VanGuard 2 Kit fits Glock 42/43/43X/48

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This VanGuard will fit the Glock 48 and Glock 43X pistols.

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.


Other Details
UPC 810022110638
Width: 5.00 (in)
Height 5.00 (in)
Depth 2.00 (in)


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Written by Walter Vann on 26th Nov 2020

Vanguard 2

This is my second purchase of a Vanguard 2 and its as good as it is simple. Perfect!

Written by Cameron Cole on 21st Nov 2020

Raven vanguard 2

I got this for my glock 48. By no means am I a fat dude, I have some love handles so its a tad hard to carry 3 or 4 a clock position. I tried raven's Morrigan iwb and it works okay but I have a hard time concealing with it. This was the answer for sure, the claw attachment bring the weapon close to the body and the holster itself lets the gun sit low enough for good concealment. Another thing I noticed about this holster is how secure it is not only on my belt but how well it holds my gun. I was worried how well this would hold up against my other holsters but my gun feels more secure in this than my other 2 holsters and is the best 4 a clock holster compared to the other 2. Definitely eeccomend for people struggling to find the right one but make sure you get the claw attachment

Written by Justin Brough on 12th Nov 2020

Vanguard 2 for G43X

This holster is my favorite, the clip design instead of the pull the dot tab makes it very nice for shorts or sweats that don’t have a belt when I take my dog for a walk or run to the gas station. Highly recommend.

Written by Bryan Phillips on 10th Nov 2020

Vanguard 2 for Glock 43x

Simple, practical and must have the claw with it . Makes it practically disappear for IWB. I would recommend for a low profile with no excess holster to have to conceal .

Written by Clayton on 22nd Oct 2020

Product/ Service Review

Decent product, though not one that I was particularly satisfied with and have since returned. And as a consumer, I feel a bit taken advantage of that I will not be able recover both the initial shipping costs in addition to having to cover the return shipping costs for a product that I was not 100% satisfied with.

Written by Beau Kreuscher on 15th Oct 2020

Vanguard 2

The best of the best when it comes to a minimalist holster. So small that you hardly notice you have anything on your person. I enjoy using it has a safety on my 43x as it doubles as my bed side fire arm. Recommend this product 100%!

Written by Patrick on 24th Sep 2020

Excellent Holster

This is my new favorite low-profile holster. Perfect holster for concealed carry in Florida's hot weather.

Written by Kyle Richter on 16th Sep 2020

G43 VanGuard 2- Great minimalist for EDC

This is my second VanGuard 2 holster. I chose it after great performance from my g26 version. These are comfortable and work great. I no longer use other leather backed type holsters in favor of RCS options, especially the VanGuard 2. I'll likely purchase one of these for each ccw type gun, as they are just so versatile. I'll also suggest adding the metal overhook. It is a tank. I've use one for 1+ year and have not had any bending or loss of performance.

Written by David on 3rd Sep 2020

Glock 43 raven

Great product easy to conceal, can barely tell you have it on. The only I could suggest would be moving the clip up a bit so the gun rides a little lower.

Written by Patrick Ridge on 20th Aug 2020

Vanguard 2 for Glock 43x

Summertime in beautiful South Carolina means Hawaiian shirts and lightweight shorts all the time! Carrying my Glock in an IWB holster meant having to wear a heavy leather belt. Not so great for comfort. I tried other options including a little 380, but that did not make me feel as secure as carrying my go to weapon with 15+1. I found Raven! Now I can wear my thin nylon belt and the weapon rides securely, provides a very fast draw. I have tried some other minimalist holsters but this system blows them away! Super comfortable. This will always be my summer rig. I might try one with my Sig M17 if it’s available. It might be possible with the adjustable ride height. Awesome!