Glocks may not be considered a “classic” gun the same way a metal-framed 1911 is. But they’re some of the most popular handguns in the world. There’s a reason for that. Glocks are some of the most reliable semi-autos out there. And when it comes to a concealed carry weapon, it’s tough to beat a Glock 43. We’ll look at the Glock 43 and some of the accessories for it, like a leather holster, in this post.
The Glock 43: the Best Glock for Concealed Carry
What makes the Glock 43 a nearly-perfect concealed carry weapon? You can’t narrow it down to just one factor. Instead, there are several reasons.
For one, the Glock 43 is just so darn concealable. Coming in at 6.26in x 1.06mm x 4.25in, it’s one of the smallest Glocks out there right now. That’s ideal for anyone who uses a concealed carry weapon. Its small size means that it will minimally “print,” or imprint its shape below your clothes. Since this shows off you’re carrying a concealed weapon, it’s best to avoid printing at all costs.
The Glock 43 is also exceptionally light, weighing 16.25oz without a magazine (nearly 18oz fully loaded). That’s a huge benefit, since it won’t weigh down your belt and drag your pants down to your ankles.
It achieves this low profile with a single-stack magazine, in contrast to most of the double-stack Glocks out there. This does sacrifice a little bit of capacity in the name of firepower. While it only holds 6 rounds, it’s chambered in the do-it-all 9mm round. And you can always carry around an extra magazine if you’re worried about running out of ammo.
However, to really get the most out of your Glock 43, you’re going to want some accessories. We can help you pick some of the best ones up next.
Top Glock 43 Accessories: a Leather Holster
One of the best things about a Glock 43 (or any Glock, really) is the aftermarket availability. Glocks have more aftermarket parts than essentially any other pistols out there right now. That means it’s super easy to find parts that will work for your Glock 43.
First off, you should consider getting a red dot sight. Although there’s nothing really wrong with iron sights, a red dot sight will make target acquisition much easier. That’s a huge deal when you’re in a self-defense scenario and seconds count.
Another accessory you may want for your Glock 43 is a tactical light. These are a great addition for two reasons. On one hand, they can illuminate your target, eliminating uncertainty in dark situations. They can also help keep your weapon ready to fire if it pushes up against an attacker, even if the light isn't on.
Last but certainly not least, if you want to carry a Glock 43, you need a concealed carry holster for it. And when it comes to concealed carry holsters for a Glock 43, you want to choose leather every time. Fortunately, the Southern Trapper can build a custom leather concealed carry holster for your Glock 43 and any other accessories you add on to it. To learn more, check out our online store.