I had all these items on order with Botach, but finally after 2 weeks they advised me that NONE of the items are in stock or will be obtained any time in the near future (they are no longer selling Blade Tech at all).
Since S/H charges can kill you on small orders, I'd prefer NOT to have to order one item from each vendor.
Thanks. Haven't found anyone with free shipping yet on these items.
I sent an Email query to Brownells asking about Special Ordering all but Wilderness belt, since they carry the other items for the 1911. I can hope that they can special order them with ONE shipping fee?
I was just hoping that someone may have spotted multiple of these items at one source.
BTW, my "instant notification" on this thread was set, but didn't work!
Blade Tech has a HUGE order to fill for GSA and as such civilian orders are taking the back burner. Thankfully a friend of mine gave me a heads up real quick, and I got in my orders with a known sales rep prior to the GSA contract. LenS, I can give you the # of my contact @ Blade Tech, and you can drop my name if you like, but you will not get free shipping, I might be able to get you LEO pricing.
Apachon, Thanks for the info and offer . . . I may take you up on it.
BTW, I am an LEO. I use my C&R FFL discount most often because places like Brownells won't give me both discounts (they are both the same I am told) and it is easier to send an FFL than deal with credentials unnecessarily. :biggrin:
Whatever I get, I need to have in hand and have built confidence with it by June, as I'm taking a Randy Cain defensive handgun class in mid-June. I plan on using my 1911 (all geared up for that) and the Walther P99 as a backup gun for the class.
I can say that the Milt Sparks Summer Special VM2 that I received from Brownells (1911) a few weeks ago is absolutely the MOST COMFORTABLE CCW holster I've ever owned (and I have a large box full of holsters )!
Lightning Arms Sports is a good site for Milt Sparks holsters. They usually have good stock and quick turnaround. You pay a little more for the holster, but you get it in a week or two, instead of months. They also have Wilderness Tactical belts. No Blade Tech stuff, though.
Haven't been to Ivanhoe's in a number of years. Also last time I was in there, if you don't have a badge, they didn't want to deal with you! [Yes, I have a badge, but the one time I stopped in that location they had nothing that interested me at the prices they were asking.]
No place is likely to have a P99 .40 SS2 holster in stock. After checking around, I ordered it direct from Milt Sparks early this week. Should have it in 10 to 16 weeks!
I canceled my order with Botach (not that they'd ever have the goods anyway) early this week.
I ordered the Blade Tech OWB holster and mag holder (both Tek-Lok) from Brownells as a special order . . . 4-5 week delivery expected (but with significant C&R FFL discount).
I ordered the Wilderness Instructor belt from GunnersAlley early this week as well.
I used to work for DEC in Maynard, but never lived up that way.
I bought some of my first guns from Ivanhoe's when they were in Watertown Square.
I once worked in Colman's Sporting Goods in Danvers Ma......It was tough working there, due to all the goodies that came across the counter..LOL.......I would go to Ivanhoe's in Watertown.....they were a huge Colt dealer.and always charged top buck...
I used to hang out at the Colman's in Canton and watch people get cheated left and right when they brought their old guns in for trade!
Ivanhoe's was NEVER a bargain, but they had lots of interesting stuff and I was just starting out in the shooting sports, so they got a lot of my money. They required a LTC and FA-10 for my first pellet pistol (S&W 79G)!
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