With proper practice and training, you shouldn't need more than one magazine. It's good to carry a spare though in case something gets jammed up in the 1st one.
With proper training, one might very well be able to perform one of those "Matrix" backflips as the bullets creep harmlessly by, but we're talking real gunfights here.
I carry at least 1 spare mag, 2 with the sub-compact.
...and to think this country was settled by men who carried single-shot pistols ! I find it enough of a chore to remember to strap on a gun and put on a jacket or long shirt to cover the holster . The chance I will need to reload is statistically slim, so I don't weigh myself down with extra magazines . I guess I like to live dangerously, venturing out with only 15 rounds to save me ( LOL) .
14 in the gun, one 13 round magazine. If I need more than that, I'd better be thinking exit strategy.
Well said sir.
I always carry two extra mags no matter what handgun i'm carrying. If i'm going out of town, I take my Kimber .45 and six extra 8 rounders fully charged and an extra sixty rounds just in case the SHTF while i'm on the beach and I have to navigate and possibly fight my way back through the ensuing chaos in order to get home.
"Tolerance is the Virtue of a man without Convictions" G. K. Chesterton
Considering the fact that the victim is the first one at the scene of a violent crime, I believe all law abiding citizens should be armed.