This week I have been home from work because my whole family got the flu. The worst was my 4 month old son. I'm thankful he is better now and back to his old self. Because of him having the flu he wants to be held all the time. I held him all day and all night pretty much for most of the week. We went to the doctor and he weighs 15lbs 6ozs. When your up in the night your mind tends to wander sometimes. I got to thinking about the ACR weight at 9 lbs at a high and I've been carrying my son with mostly one arm at 15 1/2 lbs. My first thought was that guy on the youtube video doing an ACR walkthrough. He says if you can't handle the weight than go to the gym and grow a pair. The sad part is my wife holds him all the time when I'm at work, and we've got guys complaining about 8-9 pounds?!?! I actually think most are people that don't own or even held an ACR. It is a solid piece of instrument! You get what you pay for these days, and I am quite happy with my ACR. I knew when I was researching for a new black rifle that I wanted something different, something innovative and not new and not outdated. IMHO, it's the best 5.56 rifle out there even though there is no "multi" calibers. Does anyone else have the same thoughts? Or is it really that heavy and I'm just used to carrying heavier things.