How many of you?

How many of you?

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    How many of you?

    How many of you base the loaded weight of a weapon when choosing it for carry?


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    If you have a good belt, weight is irrelevant when looking at the big picture.

    Reliability and size are the biggest factors for me.
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    Reliability and confidence are the major factors for me.
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    It is somewhat of a concern for me. A lighter gun is more comfortable to carry.
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    Size is imporatant to me, weight I don't even think about. I usually carry a M&P9c but also carry a fullsize 4003 on occasion.

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    Reliability then width then height then caliber then weight.

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    for me,weight is a close second just behind reliability..

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    I primarily pocket carry so weight is a major concern. When I bought my LCR I chose the 38SPECIAL model because of the 4 ounce difference from the 357 model. Plus I don't want to shoot 357 loads from a 2" barrel.
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    Somewhat.

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    Reliability, shoot ability and power. I am 6' and 265, a couple of pounds does not matter.

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    I also am a big boy, if weight was a issue I would shed a few.

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    After carrying a all steel 1911, the weight of anything else is insignificant.
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    A good belt doesn't make a heavy gun any lighter--it just keeps from pulling your pants down.

    My Glock 30 gets heavier as the day wears on. I wouldn't carry anything heavier regardless of capacity or reliability.

    Carry whatever suits you best. If heavy fits the bill, then go for it. If lighter is happier, then go for it. I don't have to carry anyone else's firearm, and they don't have to carry mine. To each their own, heavy or light.
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    Reliability should always be the first factor. Weight doesn't have to be a factor. A heavier weapon can be dealt with and made more comfortable with the use of a quality gun belt and a holster that distributes the weight better.
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    You know, the wt part is interesting. I just went from a slider phone to one without, a savings of about 1.6 oz down to about 4.7 oz. I keep my phone in my pocket, and I can feel this difference! I am looking at lcp and bg380 since they are about 8-10 oz less than 9mm. In a holster with strong belt, not so much an issue, but for pocket carry...

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