sneaky pete


deadeye dick
September 3, 2013, 04:52 PM
anyone have any experience with the sneaky pete flap holster good or bad?
Thinking of one for my Kel tek p32. Looks better than the fanny bag I use now. What say you, is it worth the money?

If you enjoyed reading about "sneaky pete" here in archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join today for the full version!
September 3, 2013, 08:27 PM
I apologize ahead of time for this non-answer as I don't have personal experience with the product. But it reminds me of fanny packs and photographer's says "gun". It's too big to be a cellphone case and until tablet users start carrying their iPads on their belts, non-gun carrying people wouldn't have any use for something that sized that wouldn't look out of place. Just my opinion. A KT P32 is about as small as it gets and is perfect for pocket carry...just curious why you don't pocket carry and want to wear it outside on your belt.

September 3, 2013, 10:45 PM
Unfortunately, due to their size they're not all that "sneaky".

September 4, 2013, 08:06 AM
A buddy of mine uses one and I was really surprised at how big it turns out to be...he says he get's a lot of "what the heck is in there??"
But he likes it.....

September 4, 2013, 05:15 PM
Who really wears a huge box on their belt? What part of that is "sneaky"?

An no, decent cell phone cases don't look like that anymore.

deadeye dick
September 4, 2013, 10:38 PM
Well said by all. I think i'll reconsider. Thanks

September 10, 2013, 12:22 PM
I don't think the average person would think "gun" when hey saw that. That said it is very big (much more so than I'd imagined) and I do think people would think what the heck is that.

September 10, 2013, 12:26 PM
You're right, the "average" person is pretty obtuse when it comes to guns, cuz they just don't "expect" people to be carrying them.

September 10, 2013, 01:47 PM
May as well put a hook on your belt and hang a range bag from it. :eek:

September 12, 2013, 01:02 PM
I have a bulldog cordura cell carrier for my lcp and it doesn't scream " I'm packing". My friend has a sneaky Pete and it's nicer, but being vertical seems to look larger. The horizontal less structured bulldog is broken up by the belt line. Check it out. Nice alternative to pocket Carry when occasion arises.

September 12, 2013, 07:25 PM
I also have a BullDog as Tubby mentions.
You are not going to get a small 9mm in it as they were designed for micro 380's and such.
One great thing about using the Bulldog especially in states where concealed carry is law is the fact that the gun can be easily put away while the gun is not exposed in any way.
I use mine mostly now while traveling back and forth to work.
At work I get out of the car and lock it in my trunk and when I leave for the day I just clip it on the belt and drive off.
Very unobtrusive.

One caveat though...I have a story in the Strategies forum from back in August 2011 about an incident I had while walking with it through a store parking lot.

September 12, 2013, 07:38 PM
A buddy of mine uses one and I was really surprised at how big it turns out to be...he says he get's a lot of "what the heck is in there??"
But he likes it.....
Don't much care for that big leather box, but sure do like them suspenders. Think he might let us know where to get a pair. Serious.:)

Onward Allusion
September 12, 2013, 10:21 PM
I got one for one of my P32's. I haven't used it beyond the 1st week. It's too damn big. It screams "This ain't a smartphone!" all over. It's too big even for the little P32. Stick with pocket carry using a good pocket holster. The DeSantis Nemesis or Superfly work extremely well for the P32. I don't know it's there 99% of the time.

September 13, 2013, 07:41 AM
Those are modified Perry Suspenders.

September 13, 2013, 08:29 AM
I did some timed shooting two weeks ago with a Sneaky Pete and for me it was somewhat faster than my pocket draw times. I think most people on the street would likely think you were carring some kind of electronic device.

September 13, 2013, 11:07 AM
A buddy of mine uses one and I was really surprised at how big it turns out to be...he says he get's a lot of "what the heck is in there??"
But he likes it.....
My goodness, that thing is huge! I couldn't see that being a good carry option.

September 19, 2013, 06:37 PM
Glad I saw that photo! I had considered ordering one. Not anymore.

September 25, 2013, 04:33 PM
I bought one of these for a P3AT. Took it out of the box, returned it the very next day. Looked ridiculous! Not passable in my opinion. I never even put my gun in it.

