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How many bullets are enough?

This is a discussion on How many bullets are enough? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by gold40 Notwithstanding the many comments here, I feel very safe with 5 rounds of .38 Special in my S&W revolver. In 50+ ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gold40 View Post
    Notwithstanding the many comments here, I feel very safe with 5 rounds of .38 Special in my S&W revolver. In 50+ years, including U.S. Army service, I have never needed to point a loaded weapon at anyone, much less fire in self defense.

    I guess it depends on where you live, work, or visit.

    Some people get wrapped up in MACHO BRAVADO and EXCESS testOSTERONE. If you feel like more of a man because you are carrying two extra magazines, then by all means do so....

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    Well, I'm a female and I carry 2 extra mags.

    And I have no macho bravado OR excess testosterone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gold40 View Post
    In 50+ years, including U.S. Army service, I have never needed to point a loaded weapon at anyone, much less fire in self defense.
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    I have to ask where did you serve while in the Army? I wonder because in the 50 years since 1959; I can think of a number nasty firefights in at least 3 diffferent combat zones.

    But hey, they guys at the front needed you guys at the rear!!

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    EXCESS testOSTERONE
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    This happened Friday afternoon in St. Louis at the exact time I was meeting with my lawyer 3 miles from the scene of the shooting:

    STLtoday : St. Louis police say 35 shots fired, man killed

    That is why I carry more than a 5-shot snubby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unloved View Post
    Really? So I guess my 55 rounds mean I'm screwing up somehow, huh?
    My original comment had more to do with situational awareness than anything else. NEVER did I say anyone was screwing up, you said that. Reading what is written and reading with your personal emotions will cause you to become offended often.

    Power to anyone who wants to carry 55 extra rounds, I just don't personally feel the need. I really don't think anyone is going to get two or three mag changes before they are in deep do-do therefore one extra is good enough for me.

    I guess some are reading way past my meaning in my original post and coming up with the opposite of my thoughts. That's okay as long as you do not think I'm trying to be offensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gold40 View Post
    Some people get wrapped up in MACHO BRAVADO and EXCESS testOSTERONE. If you feel like more of a man because you are carrying two extra magazines, then by all means do so....
    That is So funny. I carry two spares for my PT140 and I wish I had excessive testosterone; I suffer from testosterone deficiency.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rottkeeper
    NEVER did I say anyone was screwing up, you said that.
    I can read. I know what you said, and I know what I said.

    Quote Originally Posted by rottkeeper
    I will say if you are carrying 45-46 rounds maybe you are going someplace you don't belong.
    I often (not always, but most of the time) carry more than 45-46 rounds. What does the amount of ammo I carry have to do with whether or not I'm going someplace I don't belong? Are 44 rounds OK? If I carry 44 rounds, that means I don't go places where I don't belong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by unloved View Post
    Really? So I guess my 55 rounds mean I'm screwing up somehow, huh?
    was a sarcastic attempt to point out the absurdity of your 45-46 comment. You responded with "Could be." Doesn't really sound like not trying to be offensive.

    Quote Originally Posted by rottkeeper
    I just threw out what I was thinking, it's easy to be offended if that's what your looking for.
    Quote Originally Posted by rottkeeper
    Reading what is written and reading with your personal emotions will cause you to become offended often.
    Not offended at all. Just curious how you arrived at your numbers.
    What's your hangup with being offensive and people being offended anyway?

    Quote Originally Posted by rottkeeper View Post
    Could be, I don't know you. But if more is better is your thing then why not 110?
    55 total (not extra, 13+1 in my xd .45, two 13 round reloads, 7+1 in my P3AT, one 7 round reload) is what I can carry concealed, conveniently, and comfortably. If anyone else can carry 110 rounds, good for them. I certainly wouldn't tell them they're doing something they shouldn't.

    Quote Originally Posted by rottkeeper
    That's okay as long as you do not think I'm trying to be offensive.
    If not being offensive is your thing, why not refrain from taking shots at people who carry more ammo than you deem appropriate?


    Quote Originally Posted by rottkeeper
    I just don't personally feel the need. I really don't think anyone is going to get two or three mag changes before they are in deep do-do therefore one extra is good enough for me.
    Cool. It's a personal choice. I won't tell you that you may be naive in your choices. Don't imply that the amount of ammo I carry means I go places I don't belong. Don't cast aspersions on my character based on what I choose to carry. I'll reciprocate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unloved View Post
    I can read. I know what you said, and I know what I said.


