Question of the Day: You Aren’t Really Tacticool Until . . .

Revision's  IHPS small arms helmet (courtesy

You wear one of these. OK, it’s not that funny. (It is, in fact, Revision Military’s IHPS small arms helmet. “The helmet’s optimized shell design contours the shape of the wearer’s head, increasing their area of coverage and protection while reducing system weight and unneeded space. The system weighs less than existing combat helmets and includes upgradeable mandible and visor protection. It also features an innovative retention and netted suspension system with dial-in comfort settings and high-impact ballistic padding. The suite includes modular ballistic armor plates that can be applied to the helmet’s exterior for an increased level of protection.”) Show me how it’s done. Finish the sentence properly . . .


  1. avatar sbk510 says:

    …you win a gun battle at 60 mph from the back of your motorcye.

    1. avatar Excedrine says:

      Only in Battlefield. lol

  2. avatar joe says:

    a must have riding a motorcycle through chicago

  3. avatar Jim R says:

    …until your size 44/26 78-pocket digital camo cargo pants arrive from Amazon.

    1. avatar Scott says:

      +1 bravo!

    2. avatar A. Nuran says:

      You win!

  4. avatar pat says:

    No Master Chief visor? I’m insulted.

    1. avatar Backyardsniper says:

      They also make that as well. Actually looks pretty badass.

  5. avatar PhoenixNFA says:

    Garza didn’t lose his Kevlar, he was testing a new helmet!!

    (Points to whoever gets the reference.)

    1. avatar Shire-man says:

      Generation Kill?

      Where do I redeem these points?

      1. avatar PhoenixNFA says:

        Amazon probably.

        1. avatar Shire-man says:

          Can’t wait. Gonna get me one of these:

          Edit, aw image didnt work. Anyway it’s an MP COMMANDO Muscle Costume. Sort of alieny and sort of IHPSy.

    2. avatar Pete says:


  6. avatar Bob Wall says:

    You know all the words to this song…

  7. avatar scooter says:

    … until the accessories on you AR outweigh the rifle and you can re-enact every Carnik Con video. Operator as f#@&!

  8. avatar KingSarc48265 says:

    Until… You upholster your car interior and furniture with MOLLE.
    Until… You own 15 cans of tactical bacon.
    Until… You double the weight of your Bushmaster with $20 ”upgrades”
    Until… Your rails have rails.
    Until… Operator becomes the most frequent word you say.

    I might be a bit into mall ninja territory, but there isnt much of a difference.

    1. avatar sonnyroofy says:

      Came here to post “until your rails have rails”, left satisfied.

      1. avatar Jim Jones says:

        For when you need back ups to your back ups:

        Best. Promotional. Video. Ever.

    2. avatar D says:

      Lol on the rail comment

    3. avatar chuck (hates nj) says:

      Wow I had to look up tactical bacon and of course cmmg makes it in a can with a 10+ year shelf life. Also found unicorn meat on Amazon.

    4. avatar Leo Atrox says:

      Ironically, I just got a rail for my rail … It’s a 45-degree adapter for an Insight WRL light from Haley Strategic. But, as a Marine, I reserve the right to think I was tacticool before I had a rail for my rail.

      1. avatar Leo Atrox says:

        INFORCE WML light … Not an Insight light. I also reserve the right to be wrong from time to time. Crow tastes delish!

  9. avatar RockOnHellChild says:

    Add those beer can holders with the straw dispenser and I will buy one tomorrow…

  10. avatar DJ says:

    and the operator is completely incapable of hearing someone sneaking up behind him.

    1. avatar UnapologeticallyAmerican says:

      probably hears better than most with the integrated peltors.

  11. avatar Schizuki says:

    … you refer to a firearm as a “weapons system.”

    1. avatar B says:

      … or a dry fire as a “tactical press.” Seriously, wtf?

      1. avatar LT says:

        ^ this is hilarious.

      2. avatar Atypical Philadelphian says:

        I imagine a “tactical press” is a reloading press with accessory rails on it.

        1. avatar Vhyrus says:

          I thought it was lifting weights under fire.

        2. avatar Salty Bear says:

          Sounds like innuendo to me.

