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.
VanGuard 2 Kit for Glock 42/43/43X/48
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Awesome minimalist holster. Using it on a G48 currently. No bulk. All function. Good holster for edc.
Absolutely amazing "holster" for the g43. I'm 5'2" and this is the only holster I have found that fully conceals the 43 on my tiny body. However, I'm very disappointed that Raven decided to release the claw attachment for every other handgun option and not the supremely popular 43... just doesn't make sense. That is the only thing keeping me from giving this product 5 stars. Editor's Note: The claw was designed for the larger Glock firearms. Glad to hear you are digging the VanGuard holster. Due to the smaller size and physics, it is not needed on the smaller firearms.
There’s nothing I don’t like. The “holster” does everything I want it to do and nothing I don’t. It’s comfortable, minimalist and secure. I made a different lanyard with gutted 550cord, but that’s it. I’d recommend getting in the habit of putting your firearm in the holster once it’s safety checked and then loading it, if you’re used to typical iwb holsters.