Originally Posted by melensdad
The M&P is a lighter weight gun than a 1911. The more weight on the belt the more you will appreciate a stiff gun belt. I've got both light and heavy guns, but when I carry a steel 1911, even a compact one, I use a real gun belt.
FWIW, the Smith M&P9c weighs 21.7 ounces while a Springfield Operator weighs (full size) weighs 42 ounces, but even the aluminum framed lightweight weighs 31 ounces.
I'll have to weigh my CD 1911 but I'm sure it's close to 42 ounces but when I say cheap belt it was under 20 bucks and it's an 1 1/4 wide and a 1/4 inch thick it just didn't cost me a small fortune to secure the holster.
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Last edited by silverado113; 03-08-2012 at 12:02 PM.