How to Choose a Ballistic Helmet?
There are multiple reasons why ballistic helmets from UARM are of the utmost importance in your defensive setup. Primarily, even a slight injury to your head can lead to massive sensory deficits or even unconsciousness. Still, you will need to use a ballistic helmet that is optimal for your needs.
With slight variations between the models, there are three types of ballistic helmets:
- High-cut for lightness and utility
- Low-cut for maximum coverage
- Mid-cut for specialized tasks
By the shape alone you will know exactly what type of helmet you need. But, those in the market for buying helmets also need to be aware of secondary features that every model has. Your ears, eyes, and mouth might also be necessary during the mission, and you need to account for that.
Remember that moving your head is often as important as protecting it. Combined, they allow us to use both the sensory organs we have on it, as well as the most important thing in combat, the stuff inside the noggin.
Ballistic Helmets for Speed and Utility
In a vast majority of security situations, such as law enforcement or property protection, you don’t need to fear a lot of IEDs or random shrapnel. Also, such places usually host a lot of cover.
Additionally, you will need to have easy access to communication as well as to be able to listen to your surroundings. This is much easier with a high-cut model.
By using something like the BHBH™ Boltless High-Cut Ballistic Helmet you can have all of the external accessories like lights, cameras, and communication devices attached to your head without compromising the integrity of the helmet.
This model specifically can protect your head from anything up to a .44 Magnum, meaning that you are safe from virtually any type of handgun. And, even more protection is offered against flying debris or shrapnel that might be coming from a blind angle.
And as it is only 2 ½ pounds, it would be easy to wear for a whole shift if necessary.
When You Need Protection
While agility is good, if you are lacking cover and at risk from explosives and collapsing debris you don’t want your ears and the back of your head exposed. Traps and anti-personnel explosives are especially dangerous for these parts of the head.
In such cases, wearing something like the LCBH™ Low Cut Ballistic Helmet would be necessary. While it offers the same level of ballistic protection, it has a wider area of coverage and is designed to protect against flying shrapnel.
The added thickness and streamlined design are also made to significantly reduce any impact you might have from such attacks. This will leave you in a fighting condition even if you have suffered a hit and won’t reduce your capabilities.
Still, such a helmet is considerably heavier than the high-cut counterpart and shouldn’t be chosen lightly. Ideally, you want to have it on only for the mission, defeat your enemies, and come back, without any unnecessary strain on your neck.