SureFire tiptoes into tactical holster market with Masterfire holster system

The MasterFire system holds SureFire's Weaponlight instead of interfacing with the gun. (Photo: SureFire via Outdoor Wire)

The MasterFire system holds SureFire’s Weaponlight instead of interfacing with the gun. (Photo: SureFire via Outdoor Wire)

SureFire officially launched its all new open top retention holster Wednesday, introducing the Masterfire Rapid Deploy holster system.

The Masterfire’s open top design allows users to holster almost any handgun configuration, including those with suppressors and red dot sights. The company says a proprietary lug-and-cam system locks the weaponlight and gun into placed with level III retention.

Unlike traditional holsters which securely hold the weapon itself, the Masterfire opts to interface with SureFire’s H-Series Weaponlight instead of the gun. The company says this design positions any H-Series Weaponlight mounted gun at an advantageous angle for quick draws.

SureFire equipped the holster with a light-activation switch which can be set to automatically activate the weaponlight or laser when the gun is drawn. SureFire says the function saves times in high-stress situations and allows for easier one-handed manipulations.

The rig is customizable, outfitted to fit most hand sizes due to two included release-button adapters. The system is also adjustable to fit up to 2 1/2-inch duty belts.

The MasterFire is available from SureFire with a price tag just under $170.