C7 - gun on layaway, ammo at store.
Mercy! How did this thread degenerate into a debate about whether to carry a round in the chamber?
Back to the original topic: Indeed. There is no scripted gunfight. There is no average gunfight.
The late Paul Gomez was right about life in the modern USA; the fact a gunfight is occurring means that stats have already gone out the window. Mas Ayoob used the term "the gravest extreme" for a very good reason.
Be ready! When "it" happens, be sure to explosively shred the bad guy's script. Change HIS channel.
Forgive the randomness of my thoughts.