What is the minimum capacity for concealed carry handgun? Some are happy with a five shot wheel gun, others want a 1911 with one extra magazine but most seem to favor high capacity handguns and feel under gunned with anything else. I am talking about a civilian, not a LEO or military and I am talking about someone who carries daily for self, family and home defense. I have looked and read everything I can find and I have not seen anywhere where a civilian following legal rules of engagement for defense has run out of ammunition or even where someone had to reload. Yet I have found many “experts say the high capacity is necessary. Is five rounds enough? Eight? Fifteen?