VanGuard 2 Kit for Glock 42/43

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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 SHERRI ALDERSON on 8th Feb 2019

VanGuard2 minimalist Very lightweight & comfortable

WOW! This is the best EDC holster Ive owned in 20yrs of IWB CC. There is zero profile regardless of the clothing. Easy to draw weapon. The comfort level is a 10+ no gouging or pinching while sitting. No weapon movement when transitioning from sitting to standing. BEST EVER!!

Written by D on 12th Jan 2019

Light and purposeful

Keeps my trigger covered when in a gym bag and yep pops off when gun is drawn thanks to accompanying rip cord. Wears securely yet light in dress clothes or jeans. Draws clean every time. Almost forget it’s there. Highly recommended

Written by Vincent Savage on 15th Dec 2018

Raven holster

I wish o had found this holster years ago . I could have saved my myself $1,000 by not buying 10 or 15 others trying to find the right one. This Raven is the right stuff!!!!

Written by Matt Palmer on 14th Dec 2018

Excellenct Concealment Holster for G43

I wasn't sure I would like this holster, but wanted to try it out because of how popular it is. Now it's by far my favorite concealment holster. Minimal in size and weight, but you still get the feeling that your weapon is totally secure and it is. I've worn this quite a bit now and even after moving around a lot, bending over, sitting in the car, it doesn't move at all. Plus the cant is adjustable so you can change the carry angle to whatever suits you best or for different carry positions. Definitely buying more of these for my other carry weapons.

Written by Chris Belobrajdic on 24th Aug 2018

Vanguard Basic for Glock 43

I got this "holster" on the advice of a friend, and when I first saw it, I had my doubts. I mean, come on. That's it? In a word, YES! That's it and I absolutely LOVE it!!! I have been wearing it for about 2 weeks now and I have to say that if you want the thinnest, most easy to use holster, this is it. The VanGuard 2 should be on everyone's "Must Have" list!

Written by Nicole O on 4th Aug 2018


Great product, very slim and comfortable. Definately worth it.

Written by BG on 15th Apr 2018

Darn near perfect holster

I would give this a 9.5/10 with a half point off because there is no metal clip option. The plastic clip slides around too much on my belt and doesn't clamp well enough. Other then that I think this is an amazing holster. I actually jury-rigged a metal clip on by drilling a second hole in it and it works amazingly. Please consider a metal clip option!!

Written by E. Alan Normandy on 22nd Mar 2018

Great minimalist holster for this little gun

This is a perfect accompaniment for this little gun. It transitions easily from off-body moments to concealed carry with little fuss or muss. The covered trigger guard is perfect for when it is carried temporarily off body.

Written by Richard Hayden on 15th Mar 2018

VanGuard 2

Great fit. Prefer strap with snap.

Written by Laura on 15th Feb 2018

Vanguard 2 for Glock 43

Absolute best minimalist holster. Have one for my Glock 27 and now 43. All other IWB holsters are in a shoebox.