  12. avatar DanRRZ says:

    Put talon grips on your iphone for greater purchase, and carry it in a thigh holster since you have honed that drawstroke to the point where it is greasy fast.

  13. avatar Tyler says:

    Seem logical that the military would want a helmet that protects the soldiers face, plus a heads up display would be a great asset to infantry soldiers if the obvious technical hurdles can be overcome. Now the psyops people need to figure out what to make look like so that it instills fear into the hearts of as many of our likely enemies as possible.

    1. avatar KCK says:

      My retinas are my heads-up display

    2. avatar Semper Why says:

      Throw a little Hot Rod Red onto it and make it look like Iron Man.

    3. avatar R Miss says:

      I’d be all about increased protection from having my face shot off.

    4. avatar peirsonb says:

      What to make it look like to instill fear?


      1. avatar Salty Bear says:

        Mental image of U.S. infantrymen going into battle wearing Feinstein helmets just induced a fit of laughter.

  14. avatar TommyinKY says:

    … everything you own has a picatinny rail equiped with laser, flashlight and vertical grip.

    1. avatar A. Nuran says:

      Including your wife’s mop

  15. avatar mrvco says:

    … you wear the IHPS small arms helmet on your nightly neighborhood watch patrol.

  16. avatar Cyrano says:

    You own all the “operator” accessories but still operate a Chevy Citation.

  17. avatar lolinski says:

    Is this how the last sentence should read?

    “The helmet includes modular ballistic armor plates that can be applied to the helmet’s exterior for an increased level of protection.”

  18. avatar ShaunL. says:

    ….Your EDC pocket knife has a laser, flashlight, 1 point sling, night vision and bipod.

    Do you even tacticool bro?

    1. avatar AznMike says:

      I take it your a level 100 Colonel?

      1. avatar ShaunL. says:


        I had to google that.

  19. avatar franky4fingers says:

    When you have tactical laser pizza cutter.

  20. avatar TomM says:

    …you buy this to go with your picatinny-rail-infused rollerblades

  21. avatar anonymous says:

    This 15-year old boy was more tacti-cool than the readers of this blog, or American cops, will ever be.

    Aitzaz Hasan: Tributes To Pakistan Teenager Killed When He Stopped A Bomber

    9 January 2014
    last updated at 11:08 ET

    Tributes have been pouring in for a Pakistani teenager who was killed on Monday when he tackled a suicide bomber targeting his school in the Hangu area.

    Aitzaz Hasan, 15, was with friends outside school when they spotted a man wearing a suicide vest.

    Despite the pleas of his fellow students, he decided to confront and capture the bomber who then detonated his vest, his cousin told the BBC.

    Aitzaz is being hailed as a hero in an outpouring of praise on social media.

    1. avatar Roscoe says:

      Words are cheap; walk the walk!

    2. avatar Michael B. says:

      Kid’s a damn hero.

      1. avatar Roscoe says:

        Clearly cared enough about his mates to do whatever it took to protect them.

    3. avatar Bob Wall says:

      Why, that would make him “tacti-cooler” than you, “Anony-wuss”.

      No one ever said the kid wasn’t, but thanks for being today’s “TITPB” (Turd In The Punch Bowl)!

    4. avatar A. Nuran says:

      A warrior. A hero. A martyr.

  22. avatar ErrantVenture11 says:

    I’m going to buy one of these for my son’s ocularist, and replace the night vision goggles with his magnifying headgear. He works near Detroit, might come in handy.

  23. avatar A-Rod says:

    In July 2012 Leonard Embody was questioned/detained/arrested by some of Metro Nashville’s Finest. The video is on YouTube. Leonard can be seen wearing a ballistic vest and can be heard saying the reason he is wearing the vest is because he has a history of having police officers point their weapons at him. Honesty, I like it. So this is Leonard’s next purchase…. Stay tuned to his next video from Legislative Plaza wearing said new helmet.

    1. avatar A-Rod says:

      Check that. It was July 2013. My mistake. The rest is all true… for the most part.

  24. avatar Gregolas says:

    The helmet can also be equipped with external reactive armor to defeat shaped charges.

