I'm going to be working as an armed guard and would like your recommendations for firearm and duty gear!
I need recommendations for a sidearm, duty belt, and level 1+ retention holster. I did some reading about holsters, and I think I want a higher retention level than 1, getting shot with my own weapon would be a really frustrating, embarrassing way to die. I'm absolutely willing to spend the time necessary to practice getting the draw correct.
I'm short (5'6") and have small hands for a man (I wear men's medium gloves). I'm going to want a semi-automatic weapon (not a revolver), and I'd like for it to be light - I'm also leaning towards vinyl duty gear for the weight savings. I'd also like for it to be easy to take apart and clean, as I intend on pretty regular visits to the range.
I'm going to work as an armed guard for a cash truck company, so workdays are going to be eight hours of getting in and out of trucks and carrying around bags of cash. The place I'll be working with has a deal with these guys
where I'll get the same discount on weapons as the local LEOs.
If you're curious, the company used to issue weapons, but they kept disappearing. And it works out fine, since I'd have to be buying this stuff for my skills training next summer anyway, so I can use student loan money for it.
Thanks for any recommendations!