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Pointdog
February 5, 2002, 03:20 AM
Hello everyone,

I am a newbie to this forum, and am looking for a ballistic helmet to outfit my Tac Unit. Any recommendations??

Jake 98c/11b
February 5, 2002, 07:18 AM
If you are looking for ballistic helmets I would suggest RBR, they have a large line and are first rate. The Marines are replacing some of their PASGT helmets with a new design that is lighter and not as bulky but has increased ballistic and impact protection. I don't know where to send you for info on those, sorry.

Foxy
February 5, 2002, 09:49 AM
I'd suggest going to www.lightfighter.com and checking out their forums. They have a number of military people there who would gladly discuss helmets! :)

SEA SOLDIER
February 5, 2002, 10:46 AM
I recently purchased a level IIIA RBR helmet for just under $200 and I'm pleased with it, but people in the know are saying that the TC2000 is a quantum leap above anything else out there today. Operators in the know have gone on record saying that this thing has an exceptional level of comfort and protection. I can't speak from first hand experience, but it sure seems top of the line. Heck just look at the pricetag!!!

(HEY BRAD, DON'T MEAN TO STEAL YOUR THUNDER, BUT... )

CGF Gallet TC-2000 Helmet - Dull Green
List Price: $542.96
Sale Price: $425.00


The CGF Gallet TC-2000 is a modular helmet system that provides ballistic, fragmentation, aural, and impact protection; while being night vision, communications and Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) equipment compatible. The TC-2000 is intended to replace standard government and commercial helmets, communications and aural protection items currently in use.

This ballistic helmet provides 9mm and fragmentation protection within a wide spectrum of environments (climatic, salt water, fresh water, POL, etc). The helmet allows maximum sensory awareness for the user, which includes unobstructed field of view and ambient hearing capabilities. It also allows mounting of night vision devices and oxygen masks. The helmets retention/suspension system provides maximum balance, stability and comfort, while providing unparalleled size, fit and ventilation. The pad suspension system provides adequate impact protection throughout all joint special operations, to include Static Line and Military Free Fall airborne operations. The TC-2000 helmet (without the communications package) weighs approximately two and a quarter pounds and is compatible with standard and Special Operations clothing and individual equipment.

the TC-2000 is available from Lightfighter.com in three shell colors (Black, Dull Green, and Sand); and two different shell sizes (modular sizing pads are also available). Please be sure to specify which size you would like.

Pat Rogers
February 5, 2002, 12:03 PM
Guys, from personal experience, Force reconnaissance has been using the MICH (commercially TC2000) for about 1.5 years now. Prior to that i worked for another agency that had the precursor to the MICH- diferent suspension system- we used that for 4 years.

The MICH has also been adopted by USSOCOM. The Marine Corps lightweight helmet project, after having had several mil pumped into it, fizzeled when the MICH surpassed it in all tests.

The MICH is lightweight, extremely comfortable, offers enhance ballistic protection, and it floats. It is cert for MFF, HAHO and LLSL.

As the MICH is 11% smaller, you can actually fight while wearing it, unlike the PASGT which covered eyes and ears.

The MICH can be had with a Comm Suite, a Sordin Active ear protector, which has a comm cord for your radio and a bone mike in the top of the pad.

We had looked at the RBR's. We found them to be a weak sister compared to the MICH, which is why SOCCOM and Force went to the MITCH.

Oct 2001 SWAT has an article on the FSBE/ MICH used by Force.

Lightfighter sells the MICH under the commercial name TC2000.

You cannot get a better ballistic helmet at this time.

acedefense
January 7, 2009, 08:19 PM
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tuscani11b
May 18, 2009, 08:14 PM
I really dont like the MICH, if youre using any sort of radio head set it gets really uncomfortable, theres no way to mount anything on it without buying and instaling extras which usually are pretty crudely fastened, and the chin strap is just a joke (always having to be retightened, uncomfortable, etc)...

Ive seen alot of the sf guys using helmets similar to this one which is available in either balistic or non balistic on the site listed (but im sure you could fnd it cheaper elsewhere)
http://www.optactical.com/opfabaher.html

hoytinak
May 18, 2009, 08:50 PM
I hope he already got what he was looking for, considering this thread is a little over 9 years old.