Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Gun Weights

A recent forum posting asked about carry weights, so I thought I'd get out the scale and see how my various sidearms stacked up.  The scale is an old family scale, and while it may not be exactly accurate (or it might be precisely accurate), it serves to give an idea of some standard weights.

Let's start with my chromed Colt, 3 lbs, 2 oz.  Interesting.

Next, we'll try the Kimber, also a 1911, with the same magazine of ammo.   The Kimber comes in at one ounce under 3 lbs.

So, who's my next victim?  How about the Smith and Wesson Model 38 that goes everywhere with me?  Heh!  1 lb, 7 oz, I knew it was light, but I didn't know how much it weighed.  Now I know.

Next we'll try my duty gun.  A Glock 22 with 15 rounds of ammunition.  At 2 lbs, 3 oz, that isn't bad for 15 rounds of .40 SW goodness.

Okay, one more.  How about that Ruger Super Blackhawk that I carry when I'm woods cruising?  At 3 lbs, 4 oz, it's just a little heavier than the Colt 1911.  Ain't that interesting?

Now, I know how much those guns weigh, fully loaded and ready to go.

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

Thanks, now I know that 1911 doesn't REALLY weigh a ton at the end of the day... :-)