As for budget, I'm hesitant to nail down a number since I'm new to this and don't want to cheap out from the start. I don't want to go overboard, but I'm willing to pay more than what TOJ charges if there's a noticeable difference in quality.
As for the wait, that is certainly something to take into consideration. But I can be patient (I've waited half a year for a custom flashlight before). I hear that a lot of people have fit problems with TOJ due to incorrectly making the measurements. Are there any tricks to doing the measurements so they come out right?