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

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This VanGuard will accommodate the Glock 48 and Glock 43X.

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 Shmuel Alan Frankel on 27th Mar 2020

Innovative and dependable

This is what I rely on for edc. It's easy to conceal and I'm confident that it will keep me safe.

Written by Matthew McCrystal on 15th Mar 2020

Love my G42 Vanguard!

I bought the vanguard for my Glock 42 and absolutely love it. I only carry the 42 with a suit or as a summer gun and the vanguard is the perfect holster. I also have the vanguard for Glock 26 which is a fanatic low profile holster. When I’m wearing something that can hide any gun I’ll usually carry the Glock 19 (or 26) in my RCS Eidolon or their formerly made otw holster. When hiking I’ll even use the vanguard with a string attached to carry in my hill people gear chest rig. Easy access, love that the trigger is guarded. This holster is slim, easy to use and very practical. Thanks Raven Concealment!

Written by Chris Pauls on 12th Dec 2019

Great Minimalist Holster

I bought this to use with a Glock 42. Fits tightly and secure. I love how low profile it is. With the claw, the gun disappears even under a t-shirt. I like it so much, I'm going to give the full-size version a whirl for my Glock 19. Obviously you shouldn't try to reholster without taking off the holster, but knowing that going in, it works great for concealment and drawing. Highly recommended.

Written by Topher Harrison on 22nd Aug 2019


I can easily conceal my glock48 in dress pants and a tucked in golf polo. This holster is a game changer for people you have to be in business or business casual dress. Now I need to buy one for my G19! And the claw is an extra benefit. Thanks for making a great product.

Written by david on 18th Jul 2019

Vanguard 2 for G43

Product works well. It does not have the same fit as a holster per say. It doesn't have that snap. But that's because it's not a holster, it's a trigger guard. Also gun may be scuffed by pants button if metal, but it's a gun, so who cares. Overall another solid product from RCS.

Written by Josh on 27th Jun 2019

Great minimalist option.

I'm a smaller guy. I recently purchased a Glock 43X and this holster fits perfectly, as does my other two Vanguard holsters. These are and have been my go-to holster for quite some time now and that won't change in the foreseeable future.

Written by William on 17th Jun 2019

Vanguard G43X

Wanted something for summer-wear. Works great and is the (safest) minimalist option out there. Docked it a star due to the included clip being only 1.5" - most everyone in the LEO/MIL/FR community, including myself, wears 1.75" belts or a thick 1.5". Yes, you can buy a kit to change it to the larger clip, but it would be a simple option to offer at checkout..... my 2 cents. Overall - great trigger guard and retention, with the lanyard being a nice backup should the belt clip fail. Editor's Note: Please contact our customer service department. We will have a 1.75" overhook shipped to you.

Written by Joe on 2nd Jun 2019

Vanguard 2 G42/43

I have the Vanguard for full size Glocks as well and like them both. The good is that they're pretty versatile. I wear the G43 with this holster tucked in business casual, in t-shirts, in athletic pants, in pajama pants...yes, I said pajama pants. It's pretty discreet and easy on off. Super easy to relocate in your waistband if necessary. I take care of my guns but they're tools and that's how I use them. They get rubbed and scratched and I'm ok with that. I found that in appendix the button of my jeans scratches the slides. There's obviously no sweat shield either so if you're not tucked then...well, use your imagination. I'd recommend this trigger guard/holster if your ok with those things. It's well made and durable.

Written by Cory on 17th Mar 2019

Vanguard 2, G42

So this holster is great for the minimalist, i use it with my glock 42 when i am wearing gym shorts on a grocery/gas run or for offbody carry in my gym bag clipped to an inside pocket where the stronger retention allows me to fling the bag around and i know the trigger will be covered at all times.

Written by Tony Noto on 16th Mar 2019

VG2 42/43

Awesome minimalist holster. Using it on a G48 currently. No bulk. All function. Good holster for edc.