Bought an Uncle Mikes for a temp holster, oh the disappointment

Bought an Uncle Mikes for a temp holster, oh the disappointment

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    Bought an Uncle Mikes for a temp holster, oh the disappointment

    While waiting for my Mika holster I ordered for my J-Frame , I decided to pick up a cheap one for the time being. All the stores had were Uncle Mikes Pocket Holsters. So I thought what the hey and gave it a shot. It didn't feel like I had a holster in my pocket, not a good thing, all I felt was gun. Then when I went to draw, it never stayed in the pocket, just stuck to my gun. Played with it for about 10 minutes and realized I threw 10$ down the drain. Since I am not a return kind of guy, you can currently find it on ebay. Haha.

    Just thought I would share my Uncle Mikes view.


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    You aren't the first to be disappointed with Uncle Mike's Holsters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by claimed4all View Post
    While waiting for my Mika holster I ordered for my J-Frame , I decided to pick up a cheap one for the time being. All the stores had were Uncle Mikes Pocket Holsters. So I thought what the hey and gave it a shot. It didn't feel like I had a holster in my pocket, not a good thing, all I felt was gun. Then when I went to draw, it never stayed in the pocket, just stuck to my gun. Played with it for about 10 minutes and realized I threw 10$ down the drain. Since I am not a return kind of guy, you can currently find it on ebay. Haha.

    Just thought I would share my Uncle Mikes view.
    You get what you pay for, but UMs aren't hopeless either. Its pretty easy to play with them so they will stay in the pocket; everything from velcro to diaper pins, grip wrap. A strategically placed handkerchief can help with "printing issues." I have a .40 which hides nicely in a pocket with a modified UM's. Is UM as nice as a leather pocket holster from Andrews or any of the better custom leather guys? Of course not. But then the price is right.

    Disclaimer-- I have no business interest in UM. Just sayin.

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    I think if you realize what you agre getting they can do the job. I have a nylon Unkle Mikes OWB for my P3AT, works fine. I have a IWB unkle mikes for the P3AT, works Ok for sports shorts and the like around the house. I don't think they are suitable for heavier weapons at all though.

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    I bought an Uncle Mikes IWB when I first bought my LCP (pinching penny's). I knew what I bought and didn't expece anything more than it gave me.
    I did modify the clip so it would stay under my belt and did not ride up any more.

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    i love uncle mikes , i cut off the strap on mine and cut a notch on the belt loop (carefully cut the thread off bottom of loop) - and i trimmed the length (cuz its too long) viola i have a home made IWB holster! Its very comfortable as an IWB holster but only thing is i can only use it at 5 oclock or 6 oclock position.
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    If we could just re-coup all of the money spent on holsters that did not satisfy for one reason or another we could put a dent in the National Debt!

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    +1. I've purchased a drawerful--for one gun ... sure, a few for different purposes, but several that just haven't worked out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark IL NM View Post
    +1. I've purchased a drawerful--for one gun ... sure, a few for different purposes, but several that just haven't worked out
    Yup yup.

    I have probably 15-20 from the different carry guns and carries (IWB, OWB, SOB).
    The UM will more than likely not be your last unused holster.
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    Just don't do it again!
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    PM sent regarding a Nemesis pocket holster you can have while you wait.
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    PM Replied.

    Thanks for the tips. I know its a get what you pay for world out there, I was just hoping for more.

    Lesson Learned.

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    I have a bunch too! But Unc Mike has some good point's besides low cost. I just bought a U.M. Kydex open top for my G26. It's OWB, has two tension screws, all kind of carry adjustments like cant and height, paddle design, and will fit up to a 1 3/4" belt. I got it for $20.00. For kicking around on the range or boonies it's great. I also have a lot of the sidekicks with the retention straps they work good to when hunting ect. they were in the 10-20 range.
    To be honest though they don't suit me for CC. I have others for that job.
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    I have a UM mounted on the bed rail for quick night access. Never used one outside the home though.

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    Another 2 cents worth on the Uncle. Took my pocket Mikes and glued several pieces of bike tire near top of holster and made an effective "thumb push"platform. When withdrawing firearm with my hands around the grip, my thumb rests against the little platform made from the bike tires and allows me to push down on the platform as I withdraw firearm, thus maintaining position of holster in pocket. I also glued a long piece of narrow bike tubing to bottom of holster and bent over the extending edges to make "wings" on both sides of holster bottom. Covered this tubing with some sticky tape like they use on hockey sticks and sealed it all with a light coating of silicone glue, which sort of gives the bottom a more "sticky" feel. The wings can fold somewhat so the holster fits and stays in place in almost all pants pockets and the thumb push platform further secures the holster on firearm withdrawal. It works really well and although I have since purchased a FIST thumb push holster, the Mikes is still a very useful holster in certain pocket situations.

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