Watchdog Concealment Back Up Holster for Glock 43

Watchdog Concealment Back Up Holster for Glock 43
Watchdog Concealment Back Up Holster for Glock 43

A few days ago we received the Watchdog Concealment Back Up Holster for the Glock 43. We haven’t had enough time with it yet to discuss durability, but my initial impression of the holster is certainly positive.

The holster specs are shown below, so I won’t bother discussing those now. For this first impression post I’ll just answer four questions that are a priority for me when selecting a holster:

  1. Does the holster seem to be made of quality material?: Yes
  2. Is it comfortable?: Yes
  3. Is the retention level appropriate?: Yes
  4. Is the holster appropriate for the pistol?: Yes

Question #4 might seem like an odd question, but this is the one in which The Back Up really shines. One of the things I love about the Glock 43 is its slim/sleek design. It is perfect for concealed carry! So, putting the G43 in a bulky holster seems a bit counterproductive to me. But when you put the G43 in The Back Up holster, the two seem like a perfect match. When designing this holster, Watchdog Concealment did a great job of sticking to design characteristics of the Glock 43.

At the time of this post, Watchdog Concealment is in the process of building their new website. So for now, you’ll have to check them out on Facebook and Instagram. They are accepting orders via email and phone!

As for our holster… we’ll report back after we’ve put in some more time with it.

Watchdog Concealment – The Back Up:

  • Ambidextrous IWB holster
  • The kydex is 0.080 in thickness providing a slim but also strong design
  • Raven Concealment strut and pull the dot rubber coated nylon soft loops
  • Raven Concealment strut is reinforced with rivets to make it even more durable for hard use
  • Raven Concealment strut provides 3 ride height adjustments for the soft loop for preferred carry
  • The soft loops are adjustable for belt sizes 1.25, 1.5, and 1.75 inch
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • More Info: Watchdog Concealment Facebook

Glock 43 Specs:

  • Caliber: 9×19
  • System: Safe Action
  • Length: 159 mm / 6.26 in
  • Width: 26 mm / 1.02 in
  • Length Between Sights: 132 mm / 5.20 in
  • Height: 108 mm / 4.25 in
  • Barrel Height: n/a
  • Barrel Length: 86 mm / 3.39 in
  • Weight:
    • Unloaded: 509 g / 17.95 oz
    • Loaded: 634 g / 22.36 oz
  • Trigger Pull: ~25 N / ~5.5 lbs
  • Trigger Travel: ~12.5 mm / ~0.49 in
  • Barrel Rifling: right hand, octagonal
  • Length of Twist: 250 mm / 9.84 in
  • Magazine Capacity:
    • Standard: 6
  • More Info: Glock