A P229 is about 32 ounces w/ empty mag.
This is a discussion on CCW gun weight's within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I was wondering if people could put the weights of popular CCW weapons with full compliment of rounds and magazine. I am overseas and trying ...
I was wondering if people could put the weights of popular CCW weapons with full compliment of rounds and magazine. I am overseas and trying to decide which guns I can stand carrying all day. I plan on using water containers attached to my hip to simulate the weight.
The main guns I would like to know are the Sig 239, H&K P200SK, Walther P99C and PPS.
Any other guns that people would like to share would be awesome in helping me decide which gun I would like. I prefer a 9mm, but will consider everything.
P.S. The desert is #$%&*&%% HOT
Thanks in advance.
Weight is not the only issue. A good belt and holster will make all the difference in the world.
I can carry my HK p2000 all day with 2&1/2 inch Beltman belt in a Milt Sparks VMII IMHO its not the weight its the way and what you use to carry
HKp2000 9mm 13 rounds 127gr Ranger +p tip the scale at 2 lbs
In MS VMII 2.6lbs.
this is not the SK. I love it.
Well sixball I do agree. I plan on getting the smart carry holster and a OWB holster of some make. I am about 180lbs and 5'8" athletic build. I would like just to have an idea of how much weight I can comfortably carry. As far as a belt I have a thick riggers belt that I plan on wearing when i wear jeans.
I carry a SA Micro-Compact 45, weighs just over 2lbs loaded, no problem with all day carry using a Wild Bill’s 1 ½ inch belt and Covert Carry IWB holster.
I have a Sig P239 in 9mm. According to the Sig website, the gun weighs 27.5 ounces empty. Assuming that 9 rounds of 9mm ammo weighs about 2 ounces, the gun would weigh about 29.5 ounces loaded. I find this a pretty comfortable load to carry with a good holster and belt.
The .40 caliber/.357 Sig version of the P239 weighs about 2 ounces more, according to the website, because it has a slightly thicker slide.
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I believe that the P99c weighs about 18 ounces without magazine, and I can carry it all day in complete comfort, although I agree that a good gun belt and holster is a must.
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J. R. R. Tolkien
S&W M&P 9 compact weighs in at 21.7 oz. empty.
Last edited by miklcolt45; April 23rd, 2008 at 04:25 PM. Reason: corrected no.
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CZ P-01 1.7 lbs empty. Carrying it with 14+1 probably close to 2 lbs.
My Ruger LCP .380 is 12 ounces fully loaded (6+1)
My CZ-75 PCR Compact 9mm is 32 ounces full (10+1)
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Glock 36 (slim .45 acp compact glock)- It's shaped almost identically to the Glocks 19 and 23 but slimmer. It's mag capacity is 6 rounds
It's weight is 20.11 oz empty (1.256 lbs) and 26.99 oz loaded (1.686 lbs).
Most typical 1911's with a 3" barrel have a width of 1.29 in, an empty weight of 25 oz and a mag capacity of 7 rounds.
The above are IMO good choices if you'd consider a .45
SA says my 1911 weighs 39oz (2.4lbs) empty and the mag is probably another 8 oz.
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I've had experience carrying the SIG P239, but found it to be heavy to carry all day. I prefer the compact Glock 19 and 23, as well as my most recent purchase of the subcompact Glock 26.
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Current: DW V-Bob 1911, S&W 442, Springfield XD9sc, XDm9,
and Glock G26, G19, G23C, and SIG P226-40 TT, and Ruger GP-100, and Beretta 92FS
Former: Taurus 92SS, SIG P220 TT, S&W 360, SIG P239-40, Ruger 22/45 MKII
Smith and Wesson 340 M&P - 13.3 oz.