  25. avatar PeterC says:

    “Trick or treat!”

  26. avatar Noishkel says:

    NECK STRAIN. That’s all I’m saying.

  27. avatar Adub says:

    …your AR weighs more than you do…

  28. avatar Mitchell! says:

    . . . Magpul sends you a Christmas card.

  29. avatar Jus Bill says:

    Pair with Revision Military’s Crosman Urban Mission Airsoft Kit [] for the ultimate tacticool experience.

  30. avatar Ralph says:

    Di I get one for free if I join the Borg Collective?

  31. avatar Al says:

    … you are ready to be shot out of your own canon.

  32. avatar 505markf says:

    … you stand naked in front of the mirror, admiring the 6″ rail you just superglued to your junk, and say, “bring it.”

    1. avatar jwm says:

      Does the 6 inch rail match the chrome barrel extension and hydraulic pump?

      1. avatar 505markf says:

        Dude, puhlease. Nothing but hard chrome with a nitron finish for the true operator. Hydraulic or pneumatic is acceptable. And so what it’s only a six inch rail… True Operators don’t give a F*CK what anyone thinks because they are stylin’ via IR and night vision all the way to the bed.

  33. avatar Brdflu says:

    …you pee your pants.

    If peeing your pants makes you tacticool consider me Miles Davis

    1. avatar Chris says:

      Billy Madison!!!!

      1. avatar Brdflu says:

        O’doyle rules!

    2. avatar 505markf says:

      … you pee your pants because you will not willingly disarm yourself to unzip the fly and have at it. Why? Because F*CK YOU! Operating here!

  34. avatar OODAloop says:

    You deploy with Gecko45…

  35. avatar SpeleoFool says:

    …HK thinks you’re cool, and kinda likes you.

    1. avatar Gunfighter911 says:


  36. avatar CA.Ben says:

    …you have a rail mounted bottle opener

  37. avatar PT Stud says:

    Still waiting on a Dune style “still suit” for desert combat. Or just an exo suit with a Gatling gun on the in of the arms.

  38. Ppffftttt that’s so last week. Gecko45 has one infused into his skull.

  39. avatar Al says:

    Does it come with a supersonic helicopter?

  40. avatar Stephen Rivera says:

    The only reason for the face shield is because of the threat of IEDs.

    That thing would be hot, heavy, and prevent you from getting a proper cheek weld with your weapon. I have no idea why anybody would want to have one of these.

    1. avatar 505markf says:

      True urban operators in any American metropolitan police force… They are less concerned with cheek weld and more concerned with getting the crap beat out of them by the side of the MRAP they are hanging onto the outside of as they wheel to the future crime scene.

  41. avatar Michael says:

    …you can wrap a shemagh 9 different ways for every occasion.

    1. avatar 505markf says:

      Chuck Norris’s shemagh wraps itself.

  42. avatar splic3r says:

    Cheekweld isn’t necessary if that display links to your weapon’s optic a la the Israeli CornerShot, and the military loves that type of thing. It beats sticking your head around the corner and biting lead.

  43. avatar Southern Cross says:

    Your AR has so many tacti-cool add-ons your bipod has wheels on the bottom to push it around.

  44. avatar Chad says:

    That is stupid. I guess the idea is to make the enemy die laughing. I hated wearing reg Kevlar much less a fancy dirt bike helmet.

  45. avatar ED says:

    Dorky pass on that as much as the current Nazi style helmets they use.

  46. avatar VB says:

    I would have loved one as a gunner though….

  47. avatar gringito says:

    Nearly Darth Vader style!

  48. avatar Janitor says:

    My corpsman instincts tell me this will complicate BLS

  49. avatar mcgillicuty says:

    Would be nice if it was DOT approved, but that would add way too much bulk and heft to be a practical future combat item, also all I see is exposed neck, I wont feel bullet proof until i am bulletproof.

  50. avatar DrVino says:

    How are you supposed to get a good cheek weld with that jaw protector?

  51. avatar Jake Tallman says:

    …Your knife has an ACOG.

  52. avatar Arnold says:

    Contrasting diets by state, the global agricultural study collection CGIAR monitored five years of change.

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