VanGuard 2 - Advanced Upgrade Kit 2 (Soft Loop)

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 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

 1 x IWB Soft Loop Strut w/ Loop - fits 1.25", 1.5" and 1.75" belts

 All needed hardware and instructions

ll needed hardware and instructions


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Written by James on 25th Jul 2020

Awesome Improvemensts

I got the kit to make a couple improvements to a different non-RCS holster and I'm very happy with the quality and ease of installation. The RCS parts definitely improved the overall quality and functionality.

Written by user name on 6th Sep 2018

Vanguard upgrade for M&P

Was anxious to try this as I am a fan of the vanguard holster product, owning 3 of them. I was disappointed the "wing" doesn't sit higher. When first put on it lines up nicely with the belt line for a secure fit with an ideal grip angle. But after a few mins the wing falls below the belt line and then gets hung up below the belt. Have to constantly adjust to get the grip angle correct. Feel the vanguard w/o the upgrade kit is better because at least it is not being wedged out of position. Editor's note: The claw may be falling, if your belt loop is not tight on your belt. Please also make sure you are not wearing your belt loose. If you still have a problem, you are welcome to contact our customer service at

Written by Travis on 27th Oct 2016

Essential upgrade

I've carried the VG2 for years. This upgrade makes a good product even better. It exceeded my expectations. If you like the original VG2 then this kit is an essential upgrade.