Troy, MI – December 14, 2015: A new invention will protect police and security guards while allowing them to maintain a friendly, professional image. The BulletSafe Bulletproof Baseball Cap uses advanced ballistic materials to add ballistic protection to a regular baseball cap. “Protection without intimidation” is what the hat promises. Unlike riot helmets, which cannot be worn in the community, the BulletSafe baseball cap is friendly and discreet.
The BulletSafe Bulletproof Baseball Cap stops bullets effectively. It can stop bullets specified under National Institute of Justice Level IIA. This includes .38, .40, 9mm, .45 caliber, and even some .357 Magnum rounds. This level of protection will defeat most of the handguns a policeman might encounter in his work.
The hat is light and comfortable as well. It weighs just 8 ounces. The BulletSafe Bulletproof Baseball Cap offers protection on the front 1/3 of the hat. “We wanted discretion so officers look friendly and professional. We couldn’t make a helmet. Helmets are too bulky to wear everyday.” Said Tom Nardone, the hat’s inventor.
The bulletproof baseball cap was funded through Kickstarter last January. 157 people helped raise $11,800 to create this safer, friendlier form of head protection. Since that time BulletSafe has created the production tools and passed the ballistics test at Oregon Ballistics Laboratory. On schedule and on budget, the first hats are being worn by early backers. Before the end of the year everyone will able to order a bulletproof hat for immediate shipment.
How much does this level of protection cost? The hat is just $129! In fact, BulletSafe has a history of offering great value. Their level IIIA bulletproof vest at $299 is widely considered to be the best value in body armor.
If you would like to see the BulletSafe Bulletproof Baseball Cap in action, the company created an especially thorough demonstration video. In the video they use specific heads and skulls made to replicate human bones and soft tissue. The difference between skulls shot while wearing a cap and without a cap is huge. The result? These hats will definitely save lives.
Tom Nardone, President of BulletSafe is available at 1-248-457-6877. Stop by SHOT Show booth #2616