Top 6 Glock 43 Holsters [To Get In 2021]
The Glock 43 is without a doubt one of the most popular CCW pistols ever to be produced. And even though it's been around for a couple of years now (back in 2015), it still holds its own even when compared with some more recent carry options (such as the SIG P365 or SA Hellcat).
The G43 has got a lot to offer, but one feature that stands out is its concealability. The pistol is very tiny, which makes it easy to hide inside pretty much any type of holster. Of course, this applies only when a given Glock 43 holster is a well-fitting one, molded to the pistol's exact dimensions.
And that's exactly why I'm here today - to show you what the best Glock 43 holsters you can buy this year are.
Note - The following Glock 43 holsters won't fit the X version. So, in case you're a Glock 43X owner, then check out this list of the best Glock 43X holsters.
Best Glock 43 concealed carry holsters
The G43 was clearly designed for one particular purpose - everyday concealed carry. That's why the most obvious choice are concealed carry holsters.
To be more exact, the pistol works best when carried inside a well fitting Glock 43 IWB holster or a custom made G43 appendix holster. But as there are way too many CCW options, I'll narrow it down for you a bit.
So, without further ado, let's have a look at what your best options for Glock 43 concealed carry are.
This is one of the best Glock 43 IWB holsters you can stumble upon. It's made of premium Italian leather and it comes with a steel clip, which makes the holster's mounting very quick and convenient. On top of that, the holster can also be used for Glock 43 appendix carry. The holster comes with a steel-reinforced leather strap, which increases the security of your pistol when holstered.
If you like to carry in the 1 o'clock position, then this is the best Glock 43 appendix holster you can wish for. This Glock 43 tuckable holster lets you tuck in a layer of garment into the holster, which will make your Glock pretty much invisible. Molded on the exact replica of your G43, the holster boasts high retention. Moreover, this Glock 43 leather holster comes with a partial sweat guard.
The third one on our list is a great Glock 43 appendix holster with mag pouch. The entire rig is crafted on the exact replica of your pistol and magazine, which grants it a perfect, glove-like fit. The holster offers easy access and its design promises to deliver quick draw and intuitive reholstering. The holster's low profile also means the holster is super easy to conceal. And isn't that everything you need from a perfect Glock 43 concealed carry holster?
Best Glock 43 aftermarket accessories
The Glock 43 is a handgun designed for concealed carry, which is exactly why we started with that sort of holsters. However, this gun is a great match for open carry holsters as well. And we'll look at some of the best ways how to open carry the G43 in a bit. Before we do so, though, let's take a quick look at some of the best Glock 43 upgrades, which are destined to make this already great carry gun one bit better.
- Glock 43 STREAMLIGHT TLR-6 - As the G43 doesn't have an accessory rail, it's quite hard to come across a well-fitting Glock 43 tactical light. If you want to save yourself some time, get this one by Streamlight, there's no better light out there.
- CRIMSON TRACE for Glock 43 - The only G43 flashlight that can match the one by Streamlight has been developed by Crimson Trace. You can get this powerful light for your Glock 43 here.
- Glock 43 GREEN LASER - If you'd rather carry a laser, then you might want to have a look at this one by Crimson Trace. This G43 tactical laser shines bright and it's attached directly to your Glock's trigger guard.
Best Glock 43 open carry holsters
The Glock 43 doesn't necessarily have to be carried inside a concealed carry holster. As the pistol is really tiny, a looser shirt will conceal the pistol well even when carried inside an OWB holster or shoulder holster. The same goes for Glock 43 cross-draw holsters, which are ideal for those Glock owners who spend hours on end driving or have a desk job. And in case you want to stay caught up with the latest trends, then you need to get yourself a Glock 43 chest holster.
Thanks to the extra belt slot,this Glock 43 leather holster can be used for both OWB and cross-draw carry. The first Glock 43 OWB holster on our list comes with a thumb break strap, increasing your gun's security. On top of that, it further enhances the holster's high natural retention, achieved by molding the holster on the exact replica of your pistol. This G43 outside the waistband holster is made of premium Italian leather, which grants it unique look and feel.
This Glock 43 shoulder rig is one of your best open carry choices. The system comes with a Glock 43 magazine pouch for 2 spare mags and it comes entirely assembled. On top of that, the main shoulder part can be easily disattached from the harness and can be used as a regular Glock 43 leather OWB holster. This holster also features a thumb break strap, which improves retention and safety of your Glock.
If you need a solid Glock 43 chest holster, this one made of premium nylon might be your best choice. Even though it doesn't look as classy as any of the Glock 43 leather holsters above, it's very durable and highly functional. This Glock 43 nylon holster comes with a MOLLE system, which makes it more tactical. If you plan to tread the bear country and want to use your Glock as a sidearm to your long gun, then I advise you to carry it in this Glock 43 chest rig.
CONCLUSION - what's the best glock 43 holster?
Selecting the best Glock 43 holster actually isn't as difficult as it seems. If you live in a state wirh stricter gun laws, then you need a Glock 43 concealed carry holster. And if you have a difficult time picking the right one, you'll never go wrong with the #1 on our list - Glock 43 clip holster. After all, the Glock 43 simply was designed with concealed carry in mind.
If on the other hand your state is more lenient when it comes to CCW laws, then feel free to treat yourself to a Glock 43 open carry holster. And from these, the #4 on our list - Glock 43 OWB holster with thumb break - seems like an ideal choice.
And if you'd like to explore some more options, hit that button below and see what our selection of custom Glock 43 holsters has got to offer.