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.



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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!

Written by Andrew Isbell on 6th Aug 2020

Vanguard 2 for G43

Absolutely a solid, concealment,holster solution. I am very pleased with the fit and quality of the Vanguard 2. I am ordering one for my new, P365 today. I carry IWB Appendix without issue other than I frequently forget it’s there. 10/10. I Highly recommend.

Written by Tyrone Sistrunk on 30th Jul 2020

Raven Vanguard 2

The Raven Vanguard 2 was exactly what I was looking for protection for my trigger guard why am I block 48 stays in my carry bag while I'm at work when I get out of the truck I got my glock put it in the appendix position and off I go keep my trigger guard safe and when I get home I take my gun with the Raven Vanguard 2 still attached play sit in my lock box now I do have small children at home if for any reason they actually get the lockbox open my gun is still safe they cannot get to the trigger guard. And my gun is always ready to go at a moment's notice. Stay vigil and carry a firearm

Written by Andrew Turik on 28th Jul 2020

The Best Holster I've Used Yet

This has easily been the best concealed holster I've used. It is really nice to be able to wear my gun and sit down without having it push into my gut. Im not "big" by any means but having used other plastic holsters its nice that there isn't alot here. When you sit down the whole thing is able to twist your belt enough so the back of the gun isn't pushing into your stomach, now that maybe bad for your belt, but ill take a little extra comfort over life expectancy of my belt. It doesn't loose its retention either, I've been doing drills and as far as I can tell it doesn't feel any looser than the day I bought it. I cant say I have a real complaint other than the gun is cold for about 15 after putting it on since the holster only covers the trigger, but thats about it. Ive been recommending this holster like crazy because I do love it.

Written by C Trotto on 24th Jul 2020

Vanguard 2.0

After a week of carrying this holster with a G43 I am fully impressed. This is one of the lightest and most comfortable AIWB holsters I have ever owned. I spent over 8 continuous hours driving while carrying this holster and found minor to no digging/discomfort. This has quickly become me go to everyday carry holster and would recommend to anyone looking for a minimalist way to carry a firearm.

Written by Keheira on 19th Jul 2020

Love it

Best holster I've bought. Works well with joggers and bball shorts.

Written by Angel Ramos on 19th Jul 2020

Great product!! Highly recommend!

Slim profile which helps in its minimal printing!!! Great minimalist holster!

Written by Paul Hollobaugh on 9th Jul 2020

Great Holster!!

I recently purchased a Glock 43 that came with an IWB holster. I didn’t like the holster it came with and a friend has is always raving about his Vanguard holster. I opted for replacing the belt hook for a soft loop and haven’t had any complaints. The holster fits snug but not uncomfortable. Hold the pistol great and conceals well. 10/10 highly recommend!