“According Abood the average gun fight lasts 3 seconds and it is at 7 feet. So no need for the 18 - 19 shooters.”
What if the confrontation does not conform to averages?
What if the bad guy has friends?
An acquaintance of mine was a Federal Agent and a pistol competitor and he got into an exchange of fire with a perp at contact distances and they both missed.
Hope is not an effective defense strategy.
I have to agree that you just don’t need a high capacity gun for self defense.
If it makes you feel comfortable, go for it. As far as I’m concerned, it is a lot like buying gold plated car insurance rather than just the solid 100/300 full coverage. The full coverage will work in 99% of instances and is a lot cheaper, so I don’t tend to bother with covering that 1% outlier.
Same for a carry gun. Rather than suffer something bulkier and heavier and less comfortable as a just in case for that 1% outlier, I would be very comfortable with 6 rounds in a gun since almost all encounter are quick and brief.
I continue to read about home invasions where groups of perps tend to scatter immediately at the 1st bang. It is not as if they are a rifle squad intent on achieving their objective through a hail of incoming fire.
I would bet that a gun with blanks in it would stop 9/10ths of all confrontations from being followed through. I mean, just presenting a gun on a perp who isn’t expecting it is enough to get them to flee much of the time. Hearing a “bang” takes care of most of the rest.
Again, I’m not advocating carrying a starter pistol, but if everyone was able to carry a small concealable 6 shot firearm, there would be very few encounters that ended poorly for the crime victim. Very few.
But there are still many people out there who want the peace of mind to be able to hold off a truckload of amped-up determined attackers, so go for it. As long as you find it comfortable enough to actually carry that big hogleg every hour of every day so you have it when you need it, then go for it.
For my part, I would be far more likely to carry that small light 6 shooter around all the time, than that big double stack full-grip job. But that is just me.
Most likely all shootings have their own “Norm” unto them selves. As far as accuracy is concerned, once law enforcement made the switch from revolvers to pistols their accuracy fell by almost 50% as they used the “Spray n’ Pray” shooting technique.
Also with a revolver you do not need to wonder or second guess yourself as to did you rack the slide, is it on safe or is it ready to go. Those are things that can really screw up a gun fight. My wife and daughter both carry revolvers(.357) because they do not want to have to remember all that goes with a pistol for it to work.
As far as if the perp brings friends, Well Maybe your hypothetical means your screwed.
You can read over and over again in the NRA mag’s where 70 - 88 year old’s are taking on two plus and dropping the home invaders, so if they can do it so should we be able to.