VanGuard 2 Holster - Basic Kit (For Glock & M&P)

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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 strut and soft-loop 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 soft-loop 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.

Glock models Available for Glock Gen 3, Gen 4 and  Gen 5* (does not fit the G42 or G43, see our separate product listing for the single stack glocks here)

Other Details
Availability: Ships in 1-5 business days
Width: 6.00 (in)
Height 3.00 (in)
Depth 2.00 (in)


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Written by user name on 6th Sep 2018

Vanguard 2 for M&P

My third vanguard holster so I know what I was getting in to. Purchased for my M&P 2.0 compact. Very loose fit compared to my Glock vanguards. I know when I ordered it, the 2.0 version wasn't listed so not surprised. Would prefer a more snug/secure fit or a 2.0 specific version.

Written by ds1488 on 11th Jun 2018


Best appendix carry I've seen yet

Written by Brian on 9th Apr 2018

Product Pictures Misleading

I expected the VanGuard 2 - Basic Kit to include a soft loop--like all the pictures of the product page show. It doesn't mention in the product's description it comes with a belt clip only. It seems to meet my needs but I was wanting a soft loop. I suggest they update their product's page so it isn't misleading.

Written by Richard on 21st Dec 2017

Glock 23 vanguard 2

This holster is awesome it work perfectly I can conceal my Glock 23 all day comfortably if you try this holster I don’t see how you could be disappointed

Written by Kurt Kaiser on 16th Nov 2017

not perfect for the m&p 2.0

I knew it was the case when i bought it, but this is a little loose on a 2.0. However, it was easy to use a heat gun to siften the trigger gaurd a little and get a tighter fit. Now the retention is excellent and its the most comfortable holster i own. Thanks for a great product

Written by undefined on 12th Nov 2017

best low viz holster in the gun game

These are the best. If you don’t have one you are mistaken on your gear selection. The only reason I’m not giving 5 stars is because the lanyard was not 550 cord. I know that’s a petty reason but I was worried about the durability of the lanyard provided. They are so good I bought two!

Written by Randy Lewis on 11th Aug 2017

not enough colors in stock

Good product stock selection limited.

Written by Jim on 18th Jul 2017

M&P Vangaurd 2

I have the same unit for my glock. The retainment system is not as snug on my M&P. Not likely to use this product

Written by on 16th Jul 2017

Great Holster!

As usual, Raven doesn't disappoint. I was looking around for a minimalist IWB holster. This obviously fits the bill. It holds the weapon secure while ease of access is top notch. Raven Concealment has always been impressive.

Written by Paul G Miller on 19th Jun 2017

vanguard 2 for M&P 45

This is my third vanguard holster the other two are for my Glocks one for the 42 and one for the 19. Bought this to carry my M&P 2.0 in 45. Is much looser than my Glock style vanguard and the gun pretty much just falls out if you pick it up by the holster only. This could be due to it being the 2.0 M&P as my regular 9mm M&P pistol has slightly more retention but still nowhere near as secure as the glock versions I already owned. Editor's Note: Hi, Paul. Please contact our customer service department at so we can resolve this issue for you. We stand behind our products 100% and want you to be 100% satisfied as well. We look forward to hearing back from you.