September 25, 2013, 06:46 PM
I carry a Sig P238 in one and like it a lot. With a small gun, it doesn't look out of place at all. I saw a guy with a Glock 19 in one the other day and it did
look goofy.

October 19, 2013, 11:57 PM
slap an Alienware or Dell or any other computer company sticker on it and... who knows? People are generally thick on some things. That said, it could make you more of a target too. "hmm there's an expensive electronic device this guys gonna get it." type of thing. ya know?

October 20, 2013, 11:50 AM
Bought one about a year ago & was shocked at the size, just too big. Returned it the next day but have to say the folks at Sneaky Pete's were very courteous & professional about the return.

Matthew Temkin
October 20, 2013, 10:58 PM
I have two--one for a Ruger LC 9 and another for a S&W Shield 40.
I only use mine when working armed security gigs where the uniform is Golf shirt and BDU.
No one to date has asked me if i was carrying my gun there.
One of the workers at a best Buy I was guarding asked my what brand of tablet I had in there, so it can pass itself off as an electronic equipment holster.
I find it a lot more concealable than a belt holster since no jacket is necessary.

October 21, 2013, 04:32 AM
The SP logo maybe a problem as anyone that sees the adds will have no confusion at all about what it is.

I used to use a "fanny pack" a lot and still do from time to time when traveling and carrying large. The only time I had a problem with anyone recognizing it as a holster was in a McDonalds one morning.....and that was because it had gotten caught in my seatbelt getting out of the truck and was hanging almost completely open with a 1911 in full view. The counter girl whispered "Your zipper is open." and I immediately checked my fly and she said "No, your OTHER zipper." I blushed even more and zipped my pouch and continued my order and thanked her.

Meanwhile. For a bit I had a blue nylon fanny pack and being in "UF Gator Country" I used patch stickem for uniform patches and a few thread tacks to put a "Fightin' Gator" patch and an EMT patch on the bag and it sort of disappeared to most folks. I like the idea of the corporate logos on the new leather belt wallet SP if you just have to have one. Still, what do you say if someone wants to see your new "brain"?

For a year or two I carried a Beretta 21A in a Hoefner belt bag that was about the right sized for a hard plastic cigarette case like we had in the service to keep our smokes from being crushed. I don't smoke but carried "cowboys" and a C rat folding match book anyway for those that "needed the stuff and sold them dearly. This pouch was about the perfect size for those and had a place for the gun, a spare mag and a couple of internal cartridge loops for those that wanted a classic double derringer design gun in .22 or a High Standard DA. My only issue with it initially was that folks would assume I was a smoker and get angry when I said "No, I do not have a light." So I added a book of matches to the outside unzippered pocket. Still got asked for a smoke on occasion and then announced "It's a Cell Phone." When I got asked if someone could borrow my cell phone I would say, "It's my insulin kit" Main reasons I quit carrying it were it occasionally got caught on seatbelts and putting on and taking it off even with the steel belt clip like a cheap IWB holster was just a pain and the clip eventually got bent enough I was concerned about loosing the pouch and gun when it got caught on stuff. It did have a small zippered pocket behind the unzippered pocket on front and I carried a small flat lock blade in that along with the AAA Mini Mag, a couple of bandaids, a threaded needle in a section of soda straw, a folded bit of paper and a golf pencil in that. Opening that section and using stuff seemed to reduce suspicions about the pouch as well.

It also helps a lot not to have a "Barney (Fife) Walk" that is looking like you are going to draw from your pouch at the drop of a hat. A common issue with Rookie cops and new CCW carriers.


Trunk Monkey
October 21, 2013, 01:09 PM
My wife uses one for her LCP and it is pretty good sized but no one has ever asked her what it is

October 21, 2013, 05:11 PM
How do you modify Perry suspenders?

October 22, 2013, 11:35 AM
Belt mounted iPad Mini cases...I think there's a market here!

October 27, 2013, 06:08 AM
A buddy of mine uses one and I was really surprised at how big it turns out to be...he says he get's a lot of "what the heck is in there??"
But he likes it.....
People that do not carry guns NEVER carry anything like that on a belt. There is nothing 'Sneaky' about that product.

