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.