has excellent bulletproof properties and is used with other materials to produce the desired results. Twaron, a robust synthetic fibre of the Aramid family invented by Teijin, was first used commercially in 1986.
WHAT IS LOW CUT BALLISTIC HELMET?
The conventional ballistic helmet, the Personal Armour System for Ground Troops (PASGT), was introduced in the mid-1980s and consists of layers of Kevlar or similar composite materials to provide bullet resistance. This PASGT helmet design also has a lower cut towards the back of the helmet to protect the user’s ears and neck. PASGT helmets are typically heavier than other high cut ballistic helmets due to the material used to make them bullet-resistant. The PASGT low cut helmet is still used by military branches today, which is a testimonial of its usefulness. Wearing the helmet is quite more pleasant as it as they work well with different rail mounts.
WHAT IS HIGH CUT BALLISTIC HELMET?
The high cut style of ballistic helmets has grown in popularity as the design of ballistic helmets has improved. Over-the-ear combat helmets are lighter than PASGT variants because they are composed of carbon-fibre and other composite materials. The lighter weight and ability to attach tactical accessories have increased the military’s and law enforcement’s adoption of high cut ballistic helmets. The high cut style has initially been introduced for maritime safety reason although it reduces the amount of protective cover for the user.