Glocks themselves are one of the best self-defence tools that you can currently get on the market but what if you need to use one in the cover of the night? Yes, you can get yourself a pair of night sights but that only solves half of the problem. In a situation like that, there is simply nothing better than a good old flashlight. And what if you want to improve your accuracy without spending hours and hours on the range burning through ammo and money like a wildfire? Wee, that is what lasers are for! If you are looking for any of these two, or perhaps a combination of the two, you came to the right place!
The First Step - Glock 43X Picatinny Rail
The first step to open the gates of modification for your Glock 43x is installing a nice picatinny rail. This one specifically is made out of glass-reinforced nylon which makes it durable as well as lightweight at the same time. It is easy to install as well as dismount and they promise that you will be able to do it in under 3 minutes. They will also provide you with the necessary tool for installation in the box.
Glock 43X Lights / Lasers
The ArmaLaser TR5 as a part of ArmaLaser’s TR series is a nice first entry on this list. Featuring class R3 laser with 5mW of power which is just under the legal limit. One of the best and greatest features of the TR5 is its True-Touch-Technology which will make sure that the laser will not turn on in your holster and will turn on just when you wrap your hand around the grip since it is grip activated. Another great thing about this laser is that it features a really easily accessible battery slot and does not require you to take the laser off in order to change the battery.
- Trigger guard mounting system
- Relatively lightweight
- Factory pre-sighted sight adjustment
- Master kill switch
- Rock-solid mount
- The battery slot cover needs to be unscrewed to charge the battery
Crimson Trace is mainly known for its great and compact lasers but they also have some nice pieces when it comes to flashlights. The main selling point of the Crimson Trace LTG-736 Lightguard is its compact size and lightweight which will surely come in handy. But it also has some problems. The main being its low brightness. With only 100 lumens of light, it is really underwhelming in that department. And also a pretty short run time for such a weak light of only 2 hours. Not to mention that you also need to unscrew it to replace the battery. But it is compatible with the LG-637 laser which is really nice to see.
- 110 lumens
- Strobe mode
- Anodized aluminium
- External battery cap
- Scratch resistant
- Anti shock
- on/off switch is harder to access
Another entry from Crimson Trace but this time specifically tailored for concealed carry. Being really compact and not protruding in front of the gun it is ideal for people who place extra importance on concealment and compactness. Having 50 more lumens than the LTG-736, therefore coming at 150 lumens and also a longer run time of 2 hours it is better in nearly every way. It also comes with an integrated laser. Both the laser and/or light are activated upon gripping the grip you Glock 43x. In addition to this, it also features a strobe mode.
- 150 lumens
- 2 hour run time
- Screws in the sides of the trigger guard
- 1x CR2 battery
- Includes 5mW laser
- Strobe mode
- Activation button easily accessible when gripping the pistol
- A bit bulkier and heavier because of the laser
- May require changes to how you hold the grip
The Viridian Reactor RTL is a less known flashlight when compared to its competitors from Streamlight or Crimson Trace but is as much a viable choice as any of the aforementioned brands. Offering compact size, 100 lumens and 1 hour run time it is a little bit weaker than the other options on this list but completely usable. The main feature of the Viridian Reactor RTL is the fact that it can be mounted on the trigger guard of your Glock 43x. Besides the light itself, you will also get a holster with your purchase so you do not have to scavenge the internet for one that will fit.
- 100 lumens
- 1-hour runtime
- 0.78oz in weight with batteries
- Trigger guard attachment system
- Super lightweight
- Strobe mode
- Holster included
- Short run time
- The included holster is suboptimal
- 100 lumen light
- 5mW laser
- 89m beam distance
- Ambidextrous switch
- CR1-3/N battery
- Streamlight quality
- Needs to be turned on manually
Glock 43X Holsters & Recap
But to what use is a light or a laser modification to your Glock 43x if you do not have a good holster that will fit it? Here, as always, we rush to your rescue with our wide selection of light and/or laser bearing holsters. We promise you quality and craftsmanship that will light the light for you in the search for the perfect holster to go with your new modifications!
Just to recap why we have been discussing Glock 43X light and lasers today. Today we went over a selection of a few top of the line lights and lasers in order to go over the option you have if you are looking for a nightly companion or for a way to improve your accuracy without spending countless hours of your time and hundreds of dollars on ammunition on the range. No matter which one of these lights or lasers you will choose to be your nightly companion or your “accuracy quick course” you will not be disappointed. Every one of them has its benefits and shortcomings but in the end, it comes down to what you are looking for in particular. And if it suits you, who is to say otherwise.