Mission First Tactical AR-15 Rifle/Carbine/SBR Accessories in Kryptek Camouflage Patterns: Camo MFT BATTLELINK Utility Stock (BUS)/Minimalist Stock (BMS) Series, MFT REACT Vertical Grip Series, MFT TORCH Light/Laser Mount Series, MFT Engage Pistol Grip Series and MFT Rail Systems (Video!)

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January 24, 2013
Last updated on 1/26/13.

Defense Review first saw and shot photos of Mission First Tactical's (MFT) products at SHOT Show 2012, but we never published anything on them because, well, we just didn't. What can we say? We're busy over here. But the company really seems to be hitting its stride this year, and we're only too happy to cover their latest products from SHOT Show 2013.

Jason Juranis, MFT's Director of Creative Services, Advertising and Marketing, showed DR MFT's latest and greatest tactical AR accessories with Kryptek tactical/combat camouflage patterns on them, and they looked really good, particularly the MFT BATTLELINK Utility Stock (BUS) (9 oz.) with Kryptek Highlander and Typhon camo patterns. DefenseReview immediately liked the Kryptek camouflage patterns we saw at the Source One Distributors (SOD) booth at SHOT Show 2012. It was interesting looking, and very different in appearance from all the other military/tactical camo patterns out there. That's why it was one of the first items DR covered from that show. So, we were pleasantly surprised to see it on MFT's latest tactical AR acessories. It's a great teaming, in our opinion.

"We started working with the guys from Kryptek about two months ago. Great guys. We asked them if they would mind if we took the pattern and put it on some of our kit. Obviously, you can see the camo pattern is completely different than most of anything you'll see out there. But this stuff, for our money and from all of the testing and the things that we've [conducted], is literally testing off the charts in likeability, as well as concealment," said Juranis. He continued, "We have a bunch of our stuff dipped just as a, kind of a prototype for all of it, but it really came out great. We're really excited about the way it looks, and I think the consumer base and some of the people that we work with will be just as excited as we are."

MFT's products/designs are highly influenced by the East Coast Naval Special Warfare (SPECWAR)/SEAL community based on assaulter/operator combat experience. This includes the MFT BattleLink Utility Stock, "manufactured using a specially developed reinforced, super tough polyamide [fancy name for polymer/plastic] from DuPont's Military Plastic Division", and integrating a low mounting point for a Garmin GPS module, multiple sling attachment/mounting points and a waterproof/water-tight internal compartment with sled (that "diminishes the rattle") in a visually appealing package. While the MFT BUS "pretty much launched Mission First Tactical" and is "probably the thing that we're most proud of" says Juranis, DR also likes the MFT BATTLELINK Utility Low Profile Stock (BULS). It also looks pretty good. But now that the company's introduced the MFT BATTLELINK Minimalist Stock (BMS/BMSMIL), the BULS may have a hard time out there finding its mission niche. As Juranis states in the video below, it's an "in-betweener".
The MFT BMS/BMSMIL is a really-lo-pro/lo-vis (low-profile/low-visibility) telescoping/retractable buttstock that would appear to be well-suited for V-SBRs (Very Short Barreled Rifles), especially if you want to hide it under a jacket. "This actually comes in at about 4.5 to 5 ounces, which is dramatically lower and will probably make it the lightest AR stock on the market, as well as the strongest. This has been tested against standard A-frame stocks. The strength-to-weight ration on this is probably double to triple [that] on a standard A-frame stock," Juranis told DR. He added, "With the addition of the [BattleLink] Minimalist Stock, this thing has been getting absolute rave reviews in testing. Some of the guys in-country, some of the [SEAL] Team guys that we work with…but this thing is literally, like I said, the brainchild of some of the consultant base that we work with and, ya' know, again, it's gonna' be…it is for the guy who needs to cut weight, cut everything that they absolutely need to the bare minimum."
It should perhaps be noted that DefenseReview.com (DR) has a lot of experience with telescoping/retractable AR (AR-15/M4/M4A1) carbine/SBR (Short Barreled Rifle)/sub-carbine buttstocks, including the Vltor Modstocks, MagPul Buttstocks and Lewis Machine & Tool (LMT) SOPMOD Stock/SOCOM Stock. Our current favorite stock setup is the Vltor IMod Stock (Improved Carbine Modstock, MILSPEC version) with EMod A5 Buffer Tube/Buffer Kit for enhanced/optimal reliability, but we also like the MagPul CTR Carbine Stock – Mil-Spec Model sometimes for SBR/V-SBR/sub-carbines, particularly with 7.5-9" barrels meant to be carried lo-pro/lo-vis under a jacket. However, DR plans to try out the latest Mission First Tactical AR buttstocks for comparison, as soon as we can get our hands on some for testing. Hopefully, the MFT buttstocks can be integrated with the Vltor EMod A5 Buffer Tube/Buffer Kit.

While we're at it, we also wouldn't mind running some of MFT's other tactical AR accessories, including the MFT REACT Short Grip (RSG) stubby vertical foregrip, MFT REACT Torch Grip (RTG) vertical foregrip/tactical white light (tactical illumination) mount, MFT ENGAGE Tactical Pistol Grip (EPG16) and MFT AR-15/M16 Mag Coupler (Magazine Coupler) (M16MC), all of which are now available in Kryptek camouflage patterns.

Hopefully, all Kryptek camouflage patterns will be avaiable for MFT accessories. Kryptek has developed the following camo patterns, so far: Kryptek Highlander (arid/transitional terrain), Kryptek Nomad (desert terrain), Kryptek Mandrake (woodland terrain), Kryptek Typhon (urban terrain, Kryptek Raid, and Kryptek Yeti (arctic terrain).

Check out the video below to see what Mr. Juranis showed DR at SHOT:

Company Contact Info:

Mission First Tactical (MFT)
780 Haunted Lane
Bensalem, PA, 19020
Phone: 267-803-1517
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.missionfirsttactical.com

DUNS: 039641090
CAGE: 660G0

Greg Love
Director, Sales/Marketing
Kryptek Outdoor Group (KOG) / Kryptek L.E.A.F.
Email Direct: [email protected]
Email Info: [email protected]
Website: http://www.kryptek.com/leaf/

EIN# 27-205591
DUNS# 961885691

Butch Whiting
Business Relations
Email: [email protected]

Josh Cleghorn
Product Development/Adventures
Email: [email protected]


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