BLACKHAWK! Sportster Standard CQC Holster for Glock Review



This holster was exactly what I needed for a 3 Gun event that snuck up on me unexpectedly.  I was able to find it at a local Walmart for $19.99, and after putting it through a competition I am very pleased with its simplicity and rigidity. It fit my custom Lone Wolf Distributors 'Timberwolf' Glock as well as my backup Glock 19.


The cut of the BLACKHAWK! Sportster Standard CQC holster comes right below the chamber of the barrel, making drawing and clearing the holster a split second faster than a holster that covered the whole slide.  This design also makes reholstering a breeze which also comes in handy in a multi-gun setting.

After putting this on a belt with all the pouches and other accessories for a competition, it fit right at home. I swapped the belt loop backing with the paddle hook option, as it followed the curve of my hip better and gave more support for me during stages where crawling, running, and climbing is involved. I'd like to think it helped my scores a little compared to running a drop-leg in the past, and it certainly made running easier which buys you time. For more casual use I will probably switch back to the belt loop, or just buy another holster and leave this on my comp-belt.

Firearms Insider Reviews - 8 Key Points

Claim to Fame: Holds your pistol at your waist with retention.

Target Market: Open Carry, Range Carry, and Competition Carry. Conceal Carry only if wearing outer layer of clothing.

FNBs (features & benefits of this product):

• Pressure adjustable detent system that allows the shooter to customize the amount of retention • Chassis cut just below chamber on slide, allowing for faster draw and target acquisition • Includes two options for mounting: belt loop and paddle hook

What other aesthetic options or finishes are available?:

  • Matte Black Only

What others are saying?: 

  •  "Great holster at an extremely affordable price!I used this holster during a tactical shotgun course, and it held my Glock in place with no issues at all. I would highly recommend."  LA Police Gear Review
  • "I am a civilian. The handgun training courses that I attend require a holster without trigger retention. This holster fills this requirement very well. With the adjustment screw, you can go from no pressure retention to very tight where the handgun will not fall out when holding the holster upside down. This is very useful for tactical courses where you might be required to drop to the ground and roll around during training." LA Police Gear Review

Price Point:

I need it now! Availability:  Readily available locally at certain Big Box stores (Walmart, Bi Mart) Local Gun Shops, or online at LaPolice Gear and Amazon.

Our Rating:

+ Cheapest, easiest to find option for myself for competiting in 3 Gun. + Fits my Lone Wolf Glock as well as Glock 19 and 23, 32, 36. + No locks or buttons necessary to draw like Serpa holster + Retention is good and adjustable + When included plastic hooks are installed to correct belt thickness using paddle holster, its super solid

- Entirely plastic, three screws used are pretty shallow - good idea to use a thread locker so they don't back out

Score: 7.070