When we used this product, we had a minimal issue catching and holding on to the mice. This trap works well when facing a wall in an area where there is not going to be a lot of vibrations or banging. When the mice triggered the trap, it always snapped immediately before the rodent could even get any of our bait.
The only negative experience we had with this trap was setting it up properly. You need to ensure you pull the spring back all the way or the trigger will not snap. Don’t be afraid to pull it back as far as it will go before setting it up because that is what you need to do for it to work properly.
Other than that, this is an excellent trap that works well and performs its job as described. It is also very affordable for a six pack of traps, and they are reusable, so you should be able to eliminate your entire mouse infestation using these six traps.