HellStorm Special Operations Tactical Goggles on sale and available from our online store. OpticsPlanet, Inc is an Authorized US Distributor for BlackHawk Goggles.
HellStorm® SO Tactical Goggles are constructed of soft urethane, which stays flexible in extreme cold conditions. They are designed with an innovative upper and lower ventilation system for fog free use. These durable goggles can handle any abuse! Micro cellular face foam for comfort with adjustable strap. Ergonomic design won't interfere with PASGT helmets or other headgear.
The following tests of the HellStorm Spec-Ops Goggles has been preformed by Specific units of the U.S. Army:
I just wanted to drop you a note and let you know that I finally got around to testing the goggles you gave us at the SHOT show. Here are the "range house environment" results:
1. Simunitions, MP5, 2 rounds, 20 ft = no effect to lens, but the nose piece came disconnected from the lens.
2. Simunitions, MP5, 2 rounds, 10 ft = 2 cracks on inner lens near the vent holes, and 1 crack on inner lens from vent hole towards cheek, approx. 1" in length.
I firmly believe that the goggles would protect an individual from close range Simms shots to the eyes. I am trying to put your product in a situation that could happened and let you know the results, in hope that it will assist you in development. I have used many of your products and have nothing but praise for BlackHawk Industries. I have been wearing these goggles since the SHOT show and have had no problems with fogging. They are very comfortable and fit my face perfectly.
I completed the last two tests on the goggles. Here are the results:
Explosive breach #1 - Hollow core door, external breach with overhead cover. charge- 84" C-2 Rigid 28 Net Explosive wt. conditions- 12' from charge at a 45 degree angle, 4' off the ground results- no effect to lenses
Explosive breach #2- Hollow core door, external breach with overhead cover. charge- 84" C-2 Rigid .28 Net Explosive wt. conditions- 12 ' from charge at a 0 degree angle, 4' off the ground results- no effects to lenses
Shot gun test - Benelli M-1, 12 gauge, 14" barrel, 9 shot, 1 1/8 oz #1- 25 meters- 4 pellets hit the lenses with no penetration#2- 20 meters- 6 pellets hit the lenses with no penetration, 1 pellet broke lenses, 5 cracked #3- 15 meters- 12 pellets hit lenses, 1 pellet penetrated to the face, a piece of the inner lense came apart from the rest of the lenses (approx size of half a dime) Penetration from 15 meter test could have come from the compromise of the 20 meter test, since the pellet that penetrated was in close proximity to the crack caused by the 20 meter test.
I am very impressed with the performance of these goggles!
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