For me, on any given average day, the time to reload would probably be on the order of well..... several tens of seconds at best.Nope... we all did that drill. Was fun.
At six assailants, I'd better be able to pick out the leader quick, and hope the rest scatter.An extra mag (or more) goes deeper than just the extra number of rounds on hand. It also accounts for the possibility of a mag malfunction.
But back to capacity... and your quoted comment above... Is that assuming one assailant? What about six assailants?
I think it's fair to say that I'm not RAMBO, and have no misgivings about it.Surviving a meat grinder through hope and a prayer just isn't something I'd ever rely on. Training, more training, lots of practice using those trained skills till the gun in hand is just an extension of the hand, not something you're just holding.
Or one could rely on luck almost exclusively if one chose to as well. Not in my world of course, but everyone has to live in their own world.
I've made the decision that being armed (period. 100% in all allowed locations / situations) is about the best I'm going to personally pull off.
So what you seem to be suggesting is, you're not a "gun guy", just someone who carries a gun with a false sense of security. I'm not surprised, many here are of the same flavor.
That's a fair point.Come on Bro; I was 72 last week, and carry multiple spare mags every day. I hope I don’t need that many, but if I do; I’ll be damn glad I have them. Plus, the quickest way to remedy a malfunction with a bottom feeder is with a mag change.
Now, like you; my carry and range guns never malfunction. BUT, if they ever do (at the worst possible time in my entire life); I’ll be prepared…
Look no further than the back sides of the baffles at the FWC range.I'm "shootin" for 99.9%!
I will agree that what we commonly see at public ranges is fairly alarming... in terms of an utter lack of knowledge and skills.