MICH 2000 Update: Round 2

Recently got a pair of FMA ARC Rail Adaptors for Comtacs from “Jester” (thanks bro!), with which I managed to get one step closer to completing this latest helmet project of mine – a cut-down MICH with a hint of MARSOC-inspiration.

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My thoughts in brief about where to take this next, as well as a quick run down of my thoughts on the FMA adaptors.

I’m actually rather impressed with these FMA repro’s of the legit 3M product. After discussion with “Southpaw” a few months ago about his take on the adaptors (he was running them week after week), I wasn’t quite sold on the whole idea and wanted to just try them out for the time being… hence, clone. “Southpaw” had mentioned that his clones were absolute junk – they wouldn’t pop outwards and stay in place like the real deal, and as a result he ended up getting the real ones. These FMA clones don’t seem to suffer from the same issue; in fact, they look and feel quite sturdy and fit well with both my Z-Tactical COMTAC II’s and Emerson ARC Rails. Devoid of any markings, they look to be a pretty good clone, based on what I can see in product photos (even have the 2x boom mic mounts there). As this is a clone helmet (useless for anything other than a BB shield and looking cool), I’ll probably just keep the clone adaptors on there seeing as how things are right now.

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Still trying to decide if I’m going to be swapping on a MS2000 strobe and repro Wilcox mount (seems more common in photos I’ve seen). In the meanwhile, I’m debating on a Multicam cover or painting this lid.

http://www.americanspecialops.com/photos/marsoc/msot-operator.php – caption as per here says that this MSOT dude is wearing a 2001, but I’m definitely working towards that 2013-ish look with this helmet.

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