$5 Kevlar Army helmet

Discussion in 'Off-topic' started by gunsmoker, May 17, 2018 at 8:24 PM.

  1. gunsmoker

    gunsmoker Lawyer and Gun Activist

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    At the Goodwill store in Cumming, 715 Atlanta Hwy (just south of Hwy 20 near Exit 14) there is a Kevlar PASGT helmet, size XL I think, (printing in it is faded), with suspension / liner.
    No cover, missing most of chinstrap.

    $5.

    Five bucks!!!
     

  2. Schweisshund

    Schweisshund Well-Known Member

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    Did you buy it?

    That would be a neat item to test different firearms on.
     
  3. gunsmoker

    gunsmoker Lawyer and Gun Activist

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    I thought about that, but YouTube is just full of videos showing people shooting at PASGT body armor --both the helmet and the vests. So I don't think I'd learn anything. This item's highest and best use is to go to the home of some preppher or ultra prepared patriot type that wants to have head protection when called upon to fulfill the "citizens militia" role.

    Shooting it up just for the hell of it would be wasteful.
     
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  4. Nemo

    Nemo Man of Myth and Legend

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    I would love to have that. Its a bit far away and with shipping or such.

    And I have been advised I have a big head, but I don't think I have quite made extra large on the one that is designed for.

    Nemo
     
  5. moe mensale

    moe mensale Well-Known Member

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    PASGT helmets are rated for Level 3A threats - 9mm, .40 S&W, .44 Magnum, etc. Pistol rounds. Those rounds may not make it through but you may die from blunt force trauma from the backface deformation. Rifle rounds (5.56mm, 7.62mm and up) will put new openings in both sides of the helmet as well as your head. And should you luck out and get shot in the face it doesn't matter what helmet you're wearing. I got rid of mine ~25 years ago when I figured out they were useless for my purposes.

    These are more useful for protection from fragmentation and blunt force trauma when confronting those antifa hordes or women with really huge thighs. :mrgreen:
     
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  6. phantoms

    phantoms Senior Mumbler

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    GS, that could have been your new bicycle helmet.