Level IIIa ballistic helmets are designed to defeat handgun rounds and fragments from weapons like shotguns or fragmentation grenades. Additionally, these helmets have the advantage of being lightweight and more comfortable than other helmets on the market for a wearer. Whether or not a level IIIa ballistic helmet will be able to stop specific bullets will depend heavily on the ammunition and the caliber. Learn more about Ballistic Helmet capabilities here.
Our signature ballistic helmets are independently tested and certified by an NIJ-certified lab in the United States. At Ballistic Armor Co. we offer the same protection as the better-known premium brands, with superior comfort and a more affordable price.
Our Ballistic helmets are made with aramid such as Kevlar® and Teijin® to provide the type of protection you expect when purchasing a Combat helmet.
Common accessories for ballistic helmets range from visors, face shields, and chin straps for improved comfort; night vision capabilities for enhanced situational awareness; and mounts for cameras, integrated lighting systems, or hearing protection devices. Whether for police, military, private security, or civilians – there are plenty of options available to choose from when considering how to accessorize your tactical helmet.
IIIa ballistic helmets are designed to protect the wearer from fragments, shrapnel and handgun ammunition. Some brands of helmet falsely claim to offer a IIIa helmet that will stop a rifle round, but these claims are false and misleading, and should never be trusted. While some IIIa helmet designs may exceed the NIJ minimum specifications for a IIIa helmet, thus providing some degree of protection against certain types of rifle ammo, users should be aware that these helmets should not be relied upon exclusively for protection in those situations.