How important is magazine capacity in choosing a handgun, and why? I sorta take the 1911 as my basic standard. As long as it holds seven or eight rounds, I'm good. If I were really worried about it, I'd carry an extra magazine or two on my belt, but I don't. Seems a little excessive. Oh, there's probably more ammo in the car if I get caught away from home when the zombie war breaks out, but as a general rule I'm fine with seven rounds on my person. It's not that I've never had the option of carrying more ammo. I've had a couple of Hi-Powers, a Glock 23, and a Para Ordanance P-14, but never really took to them as a daily carry gun, which, as stated elsewhere, for the last 15 years or so has usually be a Springfield 1911 or a .40 Firestar. It actually seemed weird that the Glock held so many rounds. I'd look at the filled magazine and think "what am I gonna DO with all these extra bullets". So . . . how many bullets do you think you need, and WHY?