The Glock 43 was a long-awaited addition to the Glock family. The thinner model is a dream to handle, but there is often one component that many people would change: the factory sights. In this article, we’ll review the best Glock 43 sights on the market that will yup your shooting game.
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There is actually a good variety of aftermarket sights to choose from for Glocks. Since many brands make their products specifically for that handgun. You might think that it’s hard to shop for the 43, but there are two surprising facts you may want to know.
For one, anything that works with a Glock 42 will work with a 43, no matter if you are looking for a holster or sights. The second thing is that all front sights made for Glocks should fit on any model. This makes shopping for your new Glock 43 much easier. Whether you want to switch completely over to tritium night sights, or you just want to change out the front sight on your Glock, there’s something for everyone in the aftermarket selections.
Now let’s talk about each of the best Glock 43 sights.
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The Best Glock 43 Sights
Materials — From then until now, TruGlo produces high-quality night sights for Glocks. This, of course, includes their Tritium Pro Night Sights. Like AmeriGlo, they include a front and rear sights set. The front sight is orange in color and has a focus lock ring for even faster concentration. Meanwhile, the rear sight features a “U-shaped” design and an angled edge. The latter allows you emergency one-hand operation.
In addition, it uses Swiss Tritium for unlimited visibility in any shooting condition. Hence, it can still glow in the dark even without needing batteries or other light sources. It’s also compact in design and consists of CNC-machined steel material. Like Trijicon, this night sight’s manufacturer provides you a 12-year warranty for hassle-free repairs.
Performance — The Tritium Pro Night Sights is perfect for anyone who does day and night shooting. Thanks to its angled rear sight edge, you can operate this night sight using only one hand. Not to mention, its green and white dot lights allow you to use it in both daytime and nighttime hours. Since it’s made from CNC-machined steel, this sight is immune against certain elements. Such examples include oils, chemicals, ultrasonic cleaning, and other toxic matter.
Besides the Glock 43, it’s also compatible with other Glock models like 42, 43X, and 48. The only concern we have on this sight is its susceptibility to breakage. Even from table height, dropping this sight on the floor causes it to earn dents from the impact. Even so, this sight still provides a decent light glow, especially when exposed to dark areas. Due to its compact design, it can fit almost any standard Glock holster available. Plus, it doesn’t snag when you adjust it on your gun.
What We Say — Unlike most options in this list, the Tritium Pro Night Sights is a bit pricey. Even with a sale price of $98.00, that’s still a painful amount to pay for your Glock 43’s sight accessory. Still, you don’t need to use batteries or any power sources for it to function. If you want to have long-lasting and battery-free sights, this one is worth the hundred bucks.
- White dot lights for daytime use
- Focus Lock Ring for faster focus
- CNC-machined steel construction
- U-shaped rear sight for one-hand operation
- Unlimited shooting visibility
- Doesn’t need batteries or other light sources to function
- 12-year warranty
- Compact design
- Compatible with other Glock models
- Susceptible to dents/ breakage from fall damage
- A bit pricey
Materials – This option made by Hi-Viz is the front sight only. However, the rear sight is also available to purchase separately. The front sight includes a bright, green Tritium insert, which sits in an all-black housing. The top of the front sight is left exposed with a diagonal wave pattern. This exposure allows the tritium to gather light while staying protected from damage under the special design. The face of this front sight has a serrated pattern to reflect peripheral light, and there is no painted contrasting ring.
Performance – The sight is a great buy for anyone who likes the factory rear sights on their Glock 43 but would like a front sight that makes aiming at night easier. In the past, we haven’t been huge fans of Tritium inserts being exposed in their housing, but Hi-Viz was thoughtful in their protective diagonal wave design that goes over the top. I also prefer a painted ring around the Tritium. However, the serrated face is helpful in reflecting light and should do the trick. I suggest having a professional install new sights on your Glock 43 unless you have the proper tooling and feel experienced enough to do it yourself. The good news is the single front sight is cheap enough. Hence, professional installation might still be within your budget.
What We Say – Quite cheap for Tritium. This offer is worth taking advantage of. This is an excellent option if you’ve never used night sights before, and you’re unsure about investing in a more expensive brand.
- Lowest cost
- Diagonal wave pattern protects Tritium
- Serrated face
- No painted ring for contrast
Materials – The Trijicon night sights are a classic go-to option for many Glock owners. This is a front and rear sight set, which includes three bright green tritium inserts by Trijicon: one on the front and two on the rear. Each tritium insert is surrounded by a contrasting white ring for better accuracy and precision shooting, and they’re housed within iron metal sights. Even better, Trijicon offers a twelve-year warranty to replace any worn-out tritium from the date of manufacturing. There are no serrated patterns on the face of the sights, but the sight faces are very slim, allowing the green dots to receive all of your eye’s focus.
Performance – Trijicons Glock sights are easily one of the most popular sets that gun owners buy. Trijicon has proven time and time again that their tritium inserts last the longest and perform the best (that’s why other companies, such as AmeriGlo, use their inserts for their own products). This three-dot night sight set is a classic design and is very minimalistic. We always prefer a white painted ring to green Tritium contrast because the colors don’t blend together on the eye like a green/yellow combination might. The only complaint really is that three-dot Tritium inserts start to get pretty expensive, so it has to be worth the investment to you.
What We Say – The Trijicon Night Sight Sets for Glock Pistols are a little more expensive than the other options above. However, you’re getting twelve years of almost guaranteed use out of them, considering that, the price is more than fair.
- 12 year warranty
- Three-dot night sight system
- Contrasting white painted ring
Materials – XS Sight Systems offers another popular purchase amongst Glock owners that might look a little unique at first glance. It includes both a front and rear sight with two tritium inserts, which are both bright green: one on each sight. The rear sight features a vertical tritium bar, which has a proportionally sized painted white ring around it for contrast. The front sight features the classic tritium dot, but it has a wide painted white ring to aid accuracy. This big dot still has the contrast required for aiming, but it doesn’t allow for a black-faced sight to block the view. This is particularly helpful at night.
Performance – These sights are a one-of-a-kind sight for your Glock 43 that you won’t find from other brands. For somebody who still needs tritium on both the front and rear sight, but doesn’t necessarily like the standard three-dot setup, this option is definitely for you. We think high contrast is one of the most important features for a pair of night sights to be effective, so the big dot design gets a big thumbs up from us. It’s also advertised as a direct replacement for Glock factory sights, so installation should be a breeze, whether you seek professional installation or not.
What We Say – For the money, you’re getting a unique and effective pair of Glock 43 sights that should increase your accuracy.
- Tritium on front and rear sight
- Big white dot for contrast
- No empty space to block view
Our Favorite Glock 43 Sight
To conclude, our top pick for the best Glock 43 sights goes to the TruGlo Tritium Pro Night Sights. Its highly visible green and white dot make it work for both day and night shooting. In addition, you can use it for your other Glock pistols as well. It’s also durable and reliable. So, if you’re going to spend a decent amount of money on your after-market sights, then you can feel safe going with this brand. Nevertheless, the sights that work for you will always be your best option. Now, what’s your favorite Glock 43 sight on our list?