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.
VanGuard 2 Kit for Glock 42/43
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.
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.
Incredibly comfortable and surpassed my expectations. Good job partnering with the NRA and Colion Noir. Otherwise, I probably wouldn’t have known about this great product.
My VanGuard 2 Kit arrived quickly and appears exactly as advertised. I like how it snaps snugly over the trigger guard of my Glock 43. There isn't anything fancy about the product, it's just a clip for your pistol. I think it is a fair price for what you get.
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!!
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
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!!!!