VanGuard 2 Holster - Advanced Kit

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Fits Gen 3, Gen 4 not the Gen 5  Glock 9/40/357 Pistols.*

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.

Please note that the VG2 Advanced kit is not compatible with the Basic Kit Strut or the Lanyard option.  VG2 CLAWs are only compatibe with the model of VG2 shell specified.  For example, a Glock VG2 CLAW will NOT fit a M&P VG2 holster shell.

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.

Download product instructions: Here

*Does not fit the Glock 42 or Glock 43

Other Details
Availability: Ships in 1-3 business days
Width: 6.00 (in)
Height 3.00 (in)
Depth 2.00 (in)


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Written by Torr on 7th Mar 2019

WAY Too Tight!

I bought the VG2 and was very disappointed by it. 1 star for design/concept. I bought it with the belt loop. Negative comments below: - Snap on belt loop is too tough to snap off - Retention is way too tight, because of this, when drawing the pistol, the VG2 comes out with the pistol while the soft loop is still connected to my belt causing the gun to rotate pointing the barrel into me - The tab where the clip/soft loop attaches isn't strong enough, it bends out of shape when drawing - It seems as if this holster was designed for a one time use incase you ever need your pistol to defend your life. But, how do you practice with it if you can't repeatedly draw with it. The combination of the soft loop and the retention makes it impossible to practice drawing - I put the plastic belt clip on it and it helped with unholstering, but it bent the mounting tab Please don't buy, forget the reviews on youtube or forums. Editor's note: We are more than happy to help. Our belt loops are military dot loops, and do require a break in period. Make sure you roll the snap, when putting on and taking off. It also sound like you may have a Gen 5 Glock. You are welcome to contact our customer service department for assistance. 440-508-9000. We also have a 30 day return policy.

Written by Alan Kwiatkowski on 28th Feb 2019

VanGuard2 w/belt over clip

As a hefty guy (6'3" 270) I've been looking for a comfortable holster for some time. I found a perfect match for me, minimal yet effective. Comfortable without the printability. No I don't wear it appendix...don't have to, works great at the 4 o'clock. The claw is the boss of the concealment (I feel) applies just the right amount of pressure to hold the grip hidden against you. I'd go with the hard clip, very secure. Spend the money here, you won't regret it.

Written by Kyle aka kg on 23rd Feb 2019


The holster is absolutely fantastic it feels like I'm wearing nothing the clips are extremely sturdy and reliable

Written by Jeremy Wong on 21st Feb 2019


WHY DIDN'T I GET THIS SOONER?!?!? I've wasted several years and holsters before finding this gem.

Written by Jeff on 15th Dec 2018

VG2 Advanced is a winner.

I bought the plastic overhook model and it’s an absolute winner. I love the positive retention. One caution is to wear a solid gun belt, nothing flimsy, or the hook will flex and come off with the firearm. Great job as always Raven!

Written by Michael Turley on 15th Sep 2018

As always a great RCS Gear Vanguard Holster

I run this same type on my G43 and just built a Churched up custom G19 and knew I had t have this and a Perun from Raven Concealment. The best products on the market.

Written by Neal on 18th Aug 2018

It doesn’t get any better!

I’ve tried a LOT of holsters since getting my CCW permit. The Van Gaurd 2 is by far the best! In fact I’m trying to order my second Van Gaurd 2 for a new Glock but they’re out of stock. I love the fact that my Glock 19 doesn’t have an external safety, but, at the same time it is a little nerve wracking. The Van Gaurd does the best job of any holster at securing the trigger and trigger gaurd area, adding an additional level of safety. The best part is that the Van Gaurd is minimalist in design and therefore surprisingly comfortable to carry. With the J clip it fits securely and snuggly to my belt. With the strut it definitely helps keep the gun snug to my body, thus reducing the risk of printing. Hey Raven! Restock the Van Gaurd ASAP. I’m ready to order up again.

Written by Leatherneck on 5th May 2018


I have tried many different IWB holsters to carry my Glock 19 Gen5, and all of them are too bulky and uncomfortable. Until my brother recommended this one! The description says “not for Gen5” but all Glock trigger guards are the same exact design. This will be the last holster I purchase. Semper Fi

Written by Bill Grant on 23rd Mar 2018

Vanguard advanced

5 stars. I have about three drawers of Glock holsters, some better than others. The Vanguard Advanced is as good as any for accessibility, and far and away the best for concealment. Strongly recommend you buy the Advanced. The RCS claw pushes against the pants to bring the grip closer to the body. Superior to the basic kit, especially if you're of smaller than average stature.

Written by on 26th Sep 2017

love it

I absolutely love this product! I always have trouble finding the perfect fit and also finding a left handed product.