Automatic weapons Dec 31, 2008 5:50:33 GMT -5
Post by machfront on Dec 31, 2008 5:50:33 GMT -5
Guns are deceptive little beasts.
You're right. Most pistols do weight about the same. There isn't signifigant difference between a 39oz. 1911-styled pistol and a 27oz. Glock.
But you feel that difference. In your hand, when you shoot, especially when you carry.
I carry a Glock daily and personally, I can't imagine "lugging" around a "heavy" 30+ oz. pistol on my hip, or having to hold it up while shooting. It's weird.
The very same things can be said and felt of the otherwise minor differences in size. A pistol that's only less than an inch longer or less than 1/8 an inch thicker would feel too big for me and hard for me to dress around for concealability.
However, practice overcomes those sorts of differences. After a while you'd get used to the heavier pistol and it's behavior, just as you would if it were the other way around. Just as I mentioned upthread, I had to overcome my familiarity with thick all-steel pistols when I shot my first Glock. Just as I had to get used to the behavior of a double-action pistol's trigger pull and the change it goes through after the first shot when it transitions to single-action. And again, I had to get used to the double action only (such as the Glock) with it's heavier trigger pull (although consistent unlike standard double-action).
Little things mean a lot with firearms. It's impossible to quantify all these things in useable game terms. So, it's best to keep things very general and, as you mentioned, in a T&T/MSPE spirit of 'rule of thumb' sort of guidelines.