- Oct 10, 2006
Well they offer the Phantom (Polymer framed) which they market as "lightweight."SP-01*
I don't think they market it as compact at all. The P-01, on the other hand, maybe. I'm really just going back and forth between the SP-01 and the P-01. I'm not sure if its crazy to want an almost 2.5lb gun. But for some reason I just don't want the more compact P-01. I guess the argument could be made that I could just get the P-01 and carry it when I get my license, but to be honest I don't think it'd be the best for carry either.
And that's probably unloaded.Weight 1.800 lbs
Even the "Compact" P-01 is 1.75 lbs. The width is also obscene for a CC gun (1.38")
Wanting a 2.5 lb gun is fine, most 1911s fall into that category. For CC, not so much. Granted I do know a minority who carry a full-sized 1911 day-in/day-out; not sure why but they do it. *shrug* Carrying a daily brick I'm not likely to ever use doesn't sound fun to me, but to each his own.