Carry weight

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    Question Carry weight

    Is 35 oz plus magazine really comfortable to carry? Ed Brown Kobra Carry to be exact.


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    It really all depends on your carry rig, with a good gun belt and holster it is possible. I carry a full size (5") steel 1911 all day without any issues, but its the sort of thing that is a pretty personal choice. YMMV.
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    What does the belt have to do with it? I'm new into this and want t make sure i will really carry the Kobra.

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    A good gun belt will be slightly thicker and stiffer than a normal belt like you buy at a store, which means it can hold the weight up better, and also keep the weapon pulled in closer to your body. I'm sure someone else around here like one of the holster makers can explain it better, but a good belt is in my mind about equal in importance to a good holster.
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    I get it now. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kordon View Post
    Is 35 oz plus magazine really comfortable to carry? Ed Brown Kobra Carry to be exact.
    Actually, the carry of an Ed Brown Kobra Carry at 35ozs is a bit much...and is probably going to cause you lots of problems.

    Please send the gun to me for a special '1-year study' and I develop a safe carry method for you.

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    I'll send it off immediately! I'm sure I'll appreciate your safety study. LOL.

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    Do you need anyone to verify the study? I mean only one opinion is just that but two....
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    I knew someone smarter than me could explain it better. But like I said, with a good rig you should be fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dcunited View Post
    Do you need anyone to verify the study? I mean only one opinion is just that but two....
    You have a valid point, just one study may be inconclusive. Hmm?

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    Leave it to Ret to be the first one to volunteer to study the situation! I've got a decent belt, but a better one is on the way from Little Bear. You'll definitely notice a HUGE difference (I carry a full-sized 1911).
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    ....hmm people keep track of onces for their rigs...Im happy if I can keep my system to under 10 pounds....and yes thats concealed carry.

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    Kordon: the weight can also matter in proportion to how thin your hips are...at least it does with me. I carry my Kobra occasionally but have to cinch-up a notch further than with my daily piece; although my IWB Watch Six holster is thin enough to make it bearable (no pun intended).

    In any case, with the Kobra it would be a labor of love!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sniper58 View Post
    Leave it to Ret to be the first one to volunteer to study the situation! I've got a decent belt, but a better one is on the way from Little Bear. You'll definitely notice a HUGE difference (I carry a full-sized 1911).
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