Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel

Log In

A valid email is required.
Password is required.
Site Notices
Tactical Night Vision Corporation
Avatar
IP
  • Joined Jan 2002
  • Posts 20460
  • Location USA USA
Offline Positive Feedback
IP
  • Joined Jan 2002
  • Posts 20460
  • Location USA USA
Offline Positive Feedback
Posted: 5/12/2011 6:38:36 PM EST
Tactical Night Vision Corporation - TNVC, INC.
http://www.tnvc.com
sales@tvnc.com
(909) 796-7000
"Eliminating our adversaries 940nm at a time"
Neo-crusader
Avatar
Bronze
  • Joined Jan 2008
  • Posts 2630
  • Location USA KY, USA
Offline Positive Feedback
Bronze
  • Joined Jan 2008
  • Posts 2630
  • Location USA KY, USA
Offline Positive Feedback
InstructorMilitary
Posted: 5/12/2011 7:16:09 PM EST
This is relevant to my interest.
Caedite eos! Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius.
Long Range Guru
Avatar
Dealer
  • Joined May 2008
  • Posts 1665
  • Location USA AZ, USA
Offline Positive Feedback
Dealer
  • Joined May 2008
  • Posts 1665
  • Location USA AZ, USA
Offline Positive Feedback
Posted: 5/30/2011 12:26:40 PM EST
TACTICAL COORDINATION
mike@tacticalcoordination.com
602.909.8555
tacticalcoordination.com
Basic
  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Posts 298
  • Location USA IL, USA
Offline Neutral Feedback
Basic
  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Posts 298
  • Location USA IL, USA
Offline Neutral Feedback
Posted: 6/15/2011 11:07:48 PM EST
I'm not intending to hate, and I'm only a civilian, so this is just an honest question...

What's the primary market/demographic of a non-ballistic budget helmet? I can see mounting flashlights, but mounting NVGs doesn't make much sense to me. Wouldn't someone willing to drop $4k on NVGs drop some extra coin on a normal (read: not budget) helmet?
Member
Avatar
Bronze
  • Joined Jan 2006
  • Posts 2564
  • Location USA USA
Offline Positive Feedback
Bronze
  • Joined Jan 2006
  • Posts 2564
  • Location USA USA
Offline Positive Feedback
Posted: 6/16/2011 12:51:35 AM EST
I would guess there are alot of people buying NVG's that aren't on a 2 way range and don't want the weight of a ballistic helmet. As for being a budget helmet, People don't buy gen 3 NVG's cause they cost alot... They buy them cause they work well. How much should a plastic NVG helmet cost?
callmenoshie: "saying that females have the potential to be "bat shit crazy" is like saying the sky has the potential to be blue."
Member
Avatar
Bronze
  • Joined Apr 2005
  • Posts 2064
  • Location USA WA, USA
Offline Positive Feedback
Bronze
  • Joined Apr 2005
  • Posts 2064
  • Location USA WA, USA
Offline Positive Feedback
Posted: 7/3/2011 3:34:30 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/3/2011 3:34:55 AM EST by CrazyWhiteGuy]
Originally Posted By the_great_mantis:
I'm not intending to hate, and I'm only a civilian, so this is just an honest question...

What's the primary market/demographic of a non-ballistic budget helmet? I can see mounting flashlights, but mounting NVGs doesn't make much sense to me. Wouldn't someone willing to drop $4k on NVGs drop some extra coin on a normal (read: not budget) helmet?


.mil helmets are not primarily intended to stop bullets. They are intended to eat high impact damage like when your truck gets fragged and you eat the sharp steel corner of a radio mount, or a loaded50 ammo can starts flying around inside the vehicle. Like anything with an angle, it may deflect a round if it hits a sweet spot, but its more likely to stop debris or impact.

A polymer helmet might save you from smashing your dome into the dash of your jeep or something, or keep you awake if you fall out of it. It also gives a solid mount point for NVGS/LAMs. I would much prefer one of these to a kpot, even an ACH.
R.I.P - SSG David H Gutierrez 25/12/2009 OEF 9-11
R.I.P - SPC Kyle J Wright 13/01/2010 OEF 9-11
R.I.P - PFC Jonathan C Yanney 18/08/2009 OEF 9-11
Nonsense personified
Avatar
Bronze
  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Posts 5320
  • Location USA AZ, USA
Offline Positive Feedback
Bronze
  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Posts 5320
  • Location USA AZ, USA
Offline Positive Feedback
Posted: 7/4/2011 11:28:41 AM EST
Originally Posted By slappomatt:
I would guess there are alot of people buying NVG's that aren't on a 2 way range and don't want the weight of a ballistic helmet. As for being a budget helmet, People don't buy gen 3 NVG's cause they cost alot... They buy them cause they work well. How much should a plastic NVG helmet cost?


A ballistic FAST helmet is light as hell. And pretty available, even free if you know the right people and want one.

That basejump an others are used in .mil jumps and all other active training such as force on force where head protection is required by protocol.
Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.
-Nikita Khrushchev

Posts dictated but not read.
Si vis pacem habeatis filios vestros, ad bellum pa
Avatar
Bronze
  • Joined Apr 2001
  • Posts 650
  • Location USA NC, USA
Offline Positive Feedback
Bronze
  • Joined Apr 2001
  • Posts 650
  • Location USA NC, USA
Offline Positive Feedback
Military
Posted: 5/9/2014 6:35:31 PM EST
Bringing this one from the way back... Does anyone know of a cover that will fit this helmet? Been looking at the firstspear one. I really like it but want to make sure it will fit. Any ideas?

WP
God help us all....
Member
Avatar
Sponsor
  • Joined Feb 2013
  • Posts 484
  • Location USA USA
Offline Neutral Feedback
Sponsor
  • Joined Feb 2013
  • Posts 484
  • Location USA USA
Offline Neutral Feedback
NRA
Posted: 5/9/2014 10:15:32 PM EST
Programs Manager
Tactical Night Vision Company-TNVC
www.tnvc.com
Basic
  • Joined Jan 2013
  • Posts 569
  • Location USA TN, USA
Offline Neutral Feedback
Basic
  • Joined Jan 2013
  • Posts 569
  • Location USA TN, USA
Offline Neutral Feedback
Posted: 11/1/2014 12:14:28 PM EST
I have one of these that sees moderate use, mostly for when I hunt off steep bluffs. I wear it to my hunting spot in case I slip and fall. Save the noggin'. I have no cell phone signal out there, so more protection the better in case I fall. Also acts as a quick pillow for a nice nap.
Top