The New DeSantis Incognito Holster


DeSantis Gunhide announced a new carry rig called the Incognito. The new system is a belt pouch that hides a gun inside of it. The idea is the pouch is plainly visible, but completely conceals your self protection firearm within it. This eliminates the need for a cover garment like a jacket or untucked shirt.

The Incognito us made from padded 1060D nylon, and the cover flap is secured with a strip of Velcro fastener.

I’ve previously tested a similar style of holster from Sneaky Pete. The Sneaky Pete rigs are made of fine leather and the flap secures through the use of rare earth magnets. While I would not use the Sneaky Pete for regular carry, it definitely has its place. Although a bit large, the nice leather blended well with business attire and would pass for an oversized PDA or phone pouch with most people. I don’t know how well the Incognito would blend in the same environment due to the nylon construction used by DeSantis.

The Incognito can fit a variety of firearms including:

  • Smith & Wesson M&P Shield (including the new .45 ACP model)
  • Glock 26, 27, 43 (although not mentioned, I assume that similarly sized Glock pistols – like the 42 – would also fit)
  • Walther PPS, PPS M2
  • Ruger LC9, LC380
  • SCCY (all)
  • Kimber Micro 9
  • Kahr K9, K40, P9, P40, CW9, CW40

DeSantis lists the Incognito at $49.99.

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  • Badwolf

    nice! based on the picture, i could not tell at all there was a gun inside that huge compartment attached to the belt.

    • Anonymoose

      Well, considering people are more frequently lugging around those huge phablets and iPhone 6+s in similar-sized (phone) holsters, this style may be coming into Vogue. I keep seeing guys walking around with phone holsters and my first thought is that they’re OCing, and then I get closer and get disappointed. 🙁

    • RocketScientist

      I’m assuming the idea is to meet the letter of the law for concealed carry, not so much to actually disguise that you’re carrying a gun (or at least not being as concerned about that). I see it being popular as an extra layer of concealment for those who use cover garments (suit coats, jackets, untucked shirts, etc). So if the breeze or your body position exposes the gun, you’re not getting dinged by an overzealous cop for illegal open carry (as has happened in my state a few times).

      • Budogunner

        In what state is open carry illegal? How has that not been challenged as a 2A violation?

        • RocketScientist

          Florida, South Carolina, Illinois, New York and California

    • Budogunner

      I know, right? It just looks like a normal person carrying a stack of six iPad minis in their Apple dispensor.

  • Vizzini

    Wilderness called. Their Safepacker says hello.

    Like the Safepacker, this is ridiculous for concealed carry. But the Safepacker, because it protects the gun so thoroughly and has so many attachment options, makes a fantastic holster for wilderness carry, backpacking, etc. I have two — one for my Glock26/Ruger LCR and one for my Ruger Blackhawk.

    • nova3930

      Don’t forget Sneaky Pete holsters too. I looked at this style and discarded long ago even for micro-380s and the like. Things are just too big…

  • A. Tsai

    The guy teaching our ccw class was wearing something similar. He says he gets away with wearing stuff like this because he’s an old man. Not sure what age has to do with it, but I thought it was funny.

    • gunsandrockets

      The ‘Old Coot’ factor.

      • adverse4

        I resemble that remark.

        • Len Jones

          I’m 70 can I get away with it in jeans

      • A. Tsai


    • Uncle Festet

      If they can wear socks with sandals & a wide, white belt ….

      • A. Tsai

        And those awful looking jumpsuits. Ewwww……

  • THAT is 50 Bucks? WTF? Is it hand sewn by the Kardashians?

    • Tiny Nepalanese hand stitchers. Their little hands make the stitches perfect!

      • I’ll pay extra for that in Vegas… But this should be 20 bucks.

  • Bob

    I don’t know how likely it really would be, as people walk around with phones on their hips and sticking out of their back pockets all the time and don’t get robbed, but I’d be worried someone might try to steal what they think is a phone…

  • Bill

    “A similar style of holster from Sneaky Pete.”

    Similar? Not nearly identical except for the fastener? There’s a whole lot of copy-catting in the holster industry.

  • Bill

    The Safepacker was a little bulkier, and not really designed for conventional concealed carry anyway. I started using a Sneaky Pete this summer and so far am digging’ it. It isn’t going to be fast, nor can I carry a 1911 in it, but not having to wear a cover garment in this heat and humidity is cool, and it’s light years ahead of a tucked IWB for comfort.

    I’ve never gotten a second glance, even with a IPhone 6+ stuck in my back pocket next to it and the SP has absolutely no gaps where the pistol might be visible. If you aren’t comfortable calling it a phone case, it’s an insulin pump.

  • Edeco

    I like it, might still be conspicuous on me because I don’t keep tools, phones etc on my belt or wear those sneaker-boot things that people with tools/phones on belts in public tend to wear. I have a little affection for flap holsters, got one with a Warsaw Pact surplus gun (of course) and one I picked up mainly for storage and transport. Really practical, not awkward.

  • Oldtrader3

    Actually, I have been carrying in Brown Leather, Sneaky Pete holster (Colt Mustang) for two years now with out a single issue. Nobody pays any attention to it!

  • jerry young

    What’s so new? a few years ago I bought one for my backup sub compact .380 from Sportsmans guide that’s called a cell phone holster, there is also a company that custom makes leather ones, in either case they are awkward to use, I find them bulky and drawing your gun is slow, the only reason I hold onto it is if I decide to pack my .380 into a suitcase or backpack it’s protected

  • JLR84

    I’m actually considering something similar to this for a vehicle holster. I used to keep my P238 in the center console, but my new car has a ridiculously tiny center console.

    I’m thinking something like this might work well mounted somewhere.

  • ironked

    My problem is that it often doesn’t take long for many hook and loop products to break down so that they no longer retain securely. Either the hooks or the loops, or both lose their shape from age or common use. I’d have a hard time trusting this kind of case.

  • Heckler_und_Koch ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

    The Sneaky Pete is a much better looking product. The only thing this one is missing is the word ‘GUN’ embossed into the flap.