If someone could provide reasonable assurances I would only ever be dealing with one violent criminal, I might very well decide six rounds was enough.Do people carry higher capacities because they miss; or do they miss because they know they have so many more chances to hit?
My grandfather, b. 1902, carried his .410 shotgun to school every day, beginning around the third or fourth grade. His dad gave him one cartridge. If he hit his target, supper would be plentiful, as a good-sized rabbit provided meat enough several members of the family. If he missed, well, being the youngest of nine kids, seconds were hard to come by. Living on the farm, they always had plenty of fruits and vegetables, though. Often fresh, but at least canned during the winter.I think marksmanship was better, out of necessity, in the wheelgun days. Would be interesting to look up.
I may be marksmanship was better, out of necessity, all right, but in everyday tasks, such as procuring dinner. Gun duals were actually quite rare.