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SureFire MasterFire Holster Review 
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One of the biggest drawbacks to traditional holsters is their limited compatibility. If you carry an uncommon or recently-revised handgun, your holster options may be limited. The selection gets even smaller if that gun is paired with a weapon-mounted light or other accessories. This is why we were intrigued to hear about SureFire’s release of a new type of holster that isn’t weapon specific. The SureFire MasterFire holster debuted at SHOT 2017, where I saw it firsthand.

At SHOT, Steven Schwier demonstrated how the system works. Despite all my experience with holsters, the MasterFire struck me as something truly unique. It offers features unlike any other holster system I know of.

Schwier did a quick run-through on how the SureFire MasterFire locks onto the weapon light, and how it releases on the draw stroke. He demonstrated the option of having the light activated upon unholstering, and how the light can be deactivated when the weapon is re-holstered. At first I thought, what sorcery is this? I didn’t have time to thoroughly examine it at the show, so I kept wondering how it worked mechanically and how practical its new features would be in the real world.

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