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Our offer includes 81 designs of Glock 43 Paddle holster with key features such as quick and easy draw and re-holstering. Wide range of carry positions and carry styles allow you to browse through many holster models with great retention and a covered trigger guard, either open top holsters or holsters with a thumb break. Our Glock 43 holsters are designed to minimise gun print so your carry is only known to you, their slim profile and premium stitching are a key feature. Other than that, we have a large range of on-duty or off-duty holsters for your daily carry.
The best way to choose a proper Glock 43 paddle holster is to sum all the pros and cons of the holster style. Paddle holsters will provide what paddle attachments are best known for - place the holster a little off your side in order to provide a better drawing option. Paddle holsters are favorite among professionals and civilians as well. Your EDC setup will be improved with a Glock 43 paddle holster as the paddle cant can be adjusted and positioned to your liking.
Our Glock 43 holsters are available in many varieties, and carry styles covering everything a gun owner needs, including IWB, OWB, Cross Draw, Light Bearing, Paddle, Red Dot Sight, Shoulder, Small Of Back, Other (Molle, Pocket, ...) holster designs.
Glock 43 Paddle holsters are custom made for this gun model for a perfect fit, smooth draw and re-holstering and allows you to carry your gun in comfortable and safe way. Browse our whole selection of Glock.Browse our whole selection of Glock Holsters.
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About Glock 43
Glock Ges.m.b.H., trademarked as Glock is one of the most famous and successful firearm producer, well known all over the world. Engineer Gaston Glock, company's founder who had no experience with firearms manufacture or design, became one of the most successful firearms designer of all times. Glock had extensive experience in advanced synthetic polymers, knowledge of which was very important in the company's design of the first commercially successful line of polymer frame pistols.
The Glock 43 is a recoil operated semi-automatic pistol made by the famous Glock Ges.m.b.H.. This pistol is striker- fired and comes with a single-action (SA) trigger. The Glock 43 is a slim profile handgun that was originally designed for concealed carry and self-defense purposes and quickly became very popular among many folks. This pistol initially comes with a single-stack 6-round magazine and relies on the use of the very famous 9mm Luger cartridge. This 9 mm cartridge has somewhat more power than the .38 Special but falls well short of the .357 Magnum. As it is not the only pistol designed for concealed carry, there is no doubt that it has its competitors across the market. One of the most significant competitors of this lovely pistol is probably the Sig Sauer P365, but it is also very often compared to the newer model from the same line - the Glock 43X. And here's the detailed comparison of these two Glock models.
The Glock 43 comes with the compact dimensions required for concealed carry purposes. Overall, it is 6.26 inches long, 1.06 inches wide, 4.25 inches high and its weight is 17.99-oz when unloaded. The barrel is 3.39 inches long making it ideal for easy concealment. With its single stack magazine, it can hold up to 6 rounds of the 9mm Luger cartridge. As with the other guns in the GLOCK family, there’s no external safety. There is only one element with regards to safety and that’s 'Safe Action' trigger safety.
Construction wise, the Glock 43 comes with a polymer frame including the integrated polymer grips for more comfortable holding of the gun. The grip has a built in beaver tail design which allows the shooter to acquire a high and tight grip. The Glock 43 pistol comes with one single-stack magazine that can assume up to 6 rounds of 9mm Luger ammo. The 6-round magazines themselves cost around $25 a piece, but in case this capacity is not enough for you, the magazines can be extended to a capacity of 12 rounds. However, some of the extended magazines can even hold up to 15 rounds, although they’ll stick out of the gun a lot. But what works the best for concealed carry? You can easily add a plus three-round magazine to this firearm, but the plus two extensions are the most common. The price of the most often used 12-round extended magazines is approximately $22 a piece.
The G43 features fixed, white dot front and white square U rear sights. This model, the same as the previous 42 model, does not have a picatinny rail. Some of you might be thinking that because the Glock 43 doesn’t have a rail, that you can’t add any lights or lasers. But the truth is the opposite. For example Streamlight makes a light laser device that attaches directly to the trigger guard. They also make a light only version if that’s your style. As the market is full of Glock accessories, you also have several mounting options for red dots. In case you’d like to upgrade your G43 with a red dot, you need to get your slide milled so the optic can sit as low to the bore axis as possible. It makes a more compact package, and many shooters find it easier to transition from irons if the optic isn’t way over the slide.
What about the accuracy and the range performance of this pistol? The G43 produced groups ranging from 1.56" to 2.33" with targets set at 7 yards. Although it’s not as tight a shooter as its larger cousins, the G43 is certainly accurate enough for its intended use. The pistol is well-balanced for a concealable defensive handgun. It proves to be very shootable and the trigger works smoothly. The magazines lock firmly into place and drop free when the release is pressed. The slide is easy to manipulate, and all of the controls work properly. When talking about the reliability of this pistol, in some cases it can fail to feed. But it is not a rule and it’s determined by many factors, such as ammo, shooter or the pistol malfunction. The Glock 43 is a handful. Meaning it can be quite difficult for somebody with larger hands to shoot this pistol.
But don’t worry cause the accuracy and the overall performance of your Glock 43 can be improved. The accuracy can be upgraded by adding lights and lasers available on the aftermarket. And no matter whether you decide to buy some G43 aftermarket accessories to get your pistol to the next level or not, there is still one important thing you should keep in mind. Are you asking yourself what is that big thing to consider? Surely it’s the finding of the Glock 43 holster that would fit it like a glove.
If you’re a fan of concealed carry, the Glock 43 is a great CCW option for you especially when paired with a Glock 43 concealed carry holster. For those who like inside the waistband carry, there is a whole line of Glock 43 IWB holsters. However, if you prefer outside the waistband carry, or you live in a non-restricted state, you can easily choose from the offer of Glock 43 OWB holsters. If you need more information regarding the holster options for your G43, then take a look at the Glock 43 holster recommendations for 2021.
Now it’s time to decide whether the Glock 43 is worth it or not. Although, there are some minor issues that can come with this pistol and maybe some functionalities are missing for some folks, but overall it is a really nice gun. Due to its size, it is totally worth it for concealed carry and I’m sure if you buy one, it’ll quickly become a part of your EDC as well. What's more, it has an affordable price of about $500. On top of that, this gun is ideal for those with smaller hands, so it’s ideal especially for women. This was a shorter description of the G 43 and if you wish to know even more about this pistol, the most essential information can be found at Glock's official website, their Facebook page, on Wikipedia or you can exchange your opinion on this pistol with other shooters on one of the Glock forums - Glock Forum, or Glock Talk.
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Accessories for your Glock 43 Holster
Choose the right accessories below that will enhance your carry. Don't forget that a proper magazine pouch, a belt or a concealed carry bag are always good choices.