We tried out and reviewed several different Glock 43 holsters and came up with this list of the 7 best Glock 43 OWB holsters. Outside the waistband (OWB) holsters are better for a few reasons. To be specific, they are better for their grip, re-holstering and are more comfortable. However, they fail when it comes to concealment. They hold your gun securely to your hip. They do not go in the pants or waist band at all. This is where different colors and designs also make the most sense. You can actually show them off!
Let’s begin with our favorite Glock 43 OWB holster and the one we recommend.
The Ronin is the foundation of the GunfightersINC holster lineup. The Ronin embodies Gunfighters' core principles of simplicity, ergonomics and durability in every way possible. Their base material is premium USA made .08 thickness kydex which is hand-formed against the firearm of choice resulting in unsurpassed retention characteristics, a smooth draw, and long-term durability. Every line on the holster serves to either enhance comfort, functionality or aesthetics so that it not only feels like an extension of your body, but looks like one too. Belt loops are hard riveted to the holster then painstakingly hand contoured for maximum comfort and a perfect offset. No two belt-loops are the same and no threaded fasteners are used in anything we build so there is nothing to ever come loose and fall out. Marine grade friction tape is then applied to the inside of each loop to ensure maximum stability. The end result is a single, indestructible piece of equipment you can bet your life on, they do. They’re so confident in their gear that they back it up with an unconditional lifetime guarantee. Whatever happens, they will have your back!
The UMPH "Core" Holster is designed to accommodate most of the compact, medium and standard length/size Semi-Automatic pistols on the market today by simply adjusting the tension of the screws and inserts. A lot of deliberation and design went into this concept. The "Core" holster was designed as a pass through holster, this allows any length weapon to be carried and was also designed to have minimal unnecessary molding of each weapon which would create friction and draw issues as well as unnecessary wear and abrasion to the weapon...and holster.
What makes the UMPH the most unique and versatile holster on the market today is the "patent pending" design of the "blade". The "blades" are weapon specific by make and model and will ensure a "tailored fit" to lock your weapon securely in place. You decide which weapon fits you carry needs of the day, insert that weapon specific blade and "lock n' load" and when your carry needs change to a different weapon, you remove the current blade and insert the new designated weapon blade into the core holster , and while each comes with a set of angled belt loops for outside the waistband carry it can just as easily be fitted for inside the waistband carry by adding soft loops, J-clip, or any other attachment device that will accommodate a 1 inch center to center which allows you to use just about ANY method of attachment and you're back up and running.
While some holsters on the market will allow you make some minor tuning to the tension, the UMPH has 9 points of adjustment at each of the screw sets to allow you to decide exactly where and how much tension you feel is appropriate for your daily carry preferences. All this modularity and utility has been designed into their holster system after thorough and exhaustive testing and years of experience from users input for the end result of the most versatile and modular kydex platform available today!
Advanced Performance Shooting Holsters "Protective Services Elite" with Magazine Pouch Combo (OWB, Black)
The Protective Services Elite holster was designed by military and law enforcement special operations veterans to suit your unique needs. They wanted a belt holster adjusted for cant that was comfortable, durable and would retain the gun no matter the conditions. They wanted a holster that rode close enough that concealment was easy, even in simple cover garments. They wanted a holster that was fast and suitable for everyday carry, training and competition. Like everyone else they have boxes full of holsters that are great for one or two things but lacked in other areas.
They designed their holsters with a forward rake/cant of approximately 15 degrees to aid in concealment. All Advanced Performance Shooting Holsters are individually engraved make, model, and date of manufacture, as well as the builder's signature to ensure authenticity. If you are looking for the best, then look no further. At Advanced Performance Shooting, they are extremely proud to provide their customers with a truly superior product, backed up by our lifetime warranty. The Elite Combo includes a custom crafted kydex holster and one ambidextrous magazine pouch. Just like our holsters, our unique magazine pouches provide secure retention without sacrificing speed or accessibility. Images may not depict the particular firearm that is listed.
Click Holsters (Brigandine) OWB Kydex Holster for Glock 17/22,19/23,26/27,42 or 43 (Glock 17/22, Left Hand)
Click Holsters Brigandine is the most famous outside the waistband (OWB) custom kydex holster made with .08 kydex. They have created the OWB Brigandine with a unique vacuum forming process that produces a 90/10 split. 90% of the gun is outside the center of the holster, leaving only 10% inside. This creates the most comfortable carry experience for any OWB so you do not feel the edges of the gun against your body. The Brigandine OWB custom holster comes with several clip options and unique color styles.
The KR OWB features burnished edges for a polished look along with an embossed Carroll Shelby logo. They are the only Holster Manufacturer Authorized to emboss the Shelby Logo on gun holsters. This is a genuine gem and you'll see that as soon as you get it into your hands. The king of the range pancake Style #KR OWB is made of kydex with full grain leather back and straps along with brass and stainless steel hardware. This is an outside of the waistband holster. The open kydex front makes re-holstering fast and easy. The leather straps allow for a greater flexibility of movement. This holster features a high back for comfort and to guard the weapon from perspiration. It is also designed for the closest fit for maximum concealability. The KR OWB is designed for ultimate grip while also allowing a quick, smooth draw. The leather back contributes to this because it helps press the weapon tightly into the kydex front. All of their holsters are custom molder for the perfect fit. It snaps easily on and off of your belt. The KR OWB features burnished edges for a polished look along with an embossed Carroll Shelby logo.
The outside the waistband (OWB) is a popular alternative to carrying a larger gun inside the waistband. This holster features belt slits in a leather/kydex shell. In the back side of the holster there is a center kydex belt loop to keep the holster tight to your waist. The standard cant of this holster is set to 15 degrees providing rapid draw with maximum concealment. The OWB Holster is available in black, brown or tan leather, in left- or right-handed.
The Low Pro OWB (pancake) is a slim yet durable Glock 43 OWB holster design that is designed to be carried as close to the body as possible. The injection molded belt loops allow your firearm to hold tight to the body while simultaneously contouring to your body and not interfering with the full combat grip. The belt loops are strategically placed to evenly distribute the weight of your firearm. This holster also has a full length sweat guard to maximize your carry experience.
If you have a Glock 43 and are in need of a OWB holster, we recommend the first holster on this list. It’s the GunfightersINC Ronin OWB Holster for Glock 43, Black.
That’s the end of our list. Did we miss any concealed carry OWB holsters for the Glock 43? If so, please leave a comment below and we’ll take a look!