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 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.
Posted by Jordan Cook on 24th Sep 2016
After using many holsters (hybrid, leather and full kydex) for my glock I wish I had bought the VanGaurd first! Great holster with a crisp draw and comfortable even without the bells and whistles. I currently carry at 3-4 o'clock position and it works well.
Posted by Greg on 24th Sep 2016
I read several reviews on how awesome this product has been for thousands of people. I received mine and assembled it. I ordered the advanced kit with the IWB over hooks. The hooks are way too flimsy. The hook latched to my belt but as I would attempt to draw my gun the gun never broke free of the trigger piece because the hooks were bending out to a 90 degree angle. Offering no resistance needed to free my gun Meaning... this holster is poor quality and will not work for me.
Editor's note: The overhooks are intended to be used with a belt. The belt holds the overhooks in place when drawing your firearm.
Posted by Unknown on 22nd Sep 2016
It rocks all day long. it's like going commando, only with a pistol.
Posted by mark on 10th Sep 2016
This is the second Vanguard I've purchased. It's the most comfortable way to carry a handgun securely inside your waist. Let a friend borrow the first one and they liked it so much I gave it to them.
Posted by Unknown on 5th Aug 2016
The Vanguard 2 is awesome, Great construction, Great materials. Great instructions. You guys should make condoms and pick-up trucks
Posted by Unknown on 1st Aug 2016
I was looking for a appendix carry system and this product solved that. Being stocky traditional holster always dig in or rub the wrong way. The VanGuard works great. I didn't give it a 5 because have only been carrying it for 3 weeks. I mainly use it for off duty carry but it has been used for plain clothes details and carry's my Glock 19 great
Posted by Eddie on 17th Jul 2016
I've owned a raven concealment vanguard product for approximately 3 years and I've loved it since the first day in my opinion it's the best IWB holster on the market