Back in my day we carried full sized 2 1/2# pistols. We were tougher back then, obviously, but kids today have to have the lightest, most scantilly clad pistol going. It has to be made of some space age wonder metal picked up from the fields around Roswell, New Mexico or it just isn't worth carrying. Is it becasue we want the exotic stuff or is it that we can't carry the weight?
Either way, I want you to know I can still pack a 40 ounce pistol and my pant's don't fall off. A good gun belt and well designed holster can make a big difference. I own many 44 and 45 caliber guns that are about 2.5 pounds each they can be carried anywhere I can go afoot and the pistol is the least of my burdon. I don't understand how it is that a 25 year old, riding a four wheeler, has to have a 11 ounce pistol or he is weighted down!