For years, Glock enthusiasts have been pining for a single stack Glock in 9mm. Well, in early 2015, that wish became a reality when Glock released the G43 model, which was Glock's first single stack 9mm model. The success of the G43 led Glock to offer other pistol models based on the G43 frame, including the Glock 43x and Glock 43x MOS handguns.
While the Glock G43 has several very interesting upsides, it also has a few downsides, depending on your personal feelings. Those disadvantages include the following:
The 43 was built for the concealed carry or CCW crowd or use as a back-up weapon. So far, the G43 has shown to be a proven winner for Glock including the reliable performance expected with any Glock handgun. The 43 has been selling on a torrid pace since it was released. The G43 may go down in history as the most popular pistol Glock has ever produced, eventually surpassing the venerable Glock 19 and ever-popular Glock 26 models. As with most Glock models, the Glock 43's have had few complaints or issues so far.
Here are some of the more commonly asked questions regarding Glock 43 holsters:
Well "best" is a relative term based on opinion as opposed to fact, and it's completely subjective. As this question to ten (10) Glock 43 owners, and you'll most likely get ten (10) completely different answers as to the "best" holster. We always suggest giving some serious though to how you want to carry the G43 and then go from there.
For example, are you trying to concealed carry? If so, then your best holster styles to look into are:
Do a bit of research on each of those styles, and then you can rule some out right off the bat. For example, if you like in a warmer climate and typically wear shorts, then the ankle style holster isn't really an option. Going through that process and actually trying out a few different styles will help you find the best G43 holster for you and your needs.
While Don Hume is offering a number of Glock 43 holster models, they don't offer every gun holster in their line for the G43. For the most part, the G43 is only offered in Don Hume's most popular models.
Our top selling G43 IWB holster models are as follows:
MTR Custom Adversary Clip-on IWB
MTR Custom Tuckable Adversary Clip-on IWB
At this point, Don Hume isn't offering any holster models to fit the Glock 43 with any laser or lights. However, MTR Custom is making models to fit the Glock 43 with a Crimson Trace laser in red or green.
Those holsters for the G43 with CT can be seen here: G43 with a red CT (LG-443) holster or Glock 43 with a Green CT (LG-443G) holster .
Yes, the following Don Hume ankle holster models are available for the Glock 43:
Yes and those holsters can be seen here: Glock 43 TLR-6 holster options
Unfortunately, the G43 is slightly larger than the Glock 42 so it won't fit in a holster made for the Glock 42. On the flip side, a G42 is slightly too small to fit a Glock 43 holster.If you are shopping for a G42 holster, go here: Glock 42 holster.
We carry a number of good OWB models that would potentially work, including the following models (all of which can be seen below as well):
Our most popular models for appendix IWB (commonly called AIWB) are the following models:
The most popular paddle holster that we sell for the Glock 43 is the MTR Custom Paddle holster, which can be seen here.
The Glock 43X is basically the same size as the standard G43, except for the 43x having a longer grip. Because the handgun grip is not involved in the holster fit, a G43X will fit into a holster made for the standard Glock 43.
Unfortunately, we do not carry any kydex holster models as we currently only offer leather holster styles.
Yes, Don Hume offers their 001 front pocket holster and their 002 back pocket holster for the Glock 43, and MTR Custom also offers their front pocket and rear pocket holster models for the Glock 43. From a popularity standpoint, the MTR Custom Front pocket holster seems to be our top selling G43 pocket holster model.
We try to photograph as many gun/holster combinations as possible, however we do not own every single handgun model on the market. As a result, we are not able to show every possible combination. The holster models listed on this page are made to fit the Glock 43 even though a Glock 43 is not pictured in the holster.
Holsters listed below are available for the Glock 43.