In the world of legal concealed carry, possibly the two most used methods are in inside the waistband and outside the waistband, their names coming logically from where the handgun resides. Most that choose IWB do so for quiet concealment. Most that choose OWB do it for comfort and ease of draw. Well, if you have a baby Glock, Sneaky Pete offers a blend of both for your efforts.
How it works
Most holster systems that carry on the outside of the belt are Level 2/3 platforms that are typically 'open-carry' or have to be concealed by wearing an over garment like a vest or jacket. Even if covered, you user still risks exposing their handgun when they move sit or adjust. Also, jackets are not practical 365 wear in most parts of the country. All of these poke holes in OWB carry while still wanting concealment. We live in these dangerous times. Even though violent crime overall has dropped over the past quarter century, we are still not in such an enlightened time that we can allow ourselves to put our guard down. Still, you cannot dress around your gun all the time.
(The SP is made more for business casual wear but you can always rock it with your jeans and hoodie-- that's just your call on that one.)
Sneaky Pete, located in Brookhaven New York, makes a series of OWB concealment holsters that look like a smartphone case. With today's smartphone makers (Androids, iPhones, Galaxies, etc.) each fighting to make a device bigger and better than the other, these cases are increasingly being seen in the public, especially in business settings. Using either a belt clip or belt loop design, SP makes a holster to fit either the Glock 26, 27, or 33.
You have a choice between left or right hand, laser or no laser, and black or brown leather (in smooth or alligator), or nylon construction. No matter what option you choose, the leather ones all run about $50 with the nylon going slightly cheaper. On the leather models, the holster is made inside and out of glove-quality leather, and uses two magnets to stay closed. These aren't just a one-sized fits most box. Each holster is designed for your specific firearm, and the opening is made in such a way that you cannot accidentally place your finger on the trigger during draw. The Kydex insert ensures that a smooth, silent draw occurs every time.
According to the manufacturer, "The use of double stitching and steel rivets guarantees that this holster will last for years to come. All available options are listed above, and the holster can be ordered with either the belt loop, or optional belt clip. We design every holster to be as small as possible and still fit your pistol. The size of this holster is: 110mm x 170mm x 40mm and will not work with a pinky extender on your Glock"
As a word of caution, if you go with the Sneaky Pete option, work on your draw strokes a few hundred times with an unloaded gun in a safe area to help build the muscle memory to move around the flap when seconds count. In addition, other than the magnet flap they don't offer any sort of retention-so be mindful of that in a struggle or when running.
Elliot Check using a Sneaky Pete with his P238. Yes, we know it's a SIG, but you still get the general idea here people. Not everyone can have a Baby Glock.