I am part of a fugitive task force in my area and have borrowed an old PASGT style helmet to use on the higher risk entries. This helmet just isn't cutting it as far as fit and comfort go. I have been looking to make a purchase with my own funds around the $500 price point. Botach is having a helmet sale and they are offering the United Shield (a British company) Sprint helmet for $530 or the Delta helmet for $590. They are both high cut and the Sprint has a slimmer cut that narrows on the back and the Delta is more of a Ops Core fast cut. Delta also sounds like it has better pads and chin strap.
I also found that Arma Core sells a Ops Core fast style helmet on ebay for $499. I am leery of this company as I can't find much about them and it looks like they primarily sell on ebay. They do claim to be veteran owned (I will happily give a veteran my money if true) and their website says they are affiliated with Michigan Defensive Firearms Institute (don't know anything about them) which then claims to be associated with Alliance Police Training Division. Arma Core also posts their IIIa certification on their sales page.
I know most people are going to say buy once, cry once and save my money for a Team Wendy or Ops Core but I just can't swing that. My options are now pick up one of these or maybe retrofit the PASGT with some new pads and see if that helps. Anyone have any experience with these helmets or input on these companies? Any other better options? Only requirement is it has to be black.