How many bullets are enough?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cj View Post
    How much fuel should an aircraft carry?
    I like the analogy. The quick answer. MAX!
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    Wink Same here but with a caveat...

    Quote Originally Posted by RugerSP101 View Post
    I have 5 shots in the Ruger and a 6 shot speed strip. If I need more than that I guess Ill have to negotiate or run.
    I sometimes carry a Smith M642. 5 in the cylinder as well. I also carry the single speed loader, giving me 10 rds total. If I think I'm going to be cutting thru "Indian Country" then I carry a different weapon and thus more ammo of a harder hitting nature. I also always carry an alternate less lethal option too. Either a knife or a stun device or my beloved "Travel Wrench" Kerambit impact weapon. IMPACT KERAMBIT - SHOMER-TEC All of which gives me some initial options on getting out of harms way before I really MUST draw. One thing is certain, if you do draw and subsequently run out of ammo, nobody on the opposing side is going to be in much of a mood for negotiations!
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    Because whatever faith you follow, or don't, Fickle Lady Luck is alive and well on planet Earth, and she is followed by the Prophet Murphy.

    Carry extra ammunition and at least one extra magazine. Nobody was ever killed because they had too much ammo.

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    Does anyone have a reference to a published newspaper article where a non-LEO actually reloaded and fired the second magazine/cylinder in self defense?

    I've read a lot of newspapers, but have never seen this instance occur or be reported.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gold40 View Post
    Does anyone have a reference to a published newspaper article where a non-LEO actually reloaded and fired the second magazine/cylinder in self defense?
    Happens all the time, with LEO's.

    Check the FBI "Miami" shootout accounts, such as this one: click.
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    i think the key here is he said non-LEO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stoprilshoot View Post
    i think the key here is he said non-LEO.
    Ach. Missed that one, didn't I. Hm. Time to hit the sack, I guess. Whew.

    The only one I can think of in which a non-LEO expended more than one magazine full of bullets was a scenario posted here about ~6mos ago. A homeowner watched thugs coming inbound on his home to invade. He responded with his AR15 and a couple handguns, IIRC. Went through ~100+ rounds, and the invaders were repelled. Sorry, but I can't recall where that event occurred or much else about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TerriLi View Post
    I remember the rules of a gun fight.
    1. Bring a gun. Preferably, bring at least two guns. Bring all of your friends who have guns.
    Yea, I have a picture of just that
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    I know its a matter of to each his own, but when I get outta this hell hole and get back stateside, well I plan on having atleast one extra mag on me always. Plus a few other weapons of choice..

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