What does your normal carry weigh?

roadkingroadking Senior MemberPosts: 3,056 Senior Member
I was outside doing a few things and came inside to flip some meat...my scale was out, and I decided to weigh my current carry, a Ruger P-85, 9mm with 15 rounds...coyotes, ya know... I had a hard time with the numbers...fully loaded it is 40.04 ounces...no wonder my wrists get worn out. Never even thought about it until today...well, with spring like weather approaching, I can revert to the CZ-50 or Grendel P-12...


How about yours?
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  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 12,602 Senior Member
    Mine weighs about 3 lbs. It's what I carry... regardless of weather.


    Edited to add: it's 2 lb., 13.6 oz., so just 2.4 oz shy of 3 lb.
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,014 Senior Member
    36.5 oz
    I have a need for speed
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 7,696 Senior Member
    22.4 oz's
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 19,328 Senior Member
    No clue.
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  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 7,696 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    No clue.

    Neither did i until i googled it
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  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Moderator Posts: 26,217 Senior Member
    25oz empty if I carry the UltraCarry and 2oz more if I carry the Pro. Both Kimber 1911s.
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 19,328 Senior Member
    Diver43 wrote: »
    Neither did i until i googled it

    Honestly, I carry so many different ones.........I'd be googling all night.
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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 17,277 Senior Member
    ~30oz or (Para LW Commander) or ~19oz (PM40)
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • coolgunguycoolgunguy Senior Member Posts: 5,830 Senior Member
    Not enough to make me leave it home.

    ETA: A quick search tells me it will weigh ~ 40oz loaded with the ammo I use.
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  • NCFUBARNCFUBAR Senior Member Posts: 4,245 Senior Member
    Springfield says 27ozs empty so loaded with 11 9mm rounds about 32ozs.
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  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 9,246 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    Honestly, I carry so many different ones.........I'd be googling all night.

    Same here.
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  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 20,999 Senior Member
    bullsi1911 wrote: »
    Same here.

    My S&W 469 9mm with a full magazine of 12 Winchester Home and Defense 147 Grain JHPs weighs 2.1 pounds (or if my math is close, about 34 oz.).

    Whatever, it fits my hand better than about anything handgun wise I've ever shot and the weight is not excessive. For me it carries right nice.
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  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 9,981 Senior Member
    25oz. - 30oz., depending on whether I carry a 9mm Shield or XDs.45...plus whatever an extra loaded mag weighs.

    I used to carry a 13+1 XD for about 12 hours a day, and wore suspenders to keep my britches up. But, I got tired of having back-aches after a couple years, and started my quest for the perfect subcompact. I never found one that fit all of the criteria that my full-sized, polymer framed and striker fired XD did, but I did find 2 single stack pistols that fit my needs well enough to justify the switch, for every day carry situations. If I'm ever dumb enough, or desperate enough to walk into a gunfight that I know is going to happen, I'll swap to full sized pistols (if I can't have a long gun).
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 20,999 Senior Member
    Diver43 wrote: »
    Neither did i until i googled it

    I just slapped mine on my 25# Sausage Scale. Wish I had a digital scale but this is an old fashion spring scale so it's not exact, but within a couple ounces I would guess.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
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  • JeeperJeeper Senior Member Posts: 2,882 Senior Member
    Most of mine (Glocks, 1911's, .357's) except for the S&W 36 (~24 oz) are in the 30-39oz weight range (loaded), but the S&W is rarely carried as a primary piece.

    I do occasionally carry one of my 29's, and those are closer to 49 oz's loaded.

    A good belt, and quality OWB holster make any of them (except maybe the 29's) almost unnoticeable IMO.

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  • horselipshorselips Senior Member Posts: 3,537 Senior Member
    The gun is 10.5 ounces + whatever 7 rounds of .380 ACP weighs + an ounce or so for the nylon pocket holster + probably just around a pound. Which is right at my limit. When that feels heavy, I carry the NAA Mini which tops out, loaded and holstered, at about half that.

    Hey, I also have to carry a wallet, keys, cell phone, reading glasses, pen - ENOUGH ALREADY! I'm a Gentleman, not a donkey.
  • olesniperolesniper Senior Member Posts: 3,550 Senior Member
    16 ozs. dry, throw in one in the chamber and a 7 rd. pinkie grip mag and I'd say around 18.......18 1/2.
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  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,287 Senior Member
    About 24oz without holster.
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  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 1,663 Senior Member
    34.5 ounces with 15 rounds in the 17 round mag.The last two are a real pain to load.
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  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 5,248 Senior Member
    horselips wrote: »
    The gun is 10.5 ounces + whatever 7 rounds of .380 ACP weighs + an ounce or so for the nylon pocket holster + probably just around a pound. Which is right at my limit. When that feels heavy, I carry the NAA Mini which tops out, loaded and holstered, at about half that.

    Hey, I also have to carry a wallet, keys, cell phone, reading glasses, pen - ENOUGH ALREADY! I'm a donkey, gentlemen.
    I just had to :tooth: had too I tell you!:rotflmao::spittingcoffee:
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  • DanoobieDanoobie Member Posts: 95 Member
    1.6 pounds. I have been using this pistol, because it's one of the lighter ones.
  • gatorgator Senior Member Posts: 1,687 Senior Member
    29.3 plus whatever 10 rounds of 147 gr weighs

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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 17,277 Senior Member
    Since this thread got bumped. Since I posted, a friend asked me what my LW commander weighed

    Fully loaded with 8 +1 Fed 230gr HST+P 35.75oz
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    Empty with no mag 26.75oz
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    Only changes from stock are 22# recoil spring and Hogue Laser grips
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  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Posts: 6,635 Senior Member
    17.3 ounces loaded, in the pocket holster, with 6 rounds of .32 H&R magnum goodness...

    D
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  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 20,999 Senior Member
    I can't remember who started this thread, and I'm too damn lazy to look back, but I'm glad they did. It gave me an opportunity to compare different guns. And happily mine turned out to be about average for a EDC. After reading through all the responses I feel more satisfied with my EDC now. In other words, this thread may have kept me from spending some money.

    :jester:
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
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  • shootbrownelkshootbrownelk Senior Member Posts: 1,998 Senior Member
    NCFUBAR wrote: »
    Springfield says 27ozs empty so loaded with 11 9mm rounds about 32ozs.
    Same here for my EMP. 27 oz. empty...32 loaded.
  • AxeAxe Member Posts: 365 Member
    Sig 229 ASE compact, 34 ounces empty, about 39-40 loaded.
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 31,353 Senior Member
    My favourite one weighs 2,5 grams. But it is a miniature that a have made myself, I carry it as a keychain. It works and shoots real steel bullets, but, of course, I don't recommend to use it for self defence :roll2:

    Cool, but has more tool marks than a Taurus. Hey maybe you could sell your patent to them :jester:
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  • Old RonOld Ron Senior Member Posts: 1,913 Senior Member
    I made a mimi knife........ya can't skin a deer with it but ya could poke an eye out.
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Moderator Posts: 26,217 Senior Member
    Old Ron wrote: »
    I made a mimi knife........ya can't skin a deer with it but ya could poke an eye out.
    Not bad! My knifemaker tried making some miniatures a few years back and he said he'd never do it again. More work than his full sized knives, easy to screw up the temper of the steel by overheating and it was just not worth the effort because no one wanted to pay what they were worth. Tough little projects.
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