Fits Gen 3 and 4 Glock 9/40/357 Pistols. The VanGuard 2 Advanced Kit is a capability upgrade to our venerable VanGuard 2 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 VG2 Advanced Kit’s inclusion of the RCS CLAW takes this system’s concealability to the next level, by leveraging the grip of the pistol close to the body, while still allowing for a clean, repeatable draw.
The VanGuard 2 Advanced Kit with the RCS CLAW can be equipped with either a Tuckable strut with overhook or Tuckable strut with soft loop, to allow you to choose the best belt interface system for your carry and mission type. This combination is adjustable for ride-height and cant, is fully ambidextrous, and is the ultimate in deep concealment technology when combined with our proprietary tuckable struts.
Please note that the VG2 Advanced kit is not compatible with the Basic Kit Strut or the Lanyard option. VG2 CLAWs are only compatibe with the model of VG2 shell specified. For example, a Glock VG2 CLAW will NOT fit a M&P VG2 holster shell.
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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Posted by Daniel Casement on 17th Jul 2017
I have run the vanguard in both Glock and M&P format, it works great for what it is except since I don't have much girth, grip sticking out has always been an issue, even when shirts are of the plus sized variety. The "claw" really makes my glock 19 disappear even with regular fitting shirts, very small thing that does such a big change, very pleased!!
Posted by Rick on 20th May 2017
I typically carry in an original Vanguard holster, however the VG2 advanced kit tucks the butt of the handgun against ones body much better, aiding in concealment. This allows to me to conceal larger, higher capacity handguns - a distinct advantage.
Posted by Erik Beers on 1st May 2017
As well as a special thanks to Kathy who saw my previous review and helping me out. I was attended to very quickly too, I appreciate that greatly so I must apologize because this review is long over due. Thanks again guys!
Posted by Erik Allan Beers on 3rd Apr 2017
Don't get me wrong by my headline though. I love the vanguard but I'm now having to use it with a lanyard I made out of my own paracord because all the screws fell out and couldn't be relocated. This is almost definitely my own user error but from the unboxing videos I've seen the instructional packet included is usually much larger than the one I received. At any rate this is still the first product I would recommend as far as IWB concealment goes, so thank you Raven and keep up the good work!
Editor's Note: Erik please contact customer service at email@example.com
They will have a new set of hardware shipped to you.
Posted by Unknown on 30th Mar 2017
One of my friends showed me the VanGuard, which his son gave him as a gift. Seeing it, I instantly liked it and wanted one for myself. The Van
Guard arrived a few days after I placed my on-line order. The VanGuard is great! It securely attaches to my Glock, but allows for a rapid draw of my pistol. It provides excellent inside-waist-band (IWB) concealment because there is little more than the pistol and the VanGuard to carry IWB. This is a great product
Posted by Ian F on 3rd Mar 2017
I prefer minimalist AIWB, and this holster delivers. I have several paracord anchored holsters, and the original Vanguard, all of which I use depending on what I am wearing. This version of the vanguard blows away all the others. The claw and clip make this my number one choice every day. A G17 disappears on me. If you are on the fence about this holster, buy it. You will absolutely love it. I will be buying more to keep on a few of my other G19s. The only way raven could make this product any better is if they made one for a G42, G43, and a 1911... I would buy them all.
Posted by douglas slayman on 1st Mar 2017
This system allows for deep concealment for compact or full size Glocks. I have a bag full of holsters Ive collected over the years and the VG2 ranks far above them all. I have a large frame so outside the pants carry is trouble some ( printing issues) so the VG2 takes care of that. Thanks Raven and like another reviewer stated please make on for the G43.
Posted by Mike on 16th Feb 2017
Well made, typical Raven quality. I can't believe how comfortable it is. Simple is good!
Posted by Unknown on 14th Feb 2017
I think this holster is great. I have tried many different brands and types of holsters. I even make my own custom kydex holsters just the way I want them. The benefit of the vanguard is that it doesnt add any additional thickness to the gun. This allows a 10mm G20 to feel more like a thinner 9mm version. This makes a world of difference for me when it comes to comfort. Because this product is injection molded, it can provide great retention. And, I have always prefered the soft loop and strut setup. It allows you to tilt the gun as needed when sitting.
The claw can really push the grip of a larger firearm into your body, but may not be needed for smaller guns. I may shave a little material off the claw to adjust the position of the grip, but this should be very easy to do.
Raven Concealment - PLEASE MAKE ONE FOR A G43!!!
Posted by Cameron on 30th Jan 2017
This is amazing. I have a traditional appendix holster for my glock 43 and I compared thickness to my 19 in the VG2 and the 19 is thinner. It is perfect on my motorcycle because the cant ever so slightly adjusts and adapts to my body positions. I went from saying I'd never conceal a full size pistol to only concealing my 19 all because of the VG2. The claw makes the gun hug my body and reduces the print significantly.
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