With the reviews I've read, the Motorola HT1000 is extremely reliable and durable and people still use them after years of abuse. It's also the cheapest radio that's compatible with a communication system I'm going to use(Nacre Quitpro's) I can't buy a custom PTT for this(Because the whole system is a ptt) and I'm very limited to radios. Otherwise I have to look into very expensive radios like MBITR, AN/PRC-148's, and motorola XTS series. That's pretty much it.
I am using this for firearms as well. So it'll be nice to use the same system when I go out shooting.