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    Default Is 6 rounds enough ?

    I conceal carry a Glock 42. I want to know if there has ever been a sudy or research done where 5 or 6 rounds proved to be not enough ammo in a situation where a weapon was pulled out for protection. I am wondering how rare or common some one needed more then 5 or 6 rounds?

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    Most "gun fights" are over with just a couple of rounds. With that said there are many where more are needed or have been used. So many factors play into it. How many bad guys, how good a shot you are in the situation etc.
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    There is no "right" answer! However, in an emergency situation where your life or that others is in imminent danger, massive statistics indicate that 6 rounds would be more than enough. I feel plenty safe with five. And, don't ask me where I came up with "massive statistics".
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    having a reliable trusted handgun that you can easily conceal and enables you to "never leave home without it".....and able to score hits consistently......is far more important than extended capacity in my opinion....

    5 or 6 rounds is fine by me with my revolvers......

    ask a 1911 guy and he will tell you 8......a glock 27 man and he will tell you 9.....and so on and so on.......they accept the ammo capacity limitations of the platform chosen......
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    If done correctly, you need one round for each bad guy encountered.
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    But with a huge adrenaline dump, that might not be easily accomplished. Better ti have more than you need and bring some home as opposed to needing more and they're sitting at home.
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    I carry 35 rounds.....because I can.

    Don't let someone here determine what you carry.....you carry what you're comfortable with.

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    Nobody ever went into a self defense fight wishing for fewer rounds.

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    I carry 10+1 in my carry gun with a spare 10rd mag for a total of 21 rounds. The average self defense scenario is over in a few second, only uses a few rounds, so on. But I don't carry to prepare for the average, I carry to prepare for the exceptionally bad, and to that end, I prefer to have extra ammo. Afterall, it's better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it.

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    I watch a lot of these guys vids and tend to find out that I agree with them on their views. Go to the 24.5 mark

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