Arizona-based Galco has introduced a new premium inside-the-waistband holster for the popular Glock 43X, with and without a red dot.

The original right-hand draw Royal Guard series holster – which uses the rough side of the leather out for greater stability in the pants, while the smooth side cushions the handgun and provides a slick draw feel – has been around for decades, while the updated Royal Guard 2.0 was introduced in early 2019.

Now it is available in a variant with fitments for the G43X, with room for an attached micro red dot. 

Royal Guard holster G43X
The Royal Guard holster series uses a butt-forward cant for better concealability when worn behind the strong hip. It also incorporates a raised sweat guard that protects both the handgun and the carrier, while a metal-reinforced mouth allows easy one-handed holstering and reholstering. 

The Royal Guard 2.0 comes standard with removable black belt loops fitting belts up to 1.75 inches, with optional tan and black 1.25, 1.5, and 1.75-inch belt loops available. Its two-tone color scheme uses a natural holster body with a black collar and belt loops.

Royal Guard holster SIG P229
The Galco Royal Guard IWB holster has been around for years in scores of fitments for 20 handgun manufacturers, including SIG, as seen on my old P229 – wearing its third RG in 20 years. There's a reason it’s been one of the best leather concealment holsters on the market for generations. (Photo: Chris Eger/
Galco's holsters are handmade in Phoenix, where the company has been located since 1983. (Photo: Chris Eger/


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