October 30, 2013, 08:31 AM
Why not just carry a Wilderness Tactical "SafePacker"? Their small one about same size as the Sneaky Pete. BTW: I tried them twice, they are not small. Sent them back both times. Not for me.

October 31, 2013, 05:24 AM
anyone have any experience with the sneaky pete flap holster good or bad?
Thinking of one for my Kel tek p32. Looks better than the fanny bag I use now. What say you, is it worth the money?
Seems to take the CC out of CCW. Would much rather use a pocket holster or IWB, or good OWB, with my j frames, and 380 Bodyguard. A big case on your belt isn't going to fool anyone. The post saying that using it for carry when on duty and not wearing a jacket or having shirt tucked in made the most sense to me. Will not be purchasing one of these.
Jus my 2 cents

October 31, 2013, 08:53 PM
SP is sort of the I want to carry OWB but really would like to carry IWB. Almost the best of both worlds. IMHO, it is too awkward looking.

October 31, 2013, 09:54 PM
There is one consideration that has not been mentioned. Suppose you really don't care if folks know what it is. You meet the definition of concealed and have good access. I have become accustomed to open carry and this is close for jurisdictions that don't allow OC.

November 2, 2013, 02:28 PM
I had a senior moment and was thinking of the NOS Sneaky Pete concealed nitrous oxide system.

I use the Kel-Tec pocket clip with my P3AT. I like it a lot.

You could always tell people that you carry your insulin pump in that Sneaky Pete.
Most people seem to be too oblivious to know better.

Or, you could tell them that you heart problems and have a defibrillator wired to you and carry it in the SP.

I'm just spitballing here.

November 8, 2013, 09:43 AM
Just got my SP yesterday, haven't worn it out of the house yet. Got it for my LC9. Fits good. Yes it does look bigger than it appeared in the demo for the LCP, but I'm still gonna try to make it my carry holster. My reason is I am so darn fat and when I have the 9er in my front jeans pocket and sitting in the truck, there ain't no way I could reach it quickly. I figured having it on my belt would allow easy access walking or sitting. Yep, I'm old enough I could hang an oxygen tube around my neck for the disguises mentioned. I'll know more about how I feel about it in a couple of weeks. BTW my wife (10 yrs younger) inspected it and said "I want one for my S&W Airweight.!" So last night I ordered her one. Of course she can pass it off as a "ladies purse on a belt."

November 8, 2013, 05:53 PM
I bought one,,,
And promptly gave it away.

It was sized for a Bersa Thunder 380.

The dang thing was just too big to comfortably wear.

But, the lady I gave it to has the perfect use for it,,,
She uses it to conceal her Bersa while she is driving her car.

It fits perfectly in a space by her center console,,,
She works in education and can easily drop the gun in there,,,
When parking on university property where she can't keep it in her purse.

When the "holster" is by the console,,,
It blends perfectly with the car,,,
You don't notice it's there.



November 9, 2013, 12:46 AM
As far as the size and appearance taking the CC out of CCW, I honestly don't care if someone knows I'm packing. However, I do have a logo that came with the wife's I Pad, I plan to stick it to the flap. If nothing else, it will make my little "man purse" look cute.:cool:

November 10, 2013, 11:20 AM
In states where concealed is a requirement, why would anyone care if someone else can 'guess' what you're carrying? You could make a pouch that's the shape of the gun within and still be legal. There's a difference between concealed and undetectable; the law requires concealed.

I wouldn't buy one because it looks ridiculous, and concealed here is merely an option- not a requirement.

November 10, 2013, 03:45 PM
If anyone asks, tell them it's a designer colostomy bag. Chances are, they won't want to look inside. :)

November 11, 2013, 03:59 PM
Tell them its an insulin pump.

December 15, 2013, 10:52 PM
Re: My post #33 and #35. I have had a chance to use my Sneaky Pete to carry my LC9 for a couple weeks now. It is well made, looks nice, but just too cumbersome to wear conveniently. I went back to my DeSantis in my front jeans pocket. As for being able to access it while driving the truck, I just take it out of my jeans pocket and wedge it in the seat next to me so it is easy to get to. For me, simple is better. I was so sure the SP would be the holster for me. Just had to tell you guys I was wrong.

If you enjoyed reading about "sneaky pete" here in archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join today for the full version!