I carry three these days. My big S&W 50 (the hold maker) can turn a blank section of rock into an easy 5.4 with a few well placed shots. Heck, it doesn't weigh anymore than a Bosch drill for bolt holes and it doesn't need batteries. Old HMker balances out the weight of the pack on my back so I hardly notice it. The two side pieces (marmot plinkers) round out the load. I've never gotten over those furry little rats stealing my coffee while 15 miles back in the Winds.