My first rifle was a Model 94 and I still have it. It remains my favorite rifle. I think most gun owners will agree that the 94 is lots of fun to shoot. It is simple, dependable and a lot more accurate than it gets credit for. It will hold a total of eight rounds and is a great self-defense gun in the right hands. Many people think that a rifle like the AK-47 is the way to go just because it holds 30 rounds and can be fired fast. The AK-47 is also very simple and dependable but spraying bullets doesn't always get the job done. I am of the opinion that familiarization with a rifle and shot placement is the most important factor to consider. I would hate to be in a situation where I would need 30 shots available to have a chance. I have carried my 94 for my protection many times and felt pretty good about it. Besides, if I want to fire fast and often I have a Springfield NM M1A for that.