VanGuard 2 - Lanyard Kit

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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.

This item is the lanyard kit only.  Each VG2 holster shell will come with a 24" length of braided nylon cord.  This kit functions just like the Original VanGuard.  We are also offering three-packs at a discount.  This is a great option to keep a VG2 everywhere you might need one.  You can always upgrade a VG2 shell into the full IWB holster kit by ordering a VG2 Strut Kitshould you want to in the future.

The VanGuard 2 can be used multiple ways:

First, it can be used (without the lanyard or the strut and soft-loop assembly) 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 strut and soft-loop assembly 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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Models Available for Glock Gen 3, Gen 4 and Gen 5* pistols (does not fit the G42 or G43, see our separate product listing for the single stack glocks here)

Other Details
UPC 810022110591
Availability: Ships in 1-3 business days
Width: 3.00 (in)
Height 5.00 (in)
Depth 2.00 (in)


5 Average based on 28 reviews Write a Review
Written by Trac on 10th Sep 2020

Vanguard with Lanyard

Quick shopping, good price, and fits great. Very positive lock and releases smoothly on my Glock 19 with undercutted trigger guard.

Written by Dan Cord on 23rd May 2020

Excellent quality and purpose

I used the VanGuard 2 Lanyard kit to secure my Glock in a Hill Peoples Gear recon chest kit and it gives me 100% certainty my trigger is protected but also making the gun quickly accessible on a easy draw. VanGuard 2 Lanyard adds almost no weight to the gun. Cant recommend this enough.

Written by Josh Sztabor on 29th Jun 2019

Minimalist trigger guard holster

Fantastic retention on my glock 41. Works perfectly in my HILL PEOPLE GEAR Kit bag. I use it for hiking. Love that I can put the gun in safely and then cock it without a chance of a negligent discharge.

Written by Daniel Ritter on 3rd Mar 2019

Vanguard 2

I bought this to replace my second mic holster. I absolutely love the mic but they crack along the bottom edge after about a year of use. This is thicker plastic so I bought it hoping it would last longer. My problem with it is it is really loud when I draw and too much retention. No way to quietly or smoothly remove my gun. I read this in other reviews and thought it would be no big deal but now that I have tried it and heard it, I see the problem. Because of this I will be ordering another mic holster for daily carry and keep this around as a backup.

Written by MNFTA on 8th Feb 2018

VG2 Lanyard Option

These VG2 with the lanyard are an excellent tool for those gun owners using a quick access safe without a built in holster. Easily attaches to your safe so you can store your guns ready but reduce the chance of a negligent discharge.

Written by Mal Staples on 20th Sep 2017

These are Handy

These trigger guards are great. My wife is comfortable carrying her G-26 in her purse now....

Written by Greg on 12th May 2017


I have had several hard kydex trigger guard holsters and all have eventually failed (lost tension due to cracking). The material this is made of appears to be more supple and durable than hard kydex and will hopefully outlast the others. The VG2 snaps positively in place and fits the contours of my G17, G19, and G26 perfectly. This is used for Every Day Carry in the appendix position and is the best solution I have found so far. Yes, I do have a collection of conventional holsters that rare never used as this VG2 has replaced them all.

Written by undefined on 2nd Mar 2017

Great simple solution

Great simple solution. Combine it with an Ulticlip or other clip for a slim CC option or use it with the lanyard under the car seat or night stand. I bought a 3 pack and it was a good decision.

Written by undefined on 21st Nov 2016

safe trigger cover

clips on nicely, guards the trigger well

Written by Dakota A-S on 26th Jun 2016

Worth every penny

I recently bought this for my concealed carrying uses. And it is perfect! It's small enough that it doesn't get in the way. But it's big enough I still feel safe that it will protect my trigger