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    This is obviously a forum to ask questions, but I would suggest you find a reputable gunshop in your area.
    One that doesnt just sell you stuff to make a quick sale or because they have plenty of stock of some item or because it's the most expensive item and trying to push it on to you.

    Build up a relationship with them. Support them.

  2. #12

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bjorn881 View Post
    Adopting the buy once cry once approach IMO to save money in the long run is optimal, many of the below suggestions will incorporate it!
    - Good spare magazine holster, on that note try avoid j-clips and use c-clips and soft loops (with or without struts) as they're more secure!
    - A belt but IMO one that uses the ratcheting system e.g. Kore (sold by Hailstorm) is a good option due to the incremental adjustments that can be made vs traditional belts!
    - Ear muffs e.g. Howard Leights (with gel cups for added comfort), Razor Walkers or Peltors, MSA Sordins if the budget allows, there is nothing wrong with the first 2 brands mentioned from my research.
    - quality eye protection, look if it complies with the ANSI Z87.1 and MIL PRF-31013 standard.
    - WML such as the O Light PL Mini 2 (used by the majority of people in SA), the reason I say this is that if you choose this down the line you will have to replace your holster, hence save money now and purchase a WML off the bat. This can't replace a handheld torch!
    - a good handheld torch with sufficient lumens, not one sold by Makro, Cape Union Mart etc.
    - OC (pepper spray) direct stream e.g. Foxx Labs or Sabre Red (Sabre is more widely available in SA)
    - a fixed blade knife for purely defensive purposes (this requires consideration into the blade design as well as training to use it effectively). I'm not into knife fighting at all, but go search the 21 foot rule when attempting to draw on an attacker and you'll see the benefit of having one plus other reasons.
    - a folding knife for miscellaneous tasks to avoid using your defensive blade
    - a tourniquet to be carried on you (either a genuine CAT or a SOFT T wide, preferably the latest gen) coupled with a Stop The Bleed course to have the knowledge to apply it as well as the other life saving tools that the course teaches you, with time you can build an IFAK
    - go to Paratus.info and read the myriad of pertinent topics on EDC in a SA context which can help with mindset and the above mentioned items

    once you receive your licence:
    -quality JHP EDC ammunition, Winchester Ranger T's are the most widely used in SA due to cost, availbility and overall QC.
    - most importantly go seek accredited trainers out to improve your skills and then use your ammo to practice these skills, instead of going to the range of and doing tacti-cool stuff and mag dumps! You can start the search now though.
    Thank you. This is a wealth of information.
    Where can I source these headsets from? I’m in Jhb south but online will also do.


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    Edit: added the last question

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    Hailstorm for the belt and ear protection
    Meddev for the tourniquet
    Echodeltacharlie knives for the Cohort ambidextrous fixed blade
    TorchSA for the EDC light or WML

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twitch View Post
    This is obviously a forum to ask questions, but I would suggest you find a reputable gunshop in your area.
    One that doesnt just sell you stuff to make a quick sale or because they have plenty of stock of some item or because it's the most expensive item and trying to push it on to you.

    Build up a relationship with them. Support them.
    This is crucial.

    I have one gunshop (Sable Arms) where I do the hunting stuff and advice. For the sport shooting and other pew pew stuff Skietbaan.

    This gives you a broad base of knowledge and a ready second opinion. I can bounce one piece of advice of the other (not second guessing, just fact checking) and make my own opinion.

    This cannot be stressed enough. Before buying anything buy the following :

    1. Training
    2. Ammo
    3. Accessories (holster belt etc)
    - get licence -
    4. Training
    5. Ammo


    I am 1 month away from taking my Glock home. It already has a round count of close to 2k.


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    Speak to BigT right here on the forum.

    That’s a good start right there.

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