I carried a 6" Dan Wesson Model 15-2 8 hours a day, for years without a thought about it being "too heavy". I had cuffs, a speedloader with 6 rounds, (Until it broke when I fell on it), a sap, and big pocketknife, a wallet, and car keys with a kubotan fob too. I don't get the "It's too heavy to carry" thinking at all. I could see it if you weigh 100 pounds, but if you're 200+, a pound or so extra is nothing.
Shields up! Waiting for flaming.