Gear Take a look: a Bulletproof Hat? Recoil Staff December 23, 2014 Join the Conversation A Kickstarter project you might want to check out this weeks come to you from from an armor manufacturer called BulletSafe. They have developed and tested what they are calling the “Bulletproof Baseball Cap”. According to BulletSafe’s creator Tom Nardone, the hat stops rounds up to NIJ Level IIA. This means it is rated to stop an assortment .40, 9mm, and .38 caliber rounds. The first prototype was created in March of this year after several customers asked the company when they were to start making ballistic helmets. Thinking that they would look ridiculous in a civilian environment, the owner looked toward creating something different. BulletSafe is based out of Michigan and they plan on having prototypes in their booth this January at SHOT Show, booth #616. The starting price for the bulletproof hat is $99 if pre-ordered on Kickstarter, which you can follow here. The Kickstarter project will end January 26th, the Tuesday after SHOT Show ends. Otherwise the hats will sell for $129. In case you were wondering, the prototype did stand up to a ballistics test. You can watch the video below. Explore RECOILweb:AIWB - All Those Gangbangers Can't Be WrongMini-Me: Dead Air Sandman E-BrakePreview: Ear Protection 101: A Guide to Preventing Hearing Loss on a BudgetBrowning: BXC Ammunition for Big Game Hunting NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.