FST Inc. started out as a favor to a friend. Two buddies were approached by a family whose patriarch had been both a police officer and a firearms collector, but whose passing had left the family with a dilemma: What to do with the firearms collection he had amassed over his lifetime? The friends, both firearms enthusiasts and collectors in their spare time, agreed to help the family sell the collection. Realizing the joy they experienced in the process of evaluating, advertising and selling the firearms collection, along with the satisfaction of knowing they were helping others, the two friends (and their better halves) decided to start a company.

And FST was born!