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Uncle Mikes IWB vs. MTAC

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by ff-emtp, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. ff-emtp


    Mar 7, 2011
    So not sure if this is in the right sub forum but I'll give it a shot. I recently decided to try IWB(going from ankle carry for Glock 27 or a P32 in my pocket) carry for my Glock 27(if it helps I'm 6'00" and around 190 pounds so I went and bought one of the cheapo Uncle Mikes IWB holsters to see how I liked it, well so far I do (except for wearing my pants from before I lost weight). Since I like it I have decided to step up to probably one of the MTAC IWB holsters but am sorta worried about it due to the following issues:
    1. The Uncle Mikes sits too high for my liking, will the MTAC sit low enough in the lowest position to be about even with my belt line?
    2. Would I even be able to conceal the G27 with this holster and my body?
    Also can anyone shout out a few tips to help keep printing down? It may just be me but it seems to throw my clothes lines off so much that it stands out like a purple elephant in Walmart.
    Thanks guys ahead of time
  2. toshbar

    toshbar Timber Baron

    Oct 20, 2009
    Eastern NC
    1. MTAC is completely adjustable for cant and ride height. I have my CTAC adjusted so the first finger groove on my 23 is level with the top of my belt(have to pull the gun out before I can get my middle finger all the way around) and is FBI at about 10*. I wear it at 3:30-4:00.

    2. Yes. I'm 5'9", 150# and conceal a 23 well. Just watch out bending over. Squat instead.

  3. rick458

    rick458 USS Texas BB-35

    Jan 31, 2003
    La Porte Texas
    You can set an MTAC where the top of the holster is actually below the belt line, I wear mine with the opening right at the belt line. I LOVE my Minotaur it makes my G-17 disappear and comfortable.
  4. Deye76


    Feb 25, 2011
    I'm 6'-1"/207lbs. MTAC and my 39 conceals with only a t-shirt. Adjust it for you, and forget about it.

    Get a good belt too.
  5. LarryD1130


    Aug 31, 2009
    Pittsburgh, PA
    What holes do yinz use?

    For example, when you first get it both of them are on the middle hole(or the 3rd hole from the top[clips])
  6. toshbar

    toshbar Timber Baron

    Oct 20, 2009
    Eastern NC
    Ctac is 3rd from the bottom on the rear and 2nd from the bottom for the front.
  7. tadbart

    tadbart duuuuude.

    Feb 3, 2009
    geriatric paradise
    what is a "yinz?"
  8. toshbar

    toshbar Timber Baron

    Oct 20, 2009
    Eastern NC
    PA speak for "ya'll" probably. :crazy:
  9. Steel Head

    Steel Head Tactical Cat

    Jan 1, 2010
    A cat box in WA

    I have both the Uncle Mikes and M-tac.
    The UM is surprisngly comfy but stabile and secure,not so much
    The M-tac is a great value at the price it's sold at and it is VERY adjustable.
    I have no problem concealing a G23 with a T shirt with all day comfort.
  10. up1911fan


    Mar 12, 2009
    Upper Michigan
    Comp Tac all day long.
  11. awdxtc


    Jul 8, 2011
    More like Pittsburgh speak for ya'll
  12. captdreifus

    captdreifus aSun666

    Jul 24, 2008
    Tempe, Arizona
    Much like comparing a filet mignon to pedigree. The M-tac is not even in the same league as the UM p.o.s. Yes, I own both.

  13. Adams454


    Mar 2, 2000
    Hardly working
    What he said. They don't even compare. After you get the Mtac, you'll feel a little dumb for even asking. I've been using the Mtac/beltman combo with my G27 for a couple years and I couldn't be happier. It really is as good as they come. For info I'm 5'11" and 240#. So I'm wider in the middle, but not small at all. And all I ever wear is a normal t-shirt.