VanGuard 2 Holster - Basic Kit


The VanGuard 2 is a 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 VanGuard 2 can be used multiple ways: 

First, it can be used (without the lanyard or the strut and soft-loop assembly) as a trigger guard cover for storage and transportation safety.  This prevents foreign objects from finding their way inside the trigger guard and potentially pressing the trigger, while still allowing the slide to be cycled and the magazine released.  This gives users the ability to clear the weapon without the danger of a negligent discharge.

Next, it can be used with the static-line tether for on-body (IWB) or off-body carry (such as inside a bag, purse, briefcase, vehicle console, etc).  This allows the weapon to be safely carried with a chambered round without fear of a negligent discharge, while still being rapidly deployable.  The holster can also be removed by catching the nose of the holster and prying it off.  This allows one-hand deployment of the weapon even if the tether or attachment point fails to remove the holster.

Finally, the user can attach the strut and soft-loop assembly to create a stable, secure, IWB holster.  The complete system is fully adjustable for ride-height and cant, is tuckable for maximum concealment, and fully ambidextrous.  Please be aware, we do not advise attempting to re-holster the weapon while the VG2 is inside your clothing.  You should remove the VG2 and install it on the weapon outside of your waistband.

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Written by Richard on 21st Dec 2017

Glock 23 vanguard 2

This holster is awesome it work perfectly I can conceal my Glock 23 all day comfortably if you try this holster I don’t see how you could be disappointed

Written by Kurt Kaiser on 16th Nov 2017

not perfect for the m&p 2.0

I knew it was the case when i bought it, but this is a little loose on a 2.0. However, it was easy to use a heat gun to siften the trigger gaurd a little and get a tighter fit. Now the retention is excellent and its the most comfortable holster i own. Thanks for a great product

Written by undefined on 12th Nov 2017

best low viz holster in the gun game

These are the best. If you don’t have one you are mistaken on your gear selection. The only reason I’m not giving 5 stars is because the lanyard was not 550 cord. I know that’s a petty reason but I was worried about the durability of the lanyard provided. They are so good I bought two!

Written by Randy Lewis on 11th Aug 2017

not enough colors in stock

Good product stock selection limited.

Written by Jim on 18th Jul 2017

M&P Vangaurd 2

I have the same unit for my glock. The retainment system is not as snug on my M&P. Not likely to use this product

Written by on 16th Jul 2017

Great Holster!

As usual, Raven doesn't disappoint. I was looking around for a minimalist IWB holster. This obviously fits the bill. It holds the weapon secure while ease of access is top notch. Raven Concealment has always been impressive.

Written by Paul G Miller on 19th Jun 2017

vanguard 2 for M&P 45

This is my third vanguard holster the other two are for my Glocks one for the 42 and one for the 19. Bought this to carry my M&P 2.0 in 45. Is much looser than my Glock style vanguard and the gun pretty much just falls out if you pick it up by the holster only. This could be due to it being the 2.0 M&P as my regular 9mm M&P pistol has slightly more retention but still nowhere near as secure as the glock versions I already owned. Editor's Note: Hi, Paul. Please contact our customer service department at so we can resolve this issue for you. We stand behind our products 100% and want you to be 100% satisfied as well. We look forward to hearing back from you.

Written by undefined on 1st Jun 2017

When less is more

The slim, comfortable, minimalist Vanguard holster has solved all my carry needs and is the most discreet holster I have used on my thin frame. Overall great product, and company that supports its country, military, and law enforcement.

Written by J. nash. (TCSO) on 25th May 2017

Great minimalist holater for BIG guys!

This holster is a great addition to my holster collection. This is a no frills, just grab your gun and go type holster. It allows you the comfort of waistband carry with the added stability and saftey of the trigger guard and belt loop system. It way more comfortable than a IWB pancake holster. I usually use this as my dedicated summer holster since it's lightweight and allows for summer activities to be done without contsantly readjusting. Good buy for sure. Just remember if you are running a light this is not going to work.

Written by Rich Nutile ~ Tactical Applications Consulting on 14th May 2017

Better than I expected

I've been working and training in the firearms industry now for close to 20 years. I must have no less than 50 holsters from every maker, model and design out there. Duty and tactical holsters are one thing. But if you think about it, unless you work in Law Inforcement you carry as a everyday civilian. I can't conceal 99% on my holsters. And my IWB holsters have their limitation. This VanGaurd holster is now my EDC holster. I've worn it now for 2 week straight and it's fantastic.