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As t3h wifey and i were going over tactical home defense plans today - i noticed that a rather large weight difference from my 1300 defender and 870 security

1300 defender is stock right outa da box 18" bbl = 7.0 lbs empty

870 security has surefire forend and speedfeed 3 stock 18" bbl = 8.5 lbs empty


i even took the batteries out of the surefire forend before weighing them on a digital scale

1.5 pounds doesnt sound like much until you hold it in a firing position for extended periods of time


the interweb provided these weights for comparison:

1300 defender = Weight (Empty): 6.9 lbs

870 express = Weight (Empty): 7.5 lbs

590 milspec = Weight (Empty): Not Available
 

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My 870 is going to weight, way less than 7.5lbs. :D
 

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Thats the price you pay for having a steel reciever over an aluminum one. Its also why you less steel framed pisols and more alloy and polymer guns.
 

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BTW.......my Winchester 97 tench gun repro(all steel, 20in barrel) weights more than my 28in barreled CZ semi auto with an alloy reciever.


I have had a 28 in barrel Franchi in my hands that weighed 5.9 pounds. That winchester is around 8.5, which is not bad since I had a very old(1950s) FN Browning shotgun that weighed 11lbs once I took the wood off and put a synthetic stock on it. I carried it around hunting for a year, and sold it as fast as it would go out the door.
 

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In a home defense gun the weight isn't a real factor other than it's less painfull to pratice with the heavier gun. If the gun is used in a HD scenerio the last thing on your mind will be the weight of the gun wether it be 12 ounces or 12 pounds.
 

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Jeremy said:
In a home defense gun the weight isn't a real factor other than it's less painfull to pratice with the heavier gun. If the gun is used in a HD scenerio the last thing on your mind will be the weight of the gun wether it be 12 ounces or 12 pounds.

well it is if i expect t3h wfiey to be able to fend off bad guys

it was honestly a curious observation


makes you think before you bolts tons of crap onto a weapon
 

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MrMcCrackin said:
well it is if i expect t3h wfiey to be able to fend off bad guys

it was honestly a curious observation


makes you think before you bolts tons of crap onto a weapon
All of my home defense stuff is simple and clean.
 
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