I was looking for a kydex pancake holster for my HK45C with modified Streamlight TLR-2 attached. Monte at Blackstar Tactical in Michigan offered up his services. He was extremely accommodating of my requirements and had the holster and double mag holder finished in a week.
Monte is a true craftsman - every edge has a “factory” smoothness to it. He is very particular about the finish of his product.
It took about a week of me practicing my draw before the holster felt like it was breaking in. Whether that was the holster itself or me becoming familiar with the holster draw - I don’t know. My gun clicks in nicely and feels very secure when hoilstered. The double mag holder was great from the start. It has a screw in the center to adjust the retention. After two and a half months, I had to tighten that up a little bit and I actually applied some blue locktite to keep it there. The mag holder has a small sweatguard built into the back of it. I’m not really a fan of sweatguards, but this is small enough that it doesn’t bother me and I’ve actually found myself using it as a guide when reholstering a mag. The main holster also has a small sweatguard, which I may eventually dremel off - personal preference. A cool feature/detail of Blackstar’s holsters is that there is a slight curve put in to the entire kydex, where other manufacturers typically just bend the corners back to create the body-forming curvature. They use .080” thickness kydex for the main body (available in Black, Coyote, and OD) and a thicker kydex for the belt loops.
I’ve been wearing and shooting from the holster for three months and I recommend anyone seeking a holster to check out Blackstar’s services. With a quick turnaround time and holsters starting at $75 and backed with a limited lifetime warranty, you’re going to get a great deal. Their website offers a drop down menu for Glocks, M&Ps, and 1911s. I happened to be close by at the time (Michigan) and dropped in to give him my pistol to mold the holster. I just talked to him the other day and he mentioned that he was going to get an HK P30 to expand his offerings. In response, I told him I'm posting my review on HKPro because as HK owners, when it comes to holsters, we often get forgotten about and we need options. Blackstar Tactical is a great option! Give him a holler and let him know you want more than the P30. Their web info is:
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Side note: Monte also cut in the magazine relief cuts in my frame. Just like the edges on the holster, they look like the HK factory put them there. I has helped me get a get a very positive grip when extracting a magazine from the pistol.