Originally Posted by varmint_hunter
Having a debate a work about 6 rounds not being enough.
I carry a 4.25 inch 1911 - so I don't have but 7 rounds, 8 with one in the pipe, and I feel PLENTY comfortable carrying in any environment. I would carry a revolver, but John Browning created two of the best auto pistol platforms in the history of man, so why would I compromise the man I have so much respect and trust in?
In truth, a well crafted revolver will go bang EVERY time, and if you don't train regularly, it's a really good choice. It would take a ton of pressure to "set off" a revolver in your holster or a purse, it's reliable, it's convenient ( just point and pull ) plus you can get a decent size and weight weapon that launches hellacious rounds that will do a lot of damage.
Let me ask you this, if you were coming at someone with intent, you had a knife or a club or even a stolen handgun, if the person you intend to do harm too suddenly produces a gaping hole of a barrel pointed in your direction, are you REALLY thinking about finishing the task at hand, or getting the "F" out of harm's way?
Anything is better than nothing. Even the metal flag from a mailbox or an antenna from a nearby car in the event of short range H to H unarmed combat.
The human body is a remarkable design, but it is very susceptable to damage, so anything you can do to prevent that is better than not doing anything.