Have both. Why both ok I recommend the n82 tactical. The full sweat shield and soft backing can not be beat. They are quite pricey though. Over priced IMO. Between the two choices you gave go with the firmarm holster. Gavin has some awesome leather colors if you request them. Plus he has the soft backing sewed into the back of the holster.
I've heard nothing but good things about alien gear. I use a Hartwell clip n go and love it. Very comfortable. I actually have two. One I bought used off if ebay and one I bought from Hartwell. I thought I lost the eBay bid. If your interested I'll sell it to you for 20$ plus shipping. It's used from eBay and gas the standard clip.
I also like AG. I have an IWB for my Sig. I plan on buying an OWB for my XDs and swap out the shells. The only issue I've heard with them is the wait time. As far a price, I haven't seen a better quality holster that even comes close.
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