This company is fantastic in every imaginable way, its MADE IN THE GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD THE USA,lighting fast shipping,good tracking through USPS and a product that feels sturdy, functions well and is an additional safety check due to the great retention. I tried the Advanced Mini Holster for my Glock 26 Gen. 4 first and although it's not bad, it's not as "minimalist," it's twice the size,the retention isn't as good and the plastic feels flimsier. I was on the toilet once and it fell it out the ground so the passive retention is not as good as the Vanguard 2. The Vanguard 2 was recommended by my NRA brother, Colion Noir and it was a great recommendation. I might buy another one just to have it on deck. You can rack the slide with the holster on it and clear the weapon too so it gives one an extra measure of security. Also, when you draw the gun it's stiff enough to retain the gun but not so strong that it hinders your draw. I like things that are minimalist which explains my love for my Glock 26 and my Vanguard 2 by Raven Concealment. They go together like salt and pepper. Thanks Raven Concealment, I will be keep purchasing from you moving forward.
VanGuard 2 - Coyote Brown Overhook
VanGuard 2 Basic Kit in Coyote Brown fits Glock Gen 3, Gen 4 and Gen 5. (will not fit the G42/43/43X or G48)
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 over hook 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 over hook 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.
I got this for a carry holster, which I love about it. It’s not good for holster training because it cannot be reholstered. If you have holster training, then this is a great minimalist option.
Exactly what I was looking for. Minimalist design with the safety of a trigger guard. Feels well made.
I did not have low expectations for this trigger guard but it's better than I expected. Surprisingly it's more comfortable than my elastic belly band and the gun feels more secure too. I give it two thumbs up, five out of five stars, etc.
Very cool concept that actually works. Perfect for when you wear a t shirt. Very secure hold and quite comfortable.
Great product awesome to wear great concealment
The system doesn't have any bells and whistles but it serves the purpose. It is stable with a good belt.
This is an incredible holster. I have one for my sig 365 XL and I wanted one for my 19x. This is my go to concealed carry holster. It is well made, secure, it matches my pistol and belt color, and keeps my gun close to my body. I’ll be buying more holsters in the future!
I have a vanguard for both the G43 and G19. Works well for specific situations that puts comfort on a higher priority than concealment. Though this is less concealable than the Eidolon, it’s certainly very concealable. I like to think of the Eidolon in a class of its own, and non comparable to many other holsters, with the trade off being comfort. The eidolon is not comfortable, but it will make an obsolete “compact” pistol disappear. The vanguard is better suited to today’s micro sub compact offerings, however provided that a wing is used, it will work with the 19 just fine in some situations. Great product. Maybe Raven could help me to get a matching coyote brown wing for my vanguard, as I haven’t been able to source one. Editor's Note: Thank you for your review. Unfortunately, the claw only comes in the color black.
I love this minimalist holster for my Glock 19X. Great for concealed carry in the Florida heat.