As long as you're legal to carry it, the HALO, or the DA Terzuola or older Lightfoot LCCs are the best around. There is no comparison with any other production, and the HALO series. I just sold my pair(IIIs), but that was because I had no long-gun, other than a bolt .308.
Simple, no sear to wear; extremely solid lock up; one spring, one botton to fire- KISS. You should plan on about $300-375, depending on whether you get NIB from a dealer, or pre-owned. I would suggest checking www.microholics.org
in the sale board- the guys there are all pretty decent. www.thebrightedge.com
in the person of Robert Bartoli ("bart-1", "bartone" on several forums, including the Seecamp forum and USN), has about the best dealer prices out there, and if you buy a couple, he may cut you a bit more of a deal.
STAY AWAY FROM Ebay!!!! Autos are personas-non-grata with them, and fraud is, if not encouraged, then tacitly accepted by them, in auto-knife transactions. Some poor bastich with more money than information just paid $161 for a HALO III knock-off, last week. If you don't know, these knock-offs are $5 wholesale, $20 retail jobbers- not even good throw-downs travelling 3rd world.
A good OTF is in a league of its own, offering the rigidity of a fixed blade, with very low-profile and ease of carry. Personally, I think MT should quit concentrating so much on the pretties-for-collectors, and have a good 715 or so grade stainless chassis for their OTF, SA line, in the $375-450 range, for hard use. Obviously, a SS chassis would stand being used as a pocket-stick, and a full lifetime of firings, in all conditions, better than even the best 7075/6061 aluminum. But. I don't make Tony's marketing decisions, obviously.:danceban:
Mass production of a SS HALO II/III series would enable them to drop the price, sell like Wonka Chocolate to LE/Mil buyers, kill the knock-offs with a better quality/cost ratio, and have a better base to challenge state laws on sale/transport of autos with their quality and client base. But, again, who am I to say......:biggrin2:
Speaking of Bastiches, you're a lucky one, in FL!
:biggrin2: Any MT moving sales going on?