The Perfect Glock 43 Holsters
For Concealed Carry
Glock 43 Holsters
It’s About Time
Glock fans have begged Glock to make a Single Stack Nine for years. Concealed Carriers in general have swarmed toward Single Stack Nines (mostly because of how convenient they are to carry). However, Glock was busy working on their bread & butter: Police handguns. Police love the Glock 19, 23, 17, & 22. When Glock finally released the Glock 43, the market was starving for it. Maybe Glock wanted to perfect the design before they released it. And perfect it they did.
It was hard to find one on the shelf for a few months. While you can easily find a Glock 43 now, they are still selling like hotcakes. It’s safe to say they have taken the Concealed Carry market by storm. In addition, Glock 43 holsters are selling like hotcakes too. This is true of both Glock 43 IWB holsters & Glock 43 OWB holsters. While most people will want to carry their new piece in a Glock 43 Inside the Waistband holster, some will prefer Outside the Waistband carry.
So what makes it so great? Did the M&P Shield or XDS not already do the trick? For the most part, yes. But the Single Stack Nines on the market weren’t made by Glock. And for many Glock fans, the M&P Shield was just a place holder.
Built for Packing
The Glock 43 is very similar in dimension to the much loved Glock 26 with one big difference: it’s much thinner. It’s basically a scaled up Glock 42. If you’re upgrading from the Glock 42 to the Glock 43, you get a more powerful 9mm round versus the .380 round for a very minimal increase in size. Plus, Glock aficionados get a small gun that they are almost instantly familiar with when they pick it up due to its similarities to its larger brethren. The biggest difference though has got to be the lack of finger grooves.
Due to the miniscule size of the little Glock 43, it’s completely easy to conceal well. It absolutely disappears under just a t-shirt. Also aiding comfortable Concealed Carry is its weight. It weighs in at a scant 16 ounces. The only other gun in this class that comes close to that is the LC9 at 17 ounces. The XDs, for example weighs 21 ounces. One last aspect to consider for ease of concealment is how tall the gun is. Or in the Glock 43’s case, how short it is. It’s so short (4.25”), many gun toters pocket carry this little rig.
Although the Glock 43 is short, it’s still easy to maintain a good firing grip. Especially when the pinky extension mag is used. The great ergonomics also help you get a good grip. The beavertail hugs your hand while the stippling gives your hand some traction. Now to help you dial in the grip just a little more, Glock sends the Glock 43 out with 2 different sized backstraps. There’s no question that you’ll love carrying this work of art in a Glock 43 concealed carry holster every single day.
All About the Details
The Glock 43 has a few other features that help it stand out from the crowd. Its extractor doubles as a loaded chamber indicator. The large magazine release button is reversible for the Lefty’s out there. Another cool feature that was missing on the Glock 42 is the little ridge built into the frame that sits just below the slide catch. If you’re wondering what it’s for, Glock 42 owners complained about how easy it was to accidentally activate the slide catch while firing the gun. This little ridge solved the problem.
Shooting the Glock 43 reeks of those classic Glock handling characteristics you’re used to. It’s insanely reliable. It’s fairly accurate (those many say not as accurate as the Glock 26). And the trigger is very similar to every other Glock trigger you’ve ever touched. Although at 6lb, its slightly heavier than average for Glock. Usually Single Stack Nines flip us pretty good after you push the bang switch. However, the Glock doesn’t seem to have the same amount of muzzle flip that you usually see in a small 9mm handgun. Recoil is mostly likely kept in check by the low bore axis and dual recoil spring in the Glock 43.
Glock 43 Holsters
Of course, when you pick up your Glock 43 you’re going to want to accessorize. It’ll be easy. Accessory companies line up immediately for Glock whenever they release a new pistol. Glock 43 holsters are readily available to help you conceal this epic Glock too. Just make sure you get a good one. Clinger Holsters makes the best Kydex holsters and clipless holsters available for the Glock 43 pistol.
Weight: 18 oz
Barrel Length: 3.4”