It feels great. It doesn't look as comfortable as it is and that was my biggest concern. But the top is very rounded, contours to my hand and it just has a very premium feel. I prefer more of a pistol grip over top grip. I am still very impressed by the insulation. Works way better than I expected. Heard a lot of people rave about the ESCO and the insulated Poco. Since I have all four seasons around here I bit the bullet and gave it a shot. Well, my wife got it for me for Christmas. Black Friday sale helped. I believe the weight is similar to stock. I have the short throw kit and all the bushing upgrades and that made a massive difference all on it's own. Didn't need any additional weight after that. With stock throw I could see more weight being helpful.