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Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by mpperales, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. mpperales

    mpperales Happy Valley, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    A lot of people praise the Glock 26 as light and easy to carry.....research shows an unloaded weight of 21.7oz...28.7oz loaded. I am going to start carrying a Ruger SP101 .357 2.25". It weighs 26oz unloaded and 29oz loaded...so less than 1/2 ounce different yet all over the web people lament about how HEAVY the SP101 is...go figure :rolleyes:

    As a side note...I don't care about the round difference etc...
     
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  2. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    I carry a GP100 sometimes. Yeah now that's a little heavy even with a 3" barrel.
     
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  3. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    First off, to put things in perspective, most of us are carrying around ten or twenty pounds of extra weight anyway (at least). Wtf do OUNCES matter. Secondly I would rather carry a gun with a little heft, helps manage the recoil of my chosen caliber,45acp. I suppose if you carry a sissy little 9mm it doesn't matter though. Pew pew pew:D
     
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  4. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    No kidding.. the classic 1911 weighs three pounds unloaded.
     
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  5. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    The "felt" weight of a gun might have more to do with how it balances , and how it "feels" to your shape and build.
    We are all different shapes and sizes. A that gun feels heavy and awkward to me because of its design , might just be the perfect fit for you.
    Also a proper belt and holster can do wonders for carrying a "heavy" gun all day.
    Andy
     
  6. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Weight is only part of the issue for me. The ability to conceal w/o printing is one, and the feel of the weapon against my body is another. There really isn't anything poking out on the Glock besides maybe the pinky extension on the mag.
     
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  7. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I'm adding a little snub nose someday to replace my current simi autos.
     
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  8. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    In the real world ( not online) Ive never heard anyone call an SP101 , heavy. Most everyone that's seen mine comments how light and compact it is for a 357.
     
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  9. mpperales

    mpperales Happy Valley, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Already said....don't care about the round difference. :)
     
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    mpperales Happy Valley, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Wrong reply lol
     
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    mpperales Happy Valley, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    They are almost identical in size
     
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    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

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    I agree, however, what I meant was the shape of the Glock is smooth and (in my opinion) feels better when carried IWB.
     
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    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I carry a G26 and it does seem combersome at times. It's fairly heavy for a small gun and it pretty wide. I like the ability to have a G17 back up mag though.

    I do ,someday, want to buy a S&W 442 or similiar for carrying or the ruger LCP.
    For those nice summer T shirt days
     
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    nammac I-5 Corridor - West of Portland Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    That would be my personal choice...

    Once you run out of ammo, it can be used like a hammer on the offenders cranium...
     
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    No_Regerts United States Well-Known Member

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    I carry a S&W 642 wherever I go....just in case I run out of ammo in the G17 or G26 I'm also carrying!
     
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  16. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Pickup a Charter Arms Undercover Stainless frame in 38 +P empty it weighs 16oz The Undercover lite is only 12oz I carry 125gr HP's in mine with a pretty medium load. Easy to control easy to make 3-4" groups at 10 yards shooting SA.
     
  17. mpperales

    mpperales Happy Valley, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I'll pass...had a 642...was not fun to shoot. Not TOO bad on recoil (and I am not recoil sensitive) but not fun enough where I would practice as much as I should. A 12oz in .38 Special? No thanks...and as much as I like shooting a revolver SA...I practice in DA a lot more as I figure if I ever have to use it I don't plan on cocking it first.

    I like a heavier revolver.
     
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    pdempsey1097 West of McMinnville Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I have a Smith & Wesson 60-9 that I'm strongly considering "boot carrying" as a BUG. Anyone have any advice for doing so? Thanks in advance.
     
  19. PaulB47

    PaulB47 Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, but usually it is distributed more evenly. A few pounds of gun concentrated in one spot gets noticeable.

    Keep in mind other factors. I used to carry a CZ75. It has mags with a metal floorplate. I don't know how many shirts I have with multiple holes worn in that spot from that floorplate, and my wife gives me Hell about the chair backs I've damaged. The world is a lot more peaceful with my Walther PPQ with nice, rounded, plastic floorplates.

    I carried a Glock 23 for a while, but that wide Glock slide in an IWB holster got annoying after a while. Looking at a mirror it looked like I was carrying a colostomy bag or something. o_O That was one reason going for the CZ75, nice slim slide that works better IWB.
     
  20. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    Printing isn't much of an issue for most of us, we aren't that pretty, no one is looking. Personally I think it's blown out of proportion by gun writers and gun instructors, it makes them feel important. Honestly carrying an FNP 45 or 1911 govt. like I do has never got me in trouble, I think I am of an age where most people think I'm harmless. I like it that way, stealthy. too bad for them.;)

    There is serious hotness under this old guy disguise.
     
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