Lightest full size 9mm double stack?


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G.A.Pster
June 8, 2011, 12:49 AM
I was wondering what is the Lightest full size 9mm double stack?

I figure "full size" as having at least a 4 inch barrel and a full size grip.


Just going by specs off the manufactures’ websites, these are the lightest I’ve found so far, anything lighter out there I haven't seen?


(not sure if they’re weighed with the empty mag or not)

FN FNX
21.9oz. empty

Glock 17
22.04 oz. empty

S&W M&P
24.00 oz. empty

FN FNP
Weight: 24.7 oz. empty

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Roughneck08
June 8, 2011, 01:13 AM
Glock 17 easy. Too many after market parts and accessories. So easy to maintain and shoot mags are everywhere. No frills awesome handgun.

TenMillimaster
June 8, 2011, 01:24 AM
The Russian GSH-18 is just slightly lighter than the FN-x (20.46 ounces empty). Most of the other polymer-wonder nines I can think of and checked are heavier than the above pistols.

GLOOB
June 8, 2011, 01:28 AM
Glock 19
4.02" barrel
20.99 oz

Full size grip? How big are your hands?

chihuahuatn
June 8, 2011, 01:40 AM
Just weighted my Walther P99
Weight (empty): 21.2oz (30.2oz loaded approx, with 16rd mags)


Mike

NG VI
June 8, 2011, 11:34 AM
Pretty much all the polymers are going to be within a couple of ounces of each other, with the exception of the fat kids (USP at something like 28 ounces unloaded, and Ruger's P-95 can't be much lighter). Will one ounce matter that much to you, or should you go with the pistol that fits your use best? They will also pretty much all be solid, dependable guns, so personally I go with things like trigger I like best, and which one has the best grip/capacity ratio, like the Glock 19 or FNP-9M.

Capacity isn't everything, but I like an efficiently designed pistol, and one without a super long grip.

Fishbed77
June 8, 2011, 01:55 PM
Just weighted my Walther P99
Weight (empty): 21.2oz (30.2oz loaded approx, with 16rd mags)


Mike

You beat me to it. I was pretty sure the full-size P99 was lighter than all the guns the OP posted.

Effigy
June 8, 2011, 02:09 PM
Don't really see the advantage of a lightweight full-size pistol for a civilian since it's likely to be a range gun or HD gun, and in those roles extra weight will improve shootability. For a soldier or officer that will carry it all day I can see the utility though.

As NG VI said, a couple ounces difference on a 20+ ounce gun is negligible, especially once it's fully loaded. As long as it's in the 20-25 ounce range it's going to feel about the same to carry, so I would look at other features to decide which gun you prefer.

NG VI
June 8, 2011, 02:50 PM
Changing from 115/124 to 147 grain loads will make more of a difference in weight than the one ounce difference by the way.

mgmorden
June 8, 2011, 03:04 PM
For a soldier or officer that will carry it all day I can see the utility though.

I don't think how long they carry it makes a difference - PARTICULARLY a few ounces in this case. The only real benefit I've found in lighter weight carry guns is they tug on the pants less (ie, don't have to pull the belt as tight to keep the pants up :)). Particularly an issue with pocket pistols that I might throw in a pair of shorts that just have a drawstring and no belt loops.

As far as the weight actually being an issue for just toting it around though? I can't see that being an issue outside of Desert Eagles and .500 S&W revolvers :).

harmon rabb
June 8, 2011, 03:05 PM
The FN's are more G19 sized than G17 sized. :shrug:

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