Introducing the Vanguard GT Holster

Announcing our new Vanguard GT holster for the Glock 19. It was designed by Mike Pannone (CTTS) and Mia Wood (Gunterest) for effective, minimalist concealed carry.  It combines all the best-known features of safe, secure, and tested minimalist holsters.

Originally conceived as a female-friendly concealed carry holster, it is unisex in design.

  • The trigger guard with Ulti Clip affixes the gun directly to your waistband.
  • No belt is needed.
  • No extra girth or bulk is added to your gun’s profile.
  • Both right and left-handed wingclaw options are available.
  • The holster is also adaptable for purse carry.  A cord or carabiner can be looped through one of the holes to anchor into a purse when drawn. 

The design arose from our beta class for women’s concealed carry. We tested several different holsters, ways to carry, and drawing and shooting with various types of clothing.  This first Vanguard GT (GT = Gunterest) model was designed for the Glock 26/27/19/23/17/22/34/35 but more models for the M&P Shield and Glocks 42/43 will be availabl later this year.

Only 100 have been made and are sold ONLY here at Gunterest. Click here to order and for more photos.

The cost is $50 + S&H. Please specify right-handed or left-handed upon ordering. 

 

Gunterest Water Bottles 

Great for your daily 20 ounce dose of cold pressed juice, green juice, cold brew, H20, or whatever your hydration of choice!  Top dishwasher rack safe.

Click here to purchase from our vendor : Shop Laurel & Olive

Price: $15

 

Gunterest Everyday Wear

This new line of casual was designed for easy to wear, easy to pair with your existing wardrobe and day to day needs . . . kinda like your ideal everyday concealed carry. These will be a limited run, until we run out.  

Click on any of the images to purchase or for more info.  ($20 each.) Each is sold through Shop Laurel & Olive, a third-party boutique that specializes in fresh designs for female apparel.

 

Where can I find range-friendly clothes?

 A good rule of thumb is clothing you would feel comfortable for a light hike.  I like www.backcountry.com.  It's an outlet for outdoorsy active wear, with labels like Prana, Kuhl, and Columbia at clearance prices. Click on the backcountry logo to the right to start shopping!

 
Where can I find range-friendly clothes?

Where can I find range-friendly clothes?

 

How Can I Practice?

Shot Indicating Resetting Trigger (SIRT) Laser Training Pistol by Next Level Training

Train at home.  This is the lead training tool on the market for both competition and defensive training.  

Click here to learn how to use it for your own practice.

Use "GT15" at checkout and enjoy 15% off everything in your cart with free shipping. 

Where can I find holsters and magazine pouches?

Bladetech was one of the first companies to pioneer the Kydex market for holsters and magazine pouches and still hold the standard in the industry.  

Use "GT2017" when you check out for 25% off everything in your cart.

Hint: Look for the "Tek-Lok" or "Quick Release" attachment for holsters and mag pouches.

 

Is there ear protection that won't press against my head?

Yes.

Those big bulky ear muffs can hurt and make your ears sweaty after a while. Walker's makes a pair with patented ear buds to fit snugly yet comfortably in your ears.  It includes different sizes in ear buds since one size doesn't always fit all.

The "Razor X" model is your standard electornic ear pro. Price: $100

The "Razor XV" also includes bluetooth capabilities.  This means you can listen to music from that phone in your pocket and hear that call or text come through. Price: $110

Both model retract the buds with a touch of a button and rest easily around your neck. No batteries needed. It recharges through a USB port.

 

This nylon belt by        G-Code Tactical is thick enough to support your holster and mag pouches but light enough to feel comfortable at the end of a full and active day of training.  It's made of two layers. The bottom loops through your belt holes like a traditional belt. The top  - which has even sections through which to hook your mag pouches and holster  - velcros on top, over belt loops and all. That means you only need to peel off that top layer like a sticker to take off your gun, holster, and mag pouches.  

Price: $90

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Concealed Carry Apparel: Belts

Your typical fashion-conscious belt isn't designed to secure your concealed firearm, but these options can serve the dual purpose of function and fashion.

Chris Osman Designs EDC belt

Sometimes you just need the support of a belt to strap your gun and holster against your body.  The webbed Chris Osman belt uses a hook and loop system instead of a buckle which leaves no  printing. It works well when soft waistbands can't support the weight of a gun and/or your outfit's look just wouldn't work well with a traditional belt. Designed by a former Navy SEAL who wanted a simple EDC belt without the bulk of a buckle.

Price $20

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Bladetech Industries EDC Belt

The leather-like belt from Bladetech Industries that won't stretch or warp with time or water.  The super flat buckle prevents any bulge and its classic black and silver works well with any outfit, dressed up or down.

Price: $50 

Discount code: GT2017 for 25% off

 

Rebel Gear Contoured Gun Belt

Designed by an everyday female gun owner who regularly carries concealed, this beautiful handmade belt by Rebel Gear is made from a single layer of bull hide.  No break-in period needed, and no layers or liners to fall apart after months or years of use. Comes in black with stainless steel buckle or brown leather with solid brass buckle.  Her site also has decorative buckles that you can switch in and out easily.

Price: $70

 

Concealed Carry Apparel: IWB Holsters

Match your Inside the Waistband (IWB) Holster to your wardrobe and lifestyle.  Here are a few female-friendly selections to browse from:

 
 
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Thin, comfortable IWB holsters

From left to right:

(1)Eaton Tactical (2) JM Custom  (3) Bladetech "Klipt" (4) Spetzgear Suede IWB (various colors) For a 15% discount on Spetzgear IWB holsters, use the code "gunterest" at checkout.

 
 
 

Belly Bands for Women: The CanCan Concealment Holster

This belly band by CanCan Concealment is contoured to women's curves and closes with bra hook clasps instead of (scratchy) velcro. It's handy for bathroom visits: Just hike up the band around your middle. There's no holster to undo or risk that your gun clatters to the floor .

The bellyband allows you the choice of behind your back or appendix-style carry. 

It comes in three different sizes, depending on the size of your gun. You also have options in ribbon color. 

Price: $76 - $85.

(Pictured below with Glock 19. )

 

Undertech Undercover Shorts

These spandex shorts by Undertech Undercover with sewn in holsters are a cult favorite.  Despite your first impression, these shorts are far from stifling. Your gun is plastered  close to your body and there's no added weight to your clothes. The shorts can be worn with the holsters forward or backward. Despite the images here, the elastic waistline doesn't sit that high. I was practicing hundreds of draws that day, which pulled my shorts higher than usual.  

These shorts are a popular undergarment for dresses and skirts, but - as you can see- work well with pants as well.

Price: $60