    I often (not always, but most of the time) carry more than 45-46 rounds. What does the amount of ammo I carry have to do with whether or not I'm going someplace I don't belong? Are 44 rounds OK? If I carry 44 rounds, that means I don't go places where I don't belong?

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    was a sarcastic attempt to point out the absurdity of your 45-46 comment. You responded with "Could be." Doesn't really sound like not trying to be offensive.




    Not offended at all. Just curious how you arrived at your numbers.
    What's your hangup with being offensive and people being offended anyway?


    55 total (not extra, 13+1 in my xd .45, two 13 round reloads, 7+1 in my P3AT, one 7 round reload) is what I can carry concealed, conveniently, and comfortably. If anyone else can carry 110 rounds, good for them. I certainly wouldn't tell them they're doing something they shouldn't.


    If not being offensive is your thing, why not refrain from taking shots at people who carry more ammo than you deem appropriate?



    Cool. It's a personal choice. I won't tell you that you may be naive in your choices. Don't imply that the amount of ammo I carry means I go places I don't belong. Don't cast aspersions on my character based on what I choose to carry. I'll reciprocate.
    You need a chill pill, see ya later.
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    I would look at any PD in the US that has had its Detectives carrying 5 shot revolvers. Look at the percentage of hits and one sees why a Speed Loader w/5 extra rounds is an operational must.

    I do carry a 5 shot regularly, but never w/o a reload.

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    If the amount of ammo you carry is related to making sure you are prepared I ask the question, How many spare tires do you carry in your car?

    Don't now the statistics but i bet you're more likely to get a flat then you are needing x number of reloads or even your weapon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bm7b5 View Post
    I'm comfortable with a 5-shot revolver with no extra ammo. Actually, I'm comfortable not carrying a gun at all. In my life circumstances, the chance I'll need to fire a gun in self defense is very low. The chance I'll need to reload is even lower. The cheeseburgers I eat are a greater threat to my health than bad guys trying to get me.
    I sure wish I lived in your safe area.
    opps, you did say Seattle, right?
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    As an NRA certified Instructor for 20+ years I always preach a spare load.

    When you need it, you MIGHT need it a lot!

    Depending on my activity I may carry more than a single reload. Around town and knowing I'll most likely skirt true "Indian Country" it's only one spare mag or speed loader (for my M642 S&W) But if I'm on a trip or leaving the county or heading to the keys, then I'm almost guaranteed more than one sp mag ON me and several more loaded into a vehicular B.O.B. to be grabbed in case a "dismount" is required under pressure .
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    Quote Originally Posted by tbrenke View Post
    I sure wish I lived in your safe area.
    opps, you did say Seattle, right?
    more affluent suburb, actually. When I do go into Seattle, I like a little more than my airweight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 21bubba View Post
    If the amount of ammo you carry is related to making sure you are prepared I ask the question, How many spare tires do you carry in your car?

    Don't now the statistics but i bet you're more likely to get a flat then you are needing x number of reloads or even your weapon.
    Apples and oranges. I carry one spare tire. If I get more than one flat, I'll call AAA. If I do need a pistol, or my extra ammo, I'm going to need it right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 21bubba View Post
    Don't now the statistics but i bet you're more likely to get a flat then you are needing x number of reloads or even your weapon.
    Ah, if probabilities were the only issue. They're not, of course.

    Being without a spare tire is a mere inconvenience. Grab the phone, wait for a ride, whip out the thumb and beg for a ride, start walking, whatever. There are plenty of substitutes, more or less, for getting you where you need to be.

    However, being without enough ammo when needed can result in an entirely less joyful outcome. There are no good substitutes for a shortage of ammo. That puts this problem in a class all by itself. Being caught short of ammo when needed is far more comparable to having 200ft too little rope on a cliff climbing excursion, than merely having no spare tire on the highway during the morning commute.

    The point is, those who carry extra ammo do so for reasons of reliability and no good substitutes. There is no denigration or denouncement of others for not doing similarly (at least, not from this end of the pool). To each his/her own. Whatever works.
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