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.
VanGuard 2 - Lanyard Kit
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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Glock models Available for Glock Gen 3, Gen 4 and Gen 5* (does not fit the G42 or G43, see our separate product listing for the single stack glocks here)
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.
These trigger guards are great. My wife is comfortable carrying her G-26 in her purse now....
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.
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.
clips on nicely, guards the trigger well
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
This product is so simple, so effective and so affordable. Glock should buy these and provide one with every gun! I will never need a full sized holster again. I have carried for 20 years in the 4 0'clock position on the back of my right hip over my wallet and I have never found a holster worth it's price. When I switched to the Glock 19, I could no long carry the gun "naked" inside the waistband because of the lack of a positive safety and the pointy trigger safety which could easily hang up on clothing while being inserted and shoot my butt off. This minimalist holster has fixed that problem for me. Just hook the lanyard to my belt, clip it on the gun and insert in the waistband. When I draw the gun it comes off automatically and hangs there ready to re-attach, when I need it. Amazing product!
The Vanguard 2 does its job, which is to protect the trigger. I use it to carry a Glock 17 IWB daily (yes, the gun stays in place and is so comfortable that I forget it is there) as well as inside of a gym bag. Even if not used as a primary holster, it makes a great addition to any holster collection as a bag, bedside, glovebox/center console option, or for those times when you have to go walk the dog or pick up some milk and don't feel like putting on a larger holster. Overall, you can't go wrong, especially for the price.
The Vanguard holster is an excellent, minimalist design. Great for use in bags and other containers.