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Heaviest EDC (CC)?

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by Lior, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. Lior


    Jul 23, 2004
    Dear GTers, since getting a CZ SP01 Shadow (one of the world's sexiest guns), I have carried it a few times IWB in a Remora. Despite weighing about 2.5 lbs, I found CCWing it comfortable, save sitting down in a few cases.

    Any of you guys have similarly heavy EDCs they care to tell about and their comfort level? I'm talking about 1911+ weight. My contention is that if you have a jolly good belt and holster, the weight of the gun is immaterial as far as comfort is concerned.

    And by the way, the Shadow is an absolute joy to shoot!
  2. bluejackets92fs

    bluejackets92fs I have bad aim

    Oct 23, 2010
    SW Ohio
    A good belt and holster go a long way for carry. My crossbreed supertuck is good because it disperses the weight across a wide area with the 2 clips for support. I've carried a SW1911 and my 92fs in one and never felt the weight once. I still stick to my 26 just because it is easier to conceal.

  3. Seraph


    Feb 21, 2009
    TN, USA
    This one weighs 45oz, loaded with 8 230gr Golden Sabers. The weight makes a lot of people balk, but it doesn't bother me in the slightest way. Good holster and belt makes it ride like a dream.

  4. mrsurfboard

    mrsurfboard The Anti-Glock

    May 23, 2010
    Wow, I have a aluminum frame, 4 inch Kimber that I carry sometimes. That's about as much weight as I would want to carry and that's with a Crossbreed and a gun belt.
  5. kahrcarrier

    kahrcarrier FAHRENHEIT

    Jan 8, 2004
    Southern IN
    The heaviest gun I carry is a Sig 229. I use a Ryan Grizzle OWB holster and a belt by RafterS.

    Their colors don't match, but hey, no one can see them through my shirt. Not even the Fashion Police. :supergrin:
  6. GeorgiaRedfish

    GeorgiaRedfish Senior Member

    Jun 29, 2010
    Right behind you...
    I carry a fullsize all steel 1911, and I have a good holster, and a cheap walmart belt. Never have a problem
  7. SuperSleuth


    Feb 27, 2010
    The heaviest gun I carry is my 3" S&W 65. All steel construction, weighs about 34-36oz unloaded, if I'm not mistaken, putting it in line with a steel Commander's weight. It gets carried in a Wraith IWB holster by Seth's Gun Leather on a 1.5" Beltman belt. I've worn it as long as 16 hours with excellent comfort. With IWB the belt and holster are important, but so is getting pants that fit correctly while wearing one's gear.
  8. fastbolt


    Jun 9, 2002
    CA Central Coast
    Depends on the size of the handgun, I'd think.

    I never could find a belt or holster which made my 6.5" 629 or 5.5" Redhawk .44's feel as though their weight became "immaterial".

    Even with a great holster design my 5" 1911's and the issued 4566TSW (4.25", all-steel) could be uncomfortable when it came to getting in & out of cars & various chairs throughout the day. The weight increased over the length of a 10-18hr day, as well.

    There's something to be said for lighter weight metal-framed compacts and plastic guns, in general, in this regard.

    Then again, a poorly designed holster can make virtually any handgun feel unwieldy, ill-balanced and uncomfortable on the hip. ;)
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2011
  9. Golddog


    Nov 26, 2003
    Parkton, MD
    I've worn a 3" S&W 66 revolver for hours in a leather IWB without any problems, and my CZ 75B, at 45 oz. loaded, rides quite comfortably in either an HBE leather IWB or an M-Tac kydex IWB.

    I'm skinny, at 5'11" and 150 lbs., so it doesn't take an NFL lineman to pack a heavy gun.
  10. cowboy1964


    Sep 4, 2009
    About 34-36 oz is the heaviest I want to go for regular carry, and <= 30oz (like a Glock 19) is really terrific.
  11. The heaviest gun I EDC is my SIG P226 enhanced elite. It's a hell of a large gun but I manage it well with a good holster and belt.
  12. BuckyP

    BuckyP Lifetime Member

    Feb 1, 2005
    I've got a good belt (Mitch Rosen) and good holster (TT Gunleather), but I still feel the weight of my Kobra Carry over my G30 or P2000SK.
  13. NWGlocker


    May 11, 2011
    Heaviest I have gone with is a SP101 in a Crossbreed SuperTuck and it was fine. Wearing a Wilderness instructor belt and I couldn't even tell it was on. I prefer my G33, but it weighs less than the SP.
  14. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

    Mar 14, 2005
    In the winter I carry my P226 and a spare magazine concealed. Of course it takes a jacket, button up shirt, or fleece pullover to conceal but it rides just fine.

    I carry in a Don Hume leather holster and either a Beltman 1.5" or 5.11 1.75" with the internal stiffener.

    It is comfortable to carry, but I carry a 20lb duty belt at work, so just a gun and reload seems light as a feather to me.
  15. KiloBravo

    KiloBravo Lifetime Newb

    My previous carry gun was a full sized steel framed 1911. My current and probably permanent carry is a Glock 17 with an attached TLR-1 light. I have used IWB holsters for each, along with at least one spare mag, leatherman multi tool, and cell phone, all held up by a 1.75" kydex reinforced Blackhawk instructor style belt. Everything conceals fine under a tshirt that I wear one size larger than usual.

    I honestly am not bothered by, nor do I notice some weight on my belt. It is all very comfy.
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2011
  16. herose


    Jun 13, 2006
    A full size 1911 in a Comp-tac Minotaur all day with a Wilderness Instructor belt. Doesn't bother me in the least.
  17. dnuggett

    dnuggett PRO 2A

    Feb 28, 2005
    DFW TX
    Sig 229 in .40 and a spare mag. No bother.
  18. cowboywannabe

    cowboywannabe you savvy?

    Jan 26, 2001
    after years of that 20 pound gunbelt, an all steel full sized gun with a spare mag is almost unnoticable....:cool:
  19. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

    Mar 14, 2005
    Well, I was lazy today and carried a jframe OWB with speed loader. I certainly felt naked with that rig on.:supergrin:
  20. In my younger days I carried a S&W Mdl 58 (N-frame .41 Mag, 41 ounces empty) as a duty gun and plainclothes/off-duty without much trouble. Don't know that I would like it much today, though.