Best Glock 43 Holster

We at NAGS think the best Glock 43 Holster comes after two years of testing several holsters. We carried the Glock 43 in just about every type of holster you can imagine and in just about every type of condition you can think of. The beauty of the Glock 43 is the amazing compact and light weight design. It is one of the smallest and lightest 9mm semi-auto handguns you can buy. That means it is comfortable to carry in almost any style, including in your pocket or in your purse. We, at NAGS have more strict standards than just comfort.

Too earn the badge of NAGS best Glock 43 Holster comes with high expectations. The holster must be:

  • Comfortable
  • Safe
  • Accessible

Comfort

Comfort is king when it comes to being the best Glock 43 holster. It is is not comfortable then you will not carry it. If you do not carry it then it is not there when you need it. Comfort is a subjective term but NAGS generally agree on some basic concepts. We want a holster which does not make our clothes fall off like Patron Tequila. A holster must never dig into our skin or leave a blister. Standing is one thing and sitting is another. We never want a holster which feels like we’re sitting on a boulder digging into our back.

Safe

It is not the holster that is unsafe. The design of the holster can certainly make carrying the Glock unsafe. A basic rule of gun safety: Never point a gun at something you are not willing to destroy. Click To Tweet A simple concept but often ignored. This is especially true when attempting safe concealed carry. Some holsters result in a gun pointed at your genitals. Some end up with the muzzle pointed at your belly. Other carry methods result in a gun pointed at other people, without them knowing. All are bad ideas for obvious reasons. It is our opinion that the safest carry method is on your strong side hip, outside the waistband.

Accessible

We gave the best Glock 43 holster that name because of many reasons and one of them is accessibility. Most concealed carry incidents happen in a few seconds. It is an awful situation of within 2 or 3 seconds realizing your life is in danger and your only out is to use deadly force. That is a huge amount of processing through the brain in a very small window of time. In that terrible situation, you have zero time to dig out your handgun from your purse or your ankle holster like they do on TV. The action of accessing your weapon must be instinctive and instantaneous. A quick swipe of your arm to your hip and your ready to rock!

Best Glock 43 Holster Summary

The best Glock 43 holster as chosen by NAGS is one of durability, safety, accessibility, and comfort. A concealed carry holster is never a fashion accessory but it should be something you automatically pack on every day, just like your watch and iPhone. The best holster for you is the one that you like best but please always apply some standards by which to measure your choice. Shop all of Alien Gear’s holster choices at http://aliengearholsters.com/.

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