Has anybody found a really good mask/helmet setup for Force-on-Force? I used the “Matrix Iron Face” mask recommended on the MVT site last year, but had trouble with goggles fogging. Just wondering if anybody has found a better setup? Maybe a good one-piece airsoft helmet with built-in goggles?
I’ve gotten away with the balaclava/Ninjeee type mask and good Wiley goggles every time except the first FOF when we had to use the UTM masks. Got smacked in the cheek once, it wasn’t the end of the world. They say it’s like a bee sting, I’d take the UTM over the bee sting.
Refer to the original date for some context. The UTM rounds are 5.56 caliber so small gaps in PPE could be a big deal.Training has evolved to the 6mm airsim bbs, still small… Paintballs are way bigger. Trying to see/breathe well, not have fogging, cheek weld, , makes this type of gear a little hard and most definitely is person specific.
In this training , you DO get hit in the face and not always from straight at you. Lots of angles in play and you need to protect the eyes 100%.
Paintball masks are fine as long as the goggles make a good seal around your face. I’ve been to almost every Force on Force and several private FoF classes. Paintball masks are good as long as they seal.