Our church at Halloween we have a carnival type trick or treat thing for kids and I have strapped on my Colt Walker , Dragoon and a big Bowie knife , boots and cowboy hat for it few times . With those two horse pistols I almost need suspenders to hold my gun belt up . And after a few hours helping at the little booths and it's over those guns felt like weighed 50 pounds each . Most know that they were meant to be carried in holster over the saddle of the horse . My wife says instead of carried by a horse they were carried by a jacka** . She loves me so much .