The Glock 43 is one of the most popular 9mm handguns on the market. It's built for concealed carry and designed to be as reliable as the bigger Glock siblings. The little 43 is an excellent concealed carry handgun with one major flaw, those bloody sights.
The Glock stock sights are terrible. They are made from plastic, offer no nighttime use, and are poorly designed. They need to be replaced.
The excellent news is Glock is so damn popular that everyone makes sights for it. We have hundreds of options. Well maybe not that many, but I've isolated the very best for you, our readers.
Ameriglo Classic Sights
Trijicon HD XR Sights
Ear Notch enhances front sight acquisition
TruGlo TFX Pro Sights
Trijicon Bright and Tough Sights
Steel front and back
XS Big Dot Sights
HIVIZ Litewave H3
Front and Back
Glock OEM Night Sights
Rear Slim Sight
Viridian Essential Laser Sight
1. Ameriglo Classic Sights
A lot of sighting systems for handguns can be expensive. Handgun sights are often worth the cost; however, that doesn't mean much if you can't afford them. Ameriglo offers an option that presents a low overall cost to the end-user and is still a massive upgrade to the Glock 43's stock sights.
Ameriglo produces sights in several price points. The classic series is the best option if you wanna save a few dollars. These sights offer both a day and night sight option. The Glock night sights feature two tritium vials which glow when the lights are low.
Wrapped around those tritium vials is a white plastic liner. This white plastic makes the sights more natural to see during the day and quicker to catch with the eye. The Ameriglo classic sights are made of metal--a welcome upgrade from the Glock plastic sights.
The Ameriglo Classic sights are easy to install. They can be installed at home with the right tools. Ameriglo Classic Sights are perfect for concealed carry and self-defense. They give an edge in both low light and bright scenarios.
Plus, they are affordable. How could you hate that? Add to that, the fact that Ameriglo has an outstanding reputation. Their sights are combat-proven.
2. TruGlo TFO
TruGlo is a company that's dedicated to making sights that are easy to see and quick to pick up. They produce a several options. One of their more affordable is the TFO sights. The TruGlo TFO sights are made from all metal. These tough night sights are extremely durable and very reliable.
The TFO sights combine both fiber optics and tritium for a unique sighting system. The combination of both tritium and fiber optics creates a set of high visibility sights regardless of where you are or what time it is.
Fiber optic sights are well known for glowing brightly during the day and being quick and easy to pick up.
When combined with tritium, they glow brightly as the light gets low. This combination of sights gives you a very effective concealed carry option for daily use. The steel sights are refined.
These incredibly durable sights are perfect for both the range and concealed carry. The rear sight is serrated to reduce glare. The sights feature a round, smooth design making them snag-free as you draw your weapon.
The TruGlo TFO sights come with contrasting sights that include a yellow rear sight and a green front sight. This makes it easy to differentiate between your front and rear sights.
3. Trijicon HD XR Sights
If the price isn't a significant concern and you don't mind spending a little extra, you can't go wrong with the Trijicon HD XR sights. Trijicon makes one of the best night sights. Their sights are preferred by police and military forces. The high quality Trijicon HD XR sights are designed to be bright & tough.
The Trijicon HD XR sights are night sights made completely from steel. These sights are some of the toughest on the market. Their reputation precedes them. Once they are attached to your Glock 43, you'll enjoy quick target acquisition along with the ability to hit that target.
The Trijicon HD night sights feature a thin front sight that provides less target obstruction while shooting at a multitude of distances. This does make long-range shots more manageable. They allow you to keep your situational awareness high.
The thinner front sight makes finding threats and engaging them a little easier. The front sight features a bright fiber optic wrap around that makes finding the front sight easy and makes target acquisition quicker.
When it comes to concealed carry, speed is king. You need to be able to get on target and engage that target with ease.
The Trijicon HD XR is an excellent set of sites for duty and concealed carry use.
4. TruGlo TFX Pro Sights
The TruGlo TFO sights are excellent. If you want to step up in both quality and performance, the TFX series is for you. The TFX Pro series keeps a lot of the remarkable traits of the TFO design. This includes a metal design that encapsulates the fiber optic aiming points.
These fiber optic aiming points are backed with tritium. This means they glow brightly at night and are remarkably easy to see during the day. To make them even easier to see, a bright orange ring is wrapped around the front sight.
This makes it easier to get on target and to pick up your front sight when shooting. Front sight focus is a term you hear over and over when it comes to defensive firearms training. There is a reason, it's essential. The faster you get that front sight on target, the quicker you can put lead on it.
The TFX Pro sights allow you to take your G43 to the next level. You'll never find an issue with getting your sights on target or with getting good front sight focus. On top of that, these sights are rugged, reliable, and very well made.
5. Trijicon Bright and Tough Sights
What are the most commonly issued sights for law enforcement and military personnel? If you answered Trijicon Bright and Tough, then you'd be correct. Even most handgun manufacturers go with Trijicon Bright and Tough sights when equipping their handguns with night sights.
The Trijicon Bright and Tough sights live up to their self-explanatory name. These sights are made entirely from steel and last you and your gun just about forever. You can put them through hell and back they'll stick around.
