red-pill me on cheap used US GI kevlar helmets.

I'm gonna be doing some Armed Guard work and figure its a "no brainer" (pardon pun) to protect brain from at least pistol fire as much as I can for cheap.

Issues are:

1)what is wrong with them and WTF should be wary of?

2)sizing: I've got XXXL size head in normal hat size (maybe XXL will fit but I also wear skull cap for easy washing so hat don't smell like socks) so how does that work for US GI helmet sizing.

3) Not looking for top tier super operator. More like max protection from some punk's 9mm as well as throw bottles, rocks, sucker punch and just sun and rain, mostly sun. Something that is OK to put on once an hour for my 10min "round" around the building/lot.

WTF about this?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/304580560066?hash=item46ea6a84c2:g:55gAAOSwRopi3GL-

What else is better source for cheap, legit helmet?

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Anon my boy, are the other guards going to be wearing helmets?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Half the operators in any production milling machine shop won't be wearing safety glasses.
      Doesn't make it any smarter.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        it is smart bc when u get sweaty the glasses fog up and u cant see good

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous
          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I point the grinder away from me, how is that such a difficult concept?

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              then it'll just bounce off of something and back into your eye, you've got to get the sparks to bounce off of your beer gut and directly down into your boots (which you have tucked your pants into)

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >it is smart bc when u get sweaty the glasses fog up and u cant see good
          Anti-fog or anti-fogging agents and treatment are chemicals that prevent fogging on the surface on which they are applied by inhibiting the condensation of water on the surface.
          tldr You are a retard.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            all my glasses fog up

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      no, and I figure its like when you see a bear and you steal just one of your buddies shoes and he says "dude, that bear can still run faster than you with both shoes" and you say "I don't need to run faster than the bear, just faster than you".

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >says he wants a helmet for "armed guard" duty
    >specifies he wears some absurd size (probably not)
    >helmet listing is for a size large
    yeah no.
    I wear a 7 3/4s baseball cap and an XL is more than enough. If you actually wear an 8 1/2 or whatever an XXL might be necessary.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      cool, thx, I wear about same but 7 3/4 is med-snug.

      Like I said, I'm not gonna be wearing this hours/days on end unable to take it off, and I also like to wear inner liner skull caps, or soaked towels for cooling, etc.

      Leather band seems bit problematic with soaked towel but I guess that shit is replaceable.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Piggy backing off OP to ask another private security related question:

    Last year I made the decision to trust my life on the street to Second Chance body armor. I got the level IIa because it stops the most rounds. plus I got the Trauma Plate for the front.

    What scares me is that, although I can fit an extra trauma plate in the front, I cannot fit a second one in back. As of late I have taken to duct-taping a second trauma plate to the area of my back where the heart and vital organs are located. Then I put my vest on.

    Here is the questions. The ducttape solution, although tactically sound, is hot and painful to remove. I would like to go to the single-plate solution in back. What I am worried about is repeated hits to that area with .308 ammunition. I have a high-risk security job and I fear that I would be the target for repeated long-distance shots to my back.

    Are any of you aware of a thicker plate that could stop, say, .338 Lapua or something like that? Is there a better way to do the second plate?

    BTW, I am, of course, usually carrying a pair of ceramic plates in my briefcase so that I can shield my head. My SO (we work as a team when necessary) has a similar accessory containing a breakdown NEF single-shot 300 WinMag with an 18″ bbl. The plan is that I shield us with my body and “catch the rounds” while she assembles the NEF. I lay down covering fire with my 23 (Bar-Sto .357 Sig barrel) and she makes the long shots. I will then throw smoke grenades to obscure the area while continuing to lay covering fire. The problem, of course, is when I have to turn my back to run, and then the problem crops up.

    Thanks!

    • 2 weeks ago
      Yukari

      Ah, guaranteed replies.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Level 4 plates are the best you can do or that FRAS body armor or whatever Kentucky Ballistics shot the fuck out of

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        FRAS is a meme, stop watching youtube salesmen

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Who are your "enemies"? Old grandmas and 13 year old skater kids?

        Dude, it's the most ancient mall ninja copypasta. Don't fall for it.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >2)sizing: I've got XXXL
    Jug head

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Kevlar has a 5 year shelf life. Those helmets are useless.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Kevlar has a 5 year shelf life. Those helmets are useless.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This. The shelf life on helmets especially should be followed. Plus wearing a helmet as an armed guard is kinda mall ninja

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Kevlar has a 5 year shelf life. Those helmets are useless.

