Yeah...exactly!17 & 33 round magazines?
I thought 10 rounds was supposedly all anyone needs. :bs2:
Shame we can't like a post more than once.Taurahe said:I agree that this story in in several ways earth shattering, but this is an exception, not a norm. I almost always carry a backup magazine, just because you never know. After serving two tours in Iraq, when the SHTF, you can do without everything except for more bullets. If I was that officer, I would have firmly planted my size 10.5 boot deeply in that doctors southern orifice for his remark.
BINGO. Yet our Benevolent Leaders want to relegate us to only 7 or 10 rounds.If a "master firearms instructor and a sniper on his department’s Tactical Intervention Unit" needs more than 10 or 15 rounds against one gunman, why wouldn't an average Joe need more, as well?
Boogie shoes don't outrun boolits, even if unencumbered by adequate amounts of ammo.Point # 1 we're not cops. Point # 2 if I run out of ammo I am putting on my boogie shoes and getting some distance between me & the BG. As mentioned the point of using a weapon is to come away alive. If I get a few hit to com & I run out of ammo what I need is three or four minutes for BG to bleed out.
Yeah but realistically, you're not carrying more than a 3 mags (including the one in it) for your main gun and a BUG at best, and if you are, you must live in a war zone. I hear all the time about how it's next to impossible to aim in a self defense shooting because of the adrenaline, this goes both ways (as seen by the BG in this scenario) of you manage to hit the BG COM with even one shot and hit the hills, I would bet upwards of 99 times out of 100 he's not going to be accurate enough to hit you as you run. I feel confident in my 15 rounds of 45acp that I carry daily, and if it turns out I ever need more, I've likely dug myself a hole I wouldn't get out regardless of how many extras I carried.Boogie shoes don't outrun boolits, even if unencumbered by adequate amounts of ammo.
At that point, they are the ones bugging out and I'm going to show the same determination this BG showed at trying to save them and God willing I'll be successful.I do wonder about capacity at times. Sometimes I carry a Semi auto with 14 rounds, but most of the time I carry a j-frame with one reload. I play the odds, I suppose - I'm not a cop, very unlikely I'll need to use my weapon, very unlikely I'll need even five.
But still I wonder at times.
For those that speak of bugging out - that's fine if you are by yourself, but often I have one or more loved ones with me. So it's not so easy to say you'd pop off one or two and then run away....
When is pulling one's weapon the "norm"? When being fired upon and actively trying to be killed by a perp.Well sir; when you can tell me when pulling your weapon is ever the "norm", I'm listening.
The real question is why our hirelings would rather that millions of upstanding citizens run out of ammunition, even if it kills us.Limiting magazine capacity to 5, 7, 10 or any number is just wrong........
It begs the question.......
Would you rather run out of ammunition when you need more or have ammunition left over after you needed it?