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VanGuard 2 Holster - Advanced Kit
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
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.
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
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.
I absolutely love this product! I always have trouble finding the perfect fit and also finding a left handed product.
Most of the time I do not give products a 5 star. This is the first IWB holster I have purchased from RCS but many OWB holsters from them. I was looking for something minus any added bulk to a carry with comfort and I found it. It is secure plus, when I take it off at the end of the day it stays safe with the trigger guard. Its a smooth draw with no obstructions on the grip. I have carried it appendix and at 230 with comfort. I know holsters that cover the gun protect from body heat but I like to take care of my pistols and wipe them down if I'm sweating. I have the over hook and you can change the cant to adjust comfort or accessibility. My wife also uses this holster plus has one for her G42. So minimal print and a smooth easy draw with confidence in security that is my take.
I have run the vanguard in both Glock and M&P format, it works great for what it is except since I don't have much girth, grip sticking out has always been an issue, even when shirts are of the plus sized variety. The "claw" really makes my glock 19 disappear even with regular fitting shirts, very small thing that does such a big change, very pleased!!
I typically carry in an original Vanguard holster, however the VG2 advanced kit tucks the butt of the handgun against ones body much better, aiding in concealment. This allows to me to conceal larger, higher capacity handguns - a distinct advantage. Highly recommended.
As well as a special thanks to Kathy who saw my previous review and helping me out. I was attended to very quickly too, I appreciate that greatly so I must apologize because this review is long over due. Thanks again guys!
Don't get me wrong by my headline though. I love the vanguard but I'm now having to use it with a lanyard I made out of my own paracord because all the screws fell out and couldn't be relocated. This is almost definitely my own user error but from the unboxing videos I've seen the instructional packet included is usually much larger than the one I received. At any rate this is still the first product I would recommend as far as IWB concealment goes, so thank you Raven and keep up the good work! Editor's Note: Erik please contact customer service at firstname.lastname@example.org They will have a new set of hardware shipped to you.