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Without buying a rivet gun for two little connections, is it ok to attach the holster to the belt with Chicago screws for the TK Stunt?

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Definitely ok.  I recommend it instead of pop rivets, because then you can swap the belt easier.

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I think the original suits used cap rivets anyway, but yes you don’t have to use pop rivets.

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3 hours ago, Harbinger said:

I think the original suits used cap rivets anyway, 

Single capped rivets were used to attach the ammo belt to the canvas belt but pop rivets with  backing washer were used to attach the holster.

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7 hours ago, rzill said:

Without buying a rivet gun for two little connections, is it ok to attach the holster to the belt with Chicago screws for the TK Stunt?

Whilst it may seem excessive they aren't expensive and have proven to be handy to have on a few occasions.  If you're not using it all the time a cheap one from HF or ebay will be more than fine.

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Oh, one warning about Chicago screws: Add a tiny dab of threadlock (or E6000) to the screw threads.  They sometimes loosen over time without it, and it's a hassle to deal with a holster falling off halfway through a parade.  A tiny dab of protection, and you won't have to worry about that. :)

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On 10/12/2018 at 1:48 PM, kman said:

Oh, one warning about Chicago screws: Add a tiny dab of threadlock (or E6000) to the screw threads.  They sometimes loosen over time without it, and it's a hassle to deal with a holster falling off halfway through a parade.  A tiny dab of protection, and you won't have to worry about that. :)

QFT. First WonderCon I did in armor and the damn Chicago screw fell out on one side. Sour way to end a troop. Taught me to pack spares and thread lock them in ;) 

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