VanGuard 2 Basic Kit for Glock 42/43

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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 overhook) 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 overhook 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 Matt Palmer on 14th Dec 2018

Excellenct Concealment Holster for G43

I wasn't sure I would like this holster, but wanted to try it out because of how popular it is. Now it's by far my favorite concealment holster. Minimal in size and weight, but you still get the feeling that your weapon is totally secure and it is. I've worn this quite a bit now and even after moving around a lot, bending over, sitting in the car, it doesn't move at all. Plus the cant is adjustable so you can change the carry angle to whatever suits you best or for different carry positions. Definitely buying more of these for my other carry weapons.

Written by Chris Belobrajdic on 24th Aug 2018

Vanguard Basic for Glock 43

I got this "holster" on the advice of a friend, and when I first saw it, I had my doubts. I mean, come on. That's it? In a word, YES! That's it and I absolutely LOVE it!!! I have been wearing it for about 2 weeks now and I have to say that if you want the thinnest, most easy to use holster, this is it. The VanGuard 2 should be on everyone's "Must Have" list!

Written by Nicole O on 4th Aug 2018


Great product, very slim and comfortable. Definately worth it.

Written by BG on 15th Apr 2018

Darn near perfect holster

I would give this a 9.5/10 with a half point off because there is no metal clip option. The plastic clip slides around too much on my belt and doesn't clamp well enough. Other then that I think this is an amazing holster. I actually jury-rigged a metal clip on by drilling a second hole in it and it works amazingly. Please consider a metal clip option!!

Written by E. Alan Normandy on 22nd Mar 2018

Great minimalist holster for this little gun

This is a perfect accompaniment for this little gun. It transitions easily from off-body moments to concealed carry with little fuss or muss. The covered trigger guard is perfect for when it is carried temporarily off body.

Written by Richard Hayden on 15th Mar 2018

VanGuard 2

Great fit. Prefer strap with snap.

Written by Laura on 15th Feb 2018

Vanguard 2 for Glock 43

Absolute best minimalist holster. Have one for my Glock 27 and now 43. All other IWB holsters are in a shoebox.

Written by Cindy Cormican on 12th Feb 2018

Vanguard Glock 43

This is my second vanguard trigger guard. First one was for a Kahr pm9 this one for Glock 43. I carry in my purse, what I love about the vanguard is I can carry in any purse. Right now it is a Kate Spade purse! I take a carabeener and hook it on the lanyard then hook the carabeener on my purse with the trigger guard on my gun put my gun in an inside pocket so if I need to use it I grab my gun, drop my purse the trigger guard comes off and it is ready to fire. I dont have to buy a special purse I can carry in any purse I want. So glad they made this for the Glock 43!!

Written by J on 27th Nov 2017

Vanguard 2 holster for G43

I ordered this holster for my G43 with TBRC comp. holster works well and carries with a much smaller footprint than other a IWB holsters.

Written by Brandon Fitzgerald on 8th Nov 2017

can be difficult to get a good grip on drawing

Not a big fan of the thin belt clips. Allows a little more movement than I typically like. Also you are unable to really adjust the can't like I need to because then the belt clip is directly in the way of where your middle finger would go when drawing the firearm. I do love the minimalist approach with just the trigger guard holster, but I feel like it still needs some tinkering with to make more efficient or effective when drawing at speed or under pressure. I can live with needing to remove it from your waist to reholster, but makes training with it a bit tedious. I am still trying to figure out the "secret" to being as fast with this holster as I am with my other holsters. Lastly I like how the Vanguard 2 for the G26 and G19 etc has the "belt claw" on it but doesn't seem to be any way to have one for the G43 because then you would really have a problem drawing your firearm.