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Mic holsters??

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by cosmose, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. cosmose


    Dec 1, 2008
    hi guys, i was wondering if any of you carry and use a mic holster? and what ya'll thought about them. are they i was looking at their site and noticed the new mic slick has anybody tried one? my main concern is safety and security.

    thanks for any info
  2. SFla27


    May 1, 2012
    South Florida, USA
    Hey Cosmose.

    I have a standard MIC holster. Retention-wise, it's very solid. You have to yank it pretty good when you draw.

    And if you just have your gun lying around the house with the MIC holster on it, you'll need to hold the gun fairly hard and really give the string a reasonably-stout pull to get the holster off the trigger guard.

    And therein lies the dilemma. If you are carrying and need to deploy your pistol in a SD situation, unless you time it & position it right, you may need two separate tugs to unholster: One tug to get the gun out of your pants. The second tug snap the holster off the trigger guard. Although YMMV, I have a bit of trouble deploying my pistol in one upward motion from IWB carry.

    Although in all fairness, I have to disclaim I probably require some more practice in order to get it right.

    The original MIC holster is very secure and does it's job well.

    I don't know the retention force of MIC's other holster (Razor's Edge). That one has a little less retention built into it.

    Hope this helps.

  3. linkscoach

    linkscoach SFC OIFIII OEFX

    Aug 12, 2011
    Central Kansas
    Watch the videos on the website on how to draw with the MIC. It's very smooth when done correctly. I believe they are the safest way to carry AIWB but maybe not the most comfortable or the quickest to draw. I have two. I have a MIC for my G30 and a Dale Fricke version for my M&P Shield. MIC didn't have one for the shield when I was ready to buy one.

    I love the MIC for my G30. I don't like the one for my Shield. The lighter, shorter barreled Smith always feels like it's going to fall out. It never has though. In my opinion the longer barreled pistols will always work better with a MIC.

    All that being said, I have a JM Custom Kydex AIWB rig for my G30 and use it most of the time now.
  4. sgtlmj

    sgtlmj NRA Life Member Millennium Member

    Feb 23, 1999
    Check out the Raven Concealment Vanguard II. It's the same minimalist concept, but has better retention.

    I keep a MIC around for when I want to throw a Glock under the seat or in the center console and not worry about anything boogering up the trigger.
  5. wirenut


    Nov 22, 2008
    Is the van guard 2 out yet last I saw they were still taking preorders for like 35 bucks a piece?
  6. mace85

    mace85 NRA GOA USPSA

    Mar 22, 2005
    I have a mic and I love it. I think it's the best option for a low-profile holster so far.
  7. pspez


    May 3, 2006
    Coconut Creek, Fl
    It works great when i throw the gun in the glove box or in the wifes' purse.
  8. SFla27


    May 1, 2012
    South Florida, USA
    One other item.

    Not sure if you normally carry with a round in the chamber. But if you do, you may want to holster your pistol using the MIC first, and then rack the slide to chamber a round. That way, you eliminate the chance (however remote) that the trigger will be contacted in any way when the holster is put on if there is already one in the chamber.

    As mentioned above, the MIC website has some good videos on proper use of the holster.
  9. robhic

    robhic WOLVERINE!!!! Platinum Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    No experience with the newer "Razor's Edge" MIC, but I have the regular one and it performs as advertised. I just don't nor do I want to carry with it. Great for using where quick safety trigger cover is desired and storage situations but carry? Not for me.
  10. I have a MIC. I use it occasionally, I prefer my Kramer #2, but for the times I need to tuck in a shirt the MIC is what I go to.
  11. cosmose


    Dec 1, 2008
    thanks for all the info, my main problem with holsters is the thickness they add to the gun (mainly the clips) I can put my glock 30sf (un-chambered) without a holster and totally conceal it but when i put on the holster it seems to print a lot more.

    btw i do not carry nor will i ever carry without a holster.
  12. mace85

    mace85 NRA GOA USPSA

    Mar 22, 2005
    That's exactly why I bought mine.
  13. The Boar Buster

    The Boar Buster

    Jan 3, 2012
    I just ordered one for my 30sf. No shipping info yet.
  14. snubfan

    snubfan Giant Member

    Apr 23, 2008
    I use one for the nightstand and the car when traveling. I keep a flashlight attached to it for something to grab on to and yank and so I always have a light with the gun. View attachment 226832

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  15. linkscoach

    linkscoach SFC OIFIII OEFX

    Aug 12, 2011
    Central Kansas
    You probably won't get shipping info but it should be in your mailbox in a week or so.
  16. windpoint


    Feb 23, 2012
  17. BamaTrooper

    BamaTrooper Almost Done

    Sep 12, 2006
    Rocking Chair

    Get something thin but with an offset belt clip.
  18. ImpeachObama

    ImpeachObama Fuhgettaboutit

    Dec 31, 2010
    Love the MIC. Reordered some more for friends.
  19. Glockenload


    Mar 10, 2012
    Flashlight! Clever idea. Haven't ordered a Mic yet but intend to order a couple as additional protection of trigger when transporting one of my Glocks. Don't think I'd ever feel safe using it for CC.
  20. I have never liked IWB Holsters.
    I did order a Standard MIC Holster and CCW a Glock Model 26 in it and found it to be fast and comfortable at the One O'Clock position.
    Next srep was CCW a GLock Model 17 and discovered that the One O'Clock position for not comfortable so changed to a Three O'Clock / Four O'Clock position which is very comfortable. I CCW 20/7.