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Product Authentication Guide

Authenticating an Ops Core® Product

Ops Core® has been a leader is the field of ballistic and non-ballistic helmets for over a decade and is the first choice for special operations and tier1 law enforcement units globally. For that reason, our designs and features are often imitated. Where possible Ops-Core® makes every effort to legally enforce our patents and trademarks to ensure that the end user gets the highest performing system possible. However, we still find a flow of products coming into the market that claim to be Ops-Core® helmets and accessories but are not. We have listed below some of the ways to confirm that you are buying a genuine product.


What to Look For

Two Stickers on Interior of Helmet

An Ops-Core Finished Goods Sticker includes: an Ops-Core Logo, a Part Number, a Serial Number, the Manufacturing Date, the Size, and a Barcode.

Shell Stickers in Ops-Core Helmets manufactured after January 2014 will include a Gentex Corporation sticker with a Gentex Corporation serial number.

Identification is Molded In the Helmet

Authentic Ops-Core Helmets will have the Ops-Core logo molded into the crown of the interior of the helmet.

Key Components Branded Ops-Core

What to look for : Ops-Core ARC Rails and Shrouds are branded with the Ops-Core logo.

Beware: Telltale signs of a non-Ops Core® Helmet

A D ring shaped mask attachment built into the ARC rail is a key indicator of a non-Ops Core® helmet.

Chinstrap is Branded “Head-Loc”

On the chinstrap, both the buckles and the slides will have the “Head-Loc” brand molded in them.

Interior Finish of Helmet is Not Painted

  • For all helmets molded before and after January, 2014, the paint ends about an inch beyond the edge of the shell.
  • Helmets molded after January, 2014 by will have a solid green interior.
  • Helmets molded prior to January, 2014 will have a washed out green or black interior, not solid in color.

Buy from Ops-Core or an Authorized Ops-Core Distributor

Know who you’re buying from. Buying from an Ops Core® authorized dealer or from the Ops Core® website ensures that you’ll be getting a genuine Ops-Core product. This will also ensure that you receive the correct factory warranty. Buying from unauthorized sources can be risky and won’t carry a warranty. Moreover, products purchased from unauthorized sources may be counterfeit or stolen goods and reselling such products may be subject to criminal penalties.

Report Fraud

Gentex Corporation is dedicated to delivering quality products with the highest levels of protection and situational awareness possible.  The corporation works diligently to uphold the integrity of the company and its brands, and to ensure that counterfeit or illicit knockoff products do not undermine its promise to customers. If you would like to report a suspected counterfeit Ops-Core product, please contact the Ops-Core customer service team. Gentex Corporation appreciates your assistance in preventing the distribution of counterfeit products.


If you have any doubt about the authenticity of a product that is marked with an Ops-Core logo or resembles an Ops-Core product, please contact us directly for verification.

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