This upgrade makes a good product great. The 1.5" clip made for a more secure fit and kept the pistol from canting I did not want. The "claw" helps keep the butt of my Clock into my body.
VanGuard 2 - Advanced Upgrade Kit 1 (Overhooks)
This VG2 Advanced Upgrade Kit allows you to convert a VG2 holster shell into the full Advanced VG2 holster. Please note that the VG2 holster shell is not included in the kit. Also note that the CLAW is only compatible with the pistol model of VG2 selected. For example a Glock VG2 CLAW will NOT fit the M&P VG2 holster shell. Also, the VG2 Advanced kit is not compatible with the Basic Kit Strut or the Lanyard option.
The VanGuard 2 Advanced Kit is a capability upgrade to our venerable VanGuard 2 minimalist IWB holster. Unlike traditional IWB holsters, the VG2 covers only the trigger guard of your weapon. This unique design eliminates the bulk of a traditional holster, while providing a level of safety and security not attainable by simply sticking a pistol in the waistband of your pants. The VG2 Advanced Kit’s inclusion of the RCS CLAW takes this system’s concealability to the next level, by leveraging the grip of the pistol close to the body, while still allowing for a clean, repeatable draw.
The VanGuard 2 Advanced Kit with the RCS CLAW can be equipped with either a Tuckable strut with overhook or Tuckable strut with soft loop, to allow you to choose the best belt interface system for your carry and mission type. This combination is adjustable for ride-height and cant, is fully ambidextrous, and is the ultimate in deep concealment technology when combined with our proprietary tuckable struts.
VG2 Advanced Kit 1 includes:
2 x VG2 Claws - one for right hand and one for left hand shooters
2 x IWB Overhooks - one for 1.5" belts and one for 1.75" belts
All needed hardware and instructions
The kit arrived on time and I was able to assemble it in a way that seems to work for the M&P version of the Vanguard. The screw holes did not line up perfectly, nor is the claw quite as tall as it could be. I had to switch to the overhook instead of keeping the original belt loop also. It's not a perfect fit, but it works as you'd expect it to. The butt of my M&P doesn't print as much as it used to.
If I'm honest I was a little skeptical that the upgrade would be beneficial. I've only worn it a couple of times but I have to say the clip makes it much more versatile, and the claw does keep it better secured in terms of movement or canting in a particular direction. It does make the Vanguard a better product and is worth the money.
Have used the belt loop version of the V2 for over a year. The upgrade to overhook and claw is awesome. It really does help keep the grip tighter to your body. Seems to give it some more stability as well as the belt loop tends to twist a bit under weight therefore causing the pistol to sit at a different cant than intended. It wasn't a huge issue for me but the upgrade helps eliminate.
If you have a Vanguard 2 -- stop thinking about it, just buy this kit. I've used the Vanguard 2 for my Glock 36 for 3ish years now. I was in need of a system that didn't require a belt for some of my hiking pants and scrubs for after work. The hook works great, maybe better than the belt loop which is flimsy and can twist. The guards aid in keeping my gun securely in place without twisting and printing. They also aid in drawing. The guards would probably fix the belt loop twisting issue but I haven't tried it yet. Definitely improves a great CCW system!
I love the Advance Kit accessories. The Claw keeps the butt of my pistol tucked closely against my side and the overhook works great. It allows for easy attachment, which i feel is properly secured. Great products.
Extremely comfortable and tucks the grip in nicely!