- Frequently Asked Questions
Bulletproof Baseball Cap
This is the BulletSafe Bulletproof Baseball Cap. It is designed to offer discreet protection for police and security guards. This bulletproof baseball cap is the first of its kind and it offers protection you can wear anytime, anywhere.
The BulletSafe Bulletproof Baseball Cap offers level IIA protection. It will stop 9mm, .38, .380, .40 and even .45 caliber rounds. These are common rounds you might face on the street. This hat will stop these rounds and prevent them from entering your skull.
The hats offer a hard plate of compressed polyethylene. This plate covers the front 1/3 of the baseball cap. This is the most coverage that we could provide while maintaining a discreet appearance. The BulletSafe Bulletproof Baseball Cap is not a ballistic helmet, it is more discreet and offers less protective area. Unlike a ballistic helmet, this baseball cap is designed to be worn everyday, everywhere.
Hats are currently available in black only with your choice of three sizes: Small, Medium, and Large/Extra Large. They are Flex-fit hats so they are comfortable for a wide range of people.
Bulletproof Baseball Cap Sizing
Measure your head where your hat-band will go, typically across the middle of your forehead and around the widest part of the back of your head. Here is how to choose your size:
Head circumference : Size
- Less than 21 inches : Small
- 21-23 inches: Medium
- 23 inches - 24 inches: Large
We do not currently offer a hat larger than this. This is because our ballistic panel leaves the hat with less room for your head. We have to start with an XXL hat to get a Large bulletproof hat.
Would you like to explore some of the science behind our Bulletproof Baseball Cap? Watch this video as we put it to the test.
Why do we make a bulletproof baseball cap?
People in dangerous jobs need protection, and dangerous situations need less aggression. The BulletSafe Bulletproof Baseball Cap offers discreet protection while looking professional and approachable. It's a great way for people to stay safe.
Won't the force from the impact kill you?
The amount of energy in a handgun round is high, but not as high as some people seem to believe. A .45ACP has about 450 Joules of energy. A hockey snapshot has about 240. So the amount of impact you would feel is on the order of twice the impact of being hit in the helmet with a hockey puck. Is that enough to give you a concussion? Likely. It is certainly in that range, but a concussion would be a welcome outcome when compared to the damage a bullet would do to the same area without protection. A gunshot to the forehead is almost certainly fatal without this cap.
Will the hat protect the side and rear of your head?
No. The protective panel only covers the front. It covers 33% of the inside of the hat.
Why won't it protect the side and rear?
There are two answers. The first has to do with discretion. The idea behind the project is to project a friendly appearance, and if you cannot hide the ballistic panel, that won't happen. The second has to do with fitting different people's heads. Protecting the sides and back of different people's heads makes a helmet. Those already exist.
How does it work?
We are essentially using materials that would normally be used to stop rifle rounds to create a small panel which will stop handgun rounds. This isn't magic. It is just good material science.
How was the hat tested?
The hat was tested at Oregon Ballistics Laboratory in accordance with the frontal portion of the National Institute of Justice's helmet standard. The hat passed the NIJ level IIA test.
What caliber will the hat stop?
The hat offers level IIA protection which includes .22LR, .38, .380, .40, 9mm and .45ACP rounds.