      >another retard trying to claim a warranty period is the same as shelf life

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    I do not understand the “joke” or the “Rambo.” I am in a high-risk job. It is not the Mall of America, but Ill tell you what its no podunk mall either.I am a responsible citizen who has made the choice to carry at all times. I defend others. If something happens at the Mall then I would be the hero, not those of you who are making fun of me for no reason. Yes Im not a Green Beret but guess what neither are you and unlike you I have to face unruly shoppers every day.My REAL problem is that, like any LEO, I have enemies because of my job. They may have access to high-powered rifles. My job starts and ends at the same time every day. Although I use four rotating routes to drive to and from work, I am still vulnerable during the walk to and from my car. This is the time that I load up on the trauma plates because I DO NOT WANT TO BE SHOT DEAD!Also, someone said that my Tac Team doesn’t get training. Not true. We meet at the range every night and shoot 400 rounds each through weapons that closely resemble our duty setup. We also practice unarmed combat. I am a Master of three martial arts including ninjitsu, which means I can wear the special boots to climb walls. I don’t think any of you are working as hard as I am to be prepared. I asked a serious question about tactical armor and I wanted a serious response. If you want to laugh at somebody, try laughing at the sheep out there who go to the mall unarmed trusting in me to stand guiard over their lives like a God.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      wtaf

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Who are your "enemies"? Old grandmas and 13 year old skater kids?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I the liutenant of a 3 man Rapid Tactical Force Team, in one of the nation’s largest indoor retail shopping centers. My job job is to defend and protect the lives of the many shoppers who currently vist this center, and in my line of work you cannot be too careful. My job requires that my weapons be of the highest quality, and compared to the HK94 my Team Leader owns, it is a great gun. The HK MP5SD we tesst fired was quiet, but kept jamminng with Hydra-Shoks. The round would go “nose up” out of the magazine, and stop the bolt, and I kept having to clear the chamber. I will not buy any more HK’s because of these FTF’s, the Civvie-leagal HK94 does the same thing. We are completely done with pistol caliber HK’s on our taem, our equipment must be reliable. For the smae reason, however, we will continue to use the G36 rifles for patrol, be cause they do work more smoothly than the M4’s. I just need a reliable replacement for the HK’s, and we chose SW because of their availibility and reputation.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          What about. 50 bmg threats fired from hot topic?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Listen, I don’t expect you civilians to understand the situation. But bear with me and I’ll see if I can pound it into you soft skulls.With the decay of society and the rotting away of the moral fiber of our country this world is getting more and more dangerous and down right mean. Who do you think protects you from the scum of this society??? The cops, the FBI, the army???Guess again, it’s the guys guarding your companies, your banks, your schools, your homes, your supermarkets, and yes smartass, even your malls. What good are the cops going to be if a shooter shows up at your workplace??? How about your kid’s school, remember Columbine? I’ll tell you what the cops will do, call the SWAT team and screw around trying to locate the front door for 30 minutes, while you or your children are shot down like prairie dogs at a drunken machinegun shoot.We are on site, when the cops are cruising around handing out speeding tickets or harrassing prostitutes. We risk our lives so you can go home to mommy at the end of the day and this is the respect we get??? Hell, I’d call some of us “heroes”, but I’m sure most of you juveniles don’t understand the meaning of such a Distinguished word.So go play Rainbow Six and frag some “tangos”, and tell your mommy to bring you some milk and cookies. Meanwhile, my ass is one the line so your fat butt can go to the mall and pick up the latest copy of “Computer Gaming Monthly” without getting jumped and sodomized in the mall bathroom.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              What the fuck did you just fucking say about me, you moron? I'll have you know I graduated top of my class in the Navy Seals, and I've been involved in numerous secret raids on Al-Quaeda, and I have over 300 confirmed kills. I am trained in gorilla warfare and I'm the top sniper in the entire US armed forces. You are nothing to me but just another target. I will wipe you the fuck out with precision the likes of which has never been seen before on this Earth, mark my fucking words. You think you can get away with saying that shit to me over the Internet? Think again, fucker. As we speak I am contacting my secret network of spies across the USA and your IP is being traced right now so you better prepare for the storm, maggot. The storm that wipes out the pathetic little thing you call your life. You're fucking dead, kid. I can be anywhere, anytime, and I can kill you in over seven hundred ways, and that's just with my bare hands. Not only am I extensively trained in unarmed combat, but I have access to the entire arsenal of the United States Marine Corps and I will use it to its full extent to wipe your miserable ass off the face of the continent, you little shit. If only you could have known what unholy retribution your little "clever" comment was about to bring down upon you, maybe you would have held your fucking tongue. But you couldn't, you didn't, and now you're paying the price, you goddamn idiot. I will shit fury all over you and you will drown in it. You're fucking dead, kiddo.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Not OP but i have a question about helmet sizing, i have a really narrow head (1940s krauts would be aroused after measuring my skull). This makes it so that i can only wear narrow dad caps and small beanies, are there smaller sized helmets for people like me or would i be fine with a "normal" helmet. Sometimes sunglasses for kids fit me better than ones for adults lol.

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