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Visit Gentex at the ADS Emerald Coast Show

Thursday, March 17th, 2016


D3O TRUST Helmet Pad System Integrated into 3M Combat Ballistic Helmets

Friday, February 19th, 2016

D3O partner 3M™, has launched the 3M™ Combat Ballistic Helmets and 3M™ Combat High Cut Ballistic Helmets featuring D3O® technology. Using D3O® advanced materials, the new helmet range is designed to provide a high level of protection against both ballistic penetration and fragmentation.

3M™ Combat Ballistic Helmets and 3M™ Combat High Cut Ballistic Helmets are manufactured by Ceradyne, Inc., a 3M™ company. 3M™ strive to set the standard for confidence and trust in protective gear by providing rugged and reliable equipment, utilising the best materials and production processes from around the world. Today, thousands of 3M protection solutions are within the Department of Defence and Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security and across US State and local agencies.

With weight starting at just 2lbs to provide improved comfort and mobility, it is the hidden tech core, which gives these helmets the edge. A collaboration with D3O, the ground-breaking impact protection and shock absorption specialists, the helmets are integrated with the D3O® TRUST helmet pad system that absorbs energy upon impact.

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Oakley Introduces Mod 3 & Mod 5 Snow Sports Helmets

Friday, February 12th, 2016


A lot of SSD readers like to ski and snowboard and a lot more are Oakley fans. At SIA, Oakley unveiled their entry into the snow sports helmet arena. Under development for three years, the Mod 3 and Mod 5 helmets incorporate a modular brim system so the wearer can choose the correct interface ti get a tight seal between helmet and goggle. Additionally, the chinstrap is magnetic, the liner is removable and it’s got a BOA fit system.

ARG Tactical Is Looking For A New Helmet Name

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

Passing this along for ARG Tactical.

ARG Tactical is coming out with a new helmet line. We are running a contest to give this new high cut helmet a name. If your name is selected, you will receive a new helmet in the color of your choice with rails, carbon fiber filled shroud, upgraded 4D Tactical Zero G Helmet Liner and the new Boa dial system. When submitting your entry, please do so via email so it is private. We don’t want anybody using the same name. Enter your name and reason behind the name to:

The helmet will be NIJ IIIA certified and will pass US MIL STD 662F for V50 fragmentation. Looking forward to all the entries.

Once a name is chosen, we will put out pictures of the kit and name the winner publicly.

Note to SSD Readers: Don’t post here.

Post SHOT Show Wrapup – Grey Ghost Gear  / Orion Design Group / S&S Precision

Sunday, January 24th, 2016

I had a chance to catch up with Orion Design Group.  They gave me a peek at a couple of new items in their Lupus camouflage pattern.  


In addition to this Lupus helmet cover for the Crye Precision AirFrame helmet, they’ve got a MOLLE Chassis for the S&S Precision PlateFrame. 

SHOT Show – MTEK Flux Helmet

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

TNVC is hosting MTEK, makers of the Flux helmet.  This NIJ IIIA features an undercut rear lip.  Additionally, that’s an M-LOK compatible rail which also accepts O2 masks.  The helmet is boltless, meaning no bolts protrude through the .186″ shell.  Yep, that’s the thickness of a carbon fiber shell, but it’s ballistic.  It also weighs just 2.2 lbs.  

There are a whole slew of innovations surrounding this helmet so check their site out.

SHOT Show – Team Wendy Introduces Exfil SAR Visor

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

The Exfil SAR Visor installs on the rails of the SAR Tactical and SAR Backcountry.  It is rated to both EN 166-2B and ANSI Z87.1 to protect your eyes from wind, debris and water.

SHOT Show – Ops-Core Tactical Hydration Counterweight System

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Make sure you stop by booth #8111 to enter a chance to win the Ops-Core Tactical Hydration Counterweight System.  

You’ll win the helmet, THC and beverages.  The drawing will be at the end of the show.