When it comes to brightness, oh boy, are they bright! They contain tritium vials that glow brightly in any situation--even low light conditions. Each vial is wrapped with a white plastic wrap arounds. These make the sights easy to engage in daylight situations.
These high-quality sights are designed to be functional 24 hours a day. That's why they are trusted by a variety of police and military forces. The Trijicon Bright and Tough sights are perfect for a concealed carry Glock 43.
A Glock 43 is a combative gun designed for self-protection. Outfitting it with premium sights seems to be a natural choice. These sights take everything you can throw at them and come back for more.
6. Meprolight Tru-Dots
Meprolight is an Israeli firm specializing in sights for police and military services. The Tru-Dot line of handgun iron sights is produced for nearly every popular handgun market. They are designed with police and military use in mind but easily adapt to concealed carry guns like the Glock 43.
This particular set is made for the Glock 43 and Glock 42 handgun series and fits them perfectly. While they fit these smaller Glock models, they are still based on the police and military variations. This offers some benefits over standard low profile sights.
Sure, they aren't completely low profile. They sit a little higher. However, they offer a number of advantages. The first is the ability to cock the weapon with one hand off your belt, or a table, or something similar. These strong sights are made from steel and can take the abuse.
The sights are, of course, night sights. They glow incredibly brightly. You'll pick them up without issue regardless of the time of day. The Meprolight Tru-Dot sights are well designed and easy to install.
These tough sights may seem to be a bit much for the Glock 43, but they will get the job done. As far as duty grade sights go, they are affordable. You get a lot of bang for your buck.
7. XS Big Dot Sights
You've probably never seen anything like XS sight systems before. These significant sights are designed perfectly for concealed carry handguns. Most concealed carriers use their guns at extremely close ranges, oftentimes under five yards.
At that range, speed is king. The XS sights are designed for speed. The front sight is a large dot, which should be self-explanatory. This large dot is all white. tritium vial.
The front sight is big by design. The big sight makes it easy to see and to get on target. The bigger the front sight, the quicker you can get on target.
The XS rear sight is quite small and very simple. In the center of the rear sight sits another tritium vial that runs vertically. In low light situations, you simply dot the i, and make your shot. These sights are designed for speed rather than precision.
At close range, these sights give you quick target acquisition and allow you to protect yourself efficiently. The XS Big Dot sights are massive, easy to use, and well suited for the Glock 43. You can count on them to put you on target.
8. HIVIZ Litewave H3
The Litewave H3 series offers high-end fiber optic sights that combine both tritium with fiber optics. The end result is a set of sights that is ready to go 24/7. No lighting is too difficult for these sights to navigate.
These sights are designed to sit at the same height as the standard Glock OEM sights. This keeps things nice and easy when it comes to retraining. The sights are highly invisible and impossible to miss.
The steel HIVIZ Litewave sights are incredibly durable. They are weather-resistant and fit all standard holsters. The sights can alternate colors if you choose.
Once installed, you'll notice an instant improvement in target acquisition, day or night. The small diameter and bright colors ensure you can focus on the front sight and see your target. The fast focus nature of fiber optics is on full display with the Litewave H3 sights.
The Litewave H3 sights are perfect for the Glock 43 and its role as a concealed carry firearm. They allow quick, clean sight acquisition and fast, accurate shooting.
9. Glock OEM Night Sights
It's a real shame that Glock supplies their handguns with such poorly made sights. They can make good sights. It shows with the Glock OEM night sights. These metal sights feature a traditional 3 dot layout.
These sights are superior in every way to the Glock targets sights. These night sights are powered by tritium and glow quite brightly. During the day, these sights are mostly white and are easy to use for daylight shooting.
The Glock OEM Night Sights are very well made and deliver excellent performance. They provide you an option for both day and night shooting and allow you to keep your Glock--completely Glock.
These sights are similar to most three-dot sights, so the transition is simple and natural. They are rather simple sights and also quite affordable. While stock Glock sights might suck, these sights do not.
Glock should make these sights their stock option for the factory sights on their Glock 43, and all Glocks really. However, they don't. So, you have the option to keep your Glock all Glock with these OEM night sights.
10. Viridian Essential Laser Sight
Let's take an entirely different route for this last selection. Let's call it my wildcard option. The Viridian Essential Laser Light is a completely different idea than any we've covered before. Instead of replacing the iron sights, we have a best pistol laser sight system.
This laser acts just like a sighting system. It simply propels a laser onto your target. The Viridian Essential Laser Sight is simple, but highly effective.
The laser puts a small dot on your target and allows you to accurately predict where you are going to hit at all times. This is an excellent system for instinctive shooting or for shooting when it's impossible to see your front sight.
This laser system by Viridian features ambidextrous controls, as well as a beam visible out to 25 feet. This laser system weighs only .78 ounces. It adds very little bulk to your overall design. The Viridian system is lightweight, easy to use, and intuitive.
It's different from any other sighting system on this list, but at the end of the day, it's still a sighting system, so it has its place on this list. This laser makes it quite easy to aim and can be the ultimate night sight set.
As a serious shooter, the first thing you should swap on a Glock is the sights. We've gathered the best sights out there on our little list. Any of these would be a worthy alternative to Glock OEM sights. These sights make you more accurate, a faster shot, and more reactive to self-defense scenarios.