New Mission First Tactical Holsters

MFT holster

Mission First Tactical (MFT) announced the company would show its new line of pistol holsters at the SHOT Show in Las Vegas next month. The initial design from the company is an outside the waistband rig that will retail for $69.99.

The company selected Boltaron for the main component of the holsters. Boltaron is a material similar to Kydex but with greater durability and heat resistance. Since the rig is more resistant to heat, it is far less likely to be impacted by extreme temperatures such as being left in a car during an Arizona summer. However, how it reacts to heat also makes it more difficult for the home hobbyist to work. Hence, Kydex is a more popular material for small manufacturers that choose not to invest in the tools needed to work Boltaron.

Boltaron also has very good fire and chemical resistance.

According to MFT, the company makes all of the holsters in the United States of America with laser cutting of the parts for clean edges and a precise fit. All of the holsters are hand assembled and finished.

MFT is known for a variety of AR platform parts and other gun accessories. The company’s Minimalist stock has been quite popular with shooters and manufacturers looking to build a contemporary looking rifle.

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  • Harry’s Holsters

    Boltaron is cheaper than kydex. It is different to work but it isn’t harder. A ton of very small hobby level shops use it. I prefer it for when it’s available in the colors I need. I mostly use the black.

    The laser cutting is very interesting. I know some guys have experimented with hobby grade lasers and had good success. It’ll be interesting to see how the edges look. It they come out good they’ve managed to save a ton of time in the manufacturing process as edge finishing is my most time consuming step. Even shops that are using a CNC tables to cut their shells spend a couple minutes buffing the shells. With these it looks like they form, laser cut, press the eyelets, test fit, assemble the hardware and then package.

    • Bill

      Not being a huge fan of Kydex, I pretty much insist that the edges be well-finished. It’s the least they could do.

      • Harry’s Holsters

        If depends on what it looks like coming off the laser They make get a nice finished looking edge due the the heat and speed ratio. Buffing may not be necessary. Or they may be able to bring the buffing down to 1 or two steps vs multiple. There are 5 steps I use after the belt sander.

  • Twilight sparkle

    Just ordered a IWB custom kydex holster that didn’t cost much more than this, and it included a spare mag compartment. I don’t see why anyone would consider something like this when most custom shops can do better for little more money.

    • Harry’s Holsters

      That’s subjective. MFT is a name brand. They also have a large dealer/distributor network. This isn’t for the guy online spending a couple hours collectively to find the best deal on a pancake holster. This is for the guy who doesn’t know what he wants and buys everything at his local store or someone wanting the sales staff to suggest a product.

      Being able to walk into the store and buy it says something.

      • Twilight sparkle

        Yeah…. I work at one of those retail stores and I’ve actually already recommended these to those people since academy seems to be getting everything early now for some reason. I’ve handled mtf holsters (I can get some pics of you don’t believe me but they’ve been out awhile) and I can tell you it’s not that great compared to what you can find at custom shops. It’s better than most of the pos holsters at retail stores but that stuff isn’t that hard to beat realistically.

        I just figured the people that read TFB would be the type of people that wouldn’t mind ordering from small business if it meant getting a better product