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 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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Posted by Keylan on 9th Jan 2017
I doubt that Raven Concealment knows this, but I have been buying these holsters for years now. I have never had one single issue out of any of them. This last holster I ordered, I did so in "Wolf Grey", and requested special care be taken with the holster. I asked if they would switch the clip to the left side (leftie here), and possibly loctite the screws for me. I communicated that I would be more than happy to pay extra for this service (as expected). Fast forward a week, and I received my holster in my requested carry orientation with the screws secured. I was/am completely blown away with this fantastic United States based company. The holster is phenomenal, the customer service is stellar, and their mission is clear, admirable, and extremely well-executed. I have and will continue to bring more business to these wonderful people. I am about to put this holster through the ringer in a defensive shooting class, and I have absolutely no reservations. Thank you so much RC; you all have a customer for life!
Posted by Alexander Galster on 6th Jan 2017
This is my first holster of this style for my Glock 19. The holster is still fairly new to me. One time while driving I tried to adjust its position and my Glock slipped out of the holster's grip about halfway. I did not let this discourage my review of this product. One must take extra precaution when using this holster. Normal walking and everyday carry has proven to be without problems.
In conclusion, I would recommend this trigger guard holster to experienced concealed carriers.
Posted by Unknown on 31st Dec 2016
This holster is a favorite go-to for its safe, minimalist approach to concealed carry...barely there...just you and your weapon held closely to your body. The cant and butt angle of the weapon is superior for concealment and ease of draw. Now Raven needs to build a model that will fit my G43 and earlier Glock generations that are in my stable.
Posted by Cameron on 23rd Dec 2016
This holster works. Like many reviews it is a little difficult to use at first. The snap is tight but it has to be. Im a portly fellow so appendix carry doesnt work for me but this still works great for a four oclock position. This isnt a range holster but works for conceal carry.
Posted by Andrew on 4th Dec 2016
I am extremely impressed and satisfied with the Vanguard Holster System. My father purchased one for his Glock 19 as well. It is comfortable, lightweight and you don't even know you're wearing it. Trigger covering guard is great for when the gun is in the console of my truck. I can wear it with a regular shirt and jacket or tuck my shirt in for work without it being noticed. Wonderful holstering system!
Posted by James on 28th Nov 2016
I bought this holster for my Glock 26 and I forgot it was on while I was driving. Easy to draw and with a little practice it's easy to reholster. And it's a bonus that I can use my glock 19 with it also.
Posted by Unknown on 27th Nov 2016
Love this holster. Makes it easy to conceal carry, comfortable, while still safe. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a safe, effective conceal carry holster.
Posted by Ken L on 25th Nov 2016
This product is near perfect. SO comfortable compaired to fulled sized holsters and much more concelable. Only concern is the VERY slight poltentiol for the gun to pop out of the clip if for insance it hits the leg bone when carrying appendix. This problem only exists for appendix. If this is addressed i dont see why this mini holster wouldnt courner the market. But untill then even a 1% chance that it will pop off IS TO MUCH.
Posted by dustin on 3rd Nov 2016
One of my favorite holsters for my g19. Minimalizes printing, comfortable and has good retention on the gun. I have no complaints at this point. Great buy for a great price
Posted by Unknown on 19th Oct 2016
Fantastic holster, best I've had. Best fit...especially for appendix carry.
The only small improvement I would suggest is adding a small flexible piece (plastic or pad) at the end of the holster (skin-side). At times, when seated, although it tilts/adjusts perfectly, it can dig into the skin slightly.