Originally Posted by Crazycastor
Wait till your in a fire fight, then you will think twice about having 9 or ten rounds. More the better if your trying to protect yourself or your loved ones.
If I'm in an honest to goodness firefight, I want my AR or a maybe a shotgun, to hell with the compact carry pistol.
As it stands, I live in a reasonably safe place where shootouts in the street are the exception rather than the rule. Everything is a compromise, including capacity.
The odds are against me having to draw down on someone. Assuming I beat those odds, then the chance that I'm going to need to actually fire the weapon are fairly small as well. Then assuming I'm forced into firing the weapon, the odds of needing much more than the average 2 to 3 rounds per SD shooting are fairly small. My carry setup is 7+1 with a reload.
I tend to view my concealed carry gun as more of a starter's pistol for my evacuation from the immediate area of a confrontation. It's not my job to clean up the streets in that one single confrontation, I just need to escape alive.
Roy, UT is a real hotbed of evil as well.
Originally Posted by trip286
That's right! I know I get into extended firefights every other day on the mean streets of West Monroe Louisiana. This place is like ****ing Fallujah, or *shudder* Detroit!
Read that in green.
If I lived in some liberal run metropolitan cesspool I might rethink my choices.