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Video: Adept Armor fires .357 Magnum at its NovaSteel helmet

The tests demonstrated the helmet’s ability to withstand gunfire without being penetrated or severely deformed

By Joanna Putman

TULSA, Okla. — Adept Armor has released a video showing a test of its NovaSteel ACH-style helmet, according to a news release.

The video shows the comparative performance of three helmets under fire: a steel military helmet, a standard IIIA-approved police tactical helmet and a NovaSteel helmet with a .357 Magnum.

The traditional steel military helmet was penetrated by the first shot fired.

The Kevlar IIIA-approved helmet was not fully penetrated during the test, but “exhibited severe localized deformation,” according to the video.

The test of the NovaSteel helmet also showed no penetrations in dozens of shots and showed “absolutely minimal deformation,” according to video.

“We couldn’t be prouder of the performance demonstrated by the NovaSteel ACH-style helmet in this rigorous test,” said Jake Ganor, founder of Adept Armor. “The video underscores our commitment to providing high-quality protective gear that exceeds industry standards and offers unparalleled protection to our customers.”

The NovaSteel helmet is VPAM 3 compliant, according to Adept Armor’s website. Accessories available include NVG shrouds, M-Lok side rails, ballistic mandibles, ballistic visors, blast liner sets and ballistic appliques.