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Ops-Core Helmet Saves LAPD SWAT Officer’s Life

During a recent callout, a suspect fired a .44 round at a LAPD SWAT officer from an elevated position 7-10 feet away.

The Ops-Core FAST XP Helmet he was wearing, saved his life.

If there’s a lesson in here, it’s wear good kit. If your life depends on it, don’t skimp.

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13 Responses to “Ops-Core Helmet Saves LAPD SWAT Officer’s Life”

  1. Dellis says:

    Wonderful news to hear and yes, thank God for not only the helmet but to those who designed this!

    Now, I am guessing a hit like this can really ring your bell?

  2. Dellis says:

    Wonderful news to hear! Yes, thank God for this helmet but also to those who designed it!

    • Dellis says:

      My apologies for double post….for some reason my first post would not post, which now has become a triple post

      • Ed says:

        Happens all time on this “work” computer,

        Glad he’s alright! Truths about good kit

  3. Sammy says:

    Looks like that officer was lucky with the round skimming the side of the helmet and just chipping the paint coating. If that 44 round was too have direct impact, it would be like someone hitting you on the head with a sledge hammer, not a good day. Thank god hes allright, and had on his helmet.

    • Iancornell92 says:

      Physics say otherwise. Comparing a bullet to a bat is apples to oranges.

      • Sammy says:

        ” ummm have you seen my Stapler!!”

      • JM Gavin says:

        I took a 7.62×54 round to the back plate. I would compare the impact to a strong batter trying for a home run. It got my attention, but was not painful, as the plate spread the impact, if you will. The bullet passed through the plate, but fragmented, coming to rest in pieces in the soft armor underneath (I was wearing RBAV with LVL 4 plates).

        I have seen several GSWs to ballistic helmets. Some penetrated, some did not. Whether or not the round penetrated seemed to be due to the angle of the strike, with oblique impacts failing to penetrate.

        Regardless, a good outcome in the present case. Good equipment can and does save lives.

  4. Lasse says:

    CPG is gonna say it’s fake

  5. Victor DiCosola says:

    Great story, great company and helmet.

  6. jjj0309 says:

    This news made me smile. Hard to hear good news these days.

  7. Alpha2 says:

    That is great to hear. Good stuff.

  8. Mac says:

    That’s cool. Thanks to the engineers, product designers, chemists, heck even sales people and everyone involved. Not sure god had anything to with with this except perhaps giving the officer courage under fire.