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Old May 18th, 2013, 07:29 AM   #1
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The Sneaky Pete Holster - A short review

I thought it about time to post my thoughts on the Sneaky Pete holster.



Initial thoughts-

I Purchased a sneaky pete for my Glock 26 in February. I was hesitant at first to try this carry option as I am sure some are. It just seems a bit too obvious, however I work in a doctors office and have to wear scrubs each day, so the belt clip version of this holster gave me a good solid carry option where traditional methods just would not work well.

Build quality-

The belt clips are extremely well made, and strong yet flexible enough for easy attachment to your pants or waistband. The Glock 26 and case are not too heavy to be worn on scrubs, athletic shorts, or any clothing that a belt cannot be used with. The magnets that hold the holster shut are very strong, and you dont have to worry about them failing. Even carrying it upside down with a fully loaded pistol it will NOT come open, But is very easy and quiet to draw from.




This holster get 5 stars for packaging, fit and finish.






The Sneaky Pete Holster comes in a nice box, with a great pouch to store the holster in your vehicle that will protect that fine leather from scuffs. I did not use the sack that comes with it, but learn from my mistake. put that sack in your car and store the holster in it when you must. The finish of the leather is +A+ . The inside leather is truly soft and supple.

Comments after use-

I have been carrying this for 2 months now, and have only had one person ask me what it is. An old friend I ran into who lacks discretion, if he was given the psych test where the test giver makes strange noises, and facial ticks he would fail and ask the person what the heck was wrong with them instead of staying focused on the conversation.

Only one other person has given it a good look, and that man was wearing an NRA hat so I assume he saw the holster in the American Rifleman issue that I did.

I have to say that I have become a bit addicted to the sneaky pete, it lets me wear what I want when I want, and I can still carry. If you wanted to fib about what the case is (though it is the perfect size for an ipad mini) I would say its your diabetic supplies if a stranger gets nosy. I just said its my glock 26.

The Draw -

The Sneaky pete draw is more intuitive than you might think, but like all holsters needs practice. My method is to pull the gun up with my ring finger, a full grip can be attained before the gun is out of the holster so there is no risk of pitching it on the deck. I do not index my finger on the holster so that under stress I dont shoot my toe.


Final Thoughts -

While this holster is great for most EDC situation, I still think IWB is the best way to go, especially in higher risk areas, but for grocer trips in my neighborhood and running around with my son this works great. I dont use it at restaurants, or anywhere I'm going to be sitting like the movies. I will say it is still comfy to wear sitting in chairs, but not so in the car. A couple flicks to the bottom of the clips and it slides right off and can go under the car seat.

All in all, I believe that if you own any of the sub-compacts that fit these holsters that everyone should have one for those days when you don't want to dress around your gun.

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Old May 18th, 2013, 08:53 AM   #2
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Great write-up and an interesting option for concealed carry. Do you have any photos with the SP being worn? I would like to see how much it stands out.

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Old May 18th, 2013, 09:03 AM   #3
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Old May 18th, 2013, 01:35 PM   #4
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here are some photos from the manufacturer



and here is an example of how i carry weekdays most of the time.
though ill wear it with khakis and a crested polo style shirt.



the beat part is., even if someone does notice the last thing they will expect is a pistol.

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Old May 18th, 2013, 01:46 PM   #5
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i need someone to make a kydex for my g27 that looks like the bottom of a cell phone case sticking out from under my tee shirt...

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Old May 18th, 2013, 05:27 PM   #6
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Nice; it kind of looks like a PDA / cell phone case, not a holster.
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Old June 7th, 2013, 03:11 PM   #7
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I ordered 1 today for my 26..Certainly looks like it will work nicely in most situations..

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I thought it about time to post my thoughts on the Sneaky Pete holster.


Initial thoughts-
'INITIAL THOUGHTS' Indeed!

That 'SP' on the front lets everyone know who might know, know that they really do know!


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Old March 23rd, 2014, 08:02 AM   #9
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Thanks for the review. I bought one and so far, I like the way it wears. I guess my thoughts also are what will others think, but so many people today wear cases that look just like this for their electronics. It does allow me to dress the way I would like to dress and not have to worry about concealment. So I guess as long as no part of the gun can be seen, then it is considered concealed even if you can see the holster?

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So I guess as long as no part of the gun can be seen, then it is considered concealed even if you can see the holster?
Correct, this is no different than a fanny pack or purse.

Once you get used to it it's no problem. Anyone intelligent or clever enough to guess it may contain a weapon is also likely able to assess you as a threat. That could be a problem if that person were a criminal. If you are banking / or in a higher risk area you want better concealment.

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Maybe its just me.

But this thing, like a fanny pack anywhere except Disneyland, screams "GUN!" Exactly what personal electronic does this resemble? 1993 just called and it wants its Apple Newton case back. And a flap and 1/2 holster for self defense? It is better than no gun at all I guess.

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Old March 25th, 2014, 05:51 AM   #12
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Correct, this is no different than a fanny pack or purse.

Once you get used to it it's no problem. Anyone intelligent or clever enough to guess it may contain a weapon is also likely able to assess you as a threat. That could be a problem if that person were a criminal. If you are banking / or in a higher risk area you want better concealment.

This is exactly why I do not recommend these to my students in CC Classes.
An ISP friend of mine (now retired) that used to work in E St Louis told me about a shooting I believe it was in a McDonalds. A man went in to shoot his ex however he found two men in the lobby with fanny packs on. He shot them first. When the cops asked him why he said that they probably had guns.

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Old March 25th, 2014, 06:37 AM   #13
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I prefer an IWB carry. Completely concealed is the best way to go in my opinion.

Looks like the gun could fall out if you were running or wrestling unexpectedly. The best holster belt clips also have a retaining "bend" in the metal - cut out to grab the belt as to not fall or get yanked off.

I also don't like that huge black box look.

Everyone has their own way, but this isn't mine.

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I saw they advertised a ballistic nylon version for a more casual look but couldn't find it on their website.

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I have been useing mine since last year,It is nice in hot weather when you are wearing a polo and no where to hide anything.I have yet to have anybody even ask what it is..
My chief complaint is the lack of customer service with the company!! I have a Lazer Max in my Glock 26 and ordered it for that option.The hoster activates the switch and the batteries go dead.I emailed them 5 or 6 times concerning the issue,neaver got any rsponse from them. Other than that,I like it....

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