MICH 2000 Update

I’ve been noticing an increase in helmets other than 2000’s in recent photographs of real MARSOC operators – mostly Ops Core Maritime’s – and decided it was time to do something different with this helmet that was otherwise just going to sit on one of my shelves of no return.

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Picked up some Emerson repro ARC rails, then went to town on chopping chunks out of my latest lid project, an Element “Ideal” MICH TC2000 in OD.

A dremel and bits, hacksaw, and file resulted in this…

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While Ops Core helmets as private purchases are nothing new, as from what I can tell from photos and press releases, Ops Core just got contracted by SOCOM for Ops Core Maritime helmets. Considering on how hard it is to find a repro Maritime in my size at the moment, I started looking into other options. One of said options included cutting down a 2000, though uncommon at best, a couple of MARSOC impression guys on DEVTSIX forums managed to find a few photos of chopped 2000’s in the field, prior to the new Maritime’s.

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