If you read our pocket dump posts, you’ve seen a lot of people carry GLOCK 43 pistols. Their small size, slim single stack profile, and light weight make them an excellent choice for the concealed carrier who wants to stay on the down low while carrying a pistol that packs 9×19.
We’re frequently asked for concealed carry holster recommendations for the G43. I’ve been carrying the GLOCK 43 for years now and have tried a passel of IWB holsters, OWB holsters, and even the occasional pocket holster (the G43’s a little on the large side for that).
So after a lot of trial and a little bit of error here are my three favorite USA made concealed carry holsters for toting your GLOCK 43 on a daily basis.
There’s nothing like the classic feel and hip-hugging goodness of a leather outside the waistband everyday carry holster. It looks good, conforms to you and your pistol over time, and won’t mar your gun.
The DeSantis Mini Slide OWB leather holster is made of premium saddle leather with double seams and a highly detailed, molded fit. That makes this exposed muzzle, firm-fitting, two belt slot slide holster a great choice for your GLOCK 43. It also has an adjustable-tension screw to keep your G43 securely in place until you need it.
For those of you concealed carriers who favor the sure retention, solid feel and easy re-holstering of an outside the waistband Kydex holster, Bravo Concealment BCA OWB Kydex Gun Holster for the GLOCK 43 is an ideal choice. The BCA features nicely-finished Kydex and a 10 degree forward cant that can be further adjusted by adjusting the belt loop positions.
The BCA is designed to fit snugly with an extended shirt guard while keeping your pistol just off your body for a fast, sure, draw when you need your G43. Another great feature of the BCA is that you can convert it to an IWB holster by switching the belt loops for optional IWB belt clips.
If you want the maximum concealment of a dedicated inside the waistband Kydex holster, TAC PRO’s Kydex IWB rig is excellent. It’s precision-molded and finished for a perfect fit with firm retention.
The raised shirt guard on this Kydex holster keeps your shirt away from your pistol ensuring it won’t snag on the draw. This holster has a solid nylon belt clip that’s adjustable for a neutral or forward cant. The TAC Pro also features adjustable retention via two rubber gasketed screws. The TAC PRO IWB holster also features and open muzzle end if you carry with an extended barrel.