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Gun Talk: Ten Rounds In A Magazine May Not Be Enough Firearm Realities (Update)
http://radioviceonline.com/ ^ | January 20, 2011 | Steve McGough

Posted on 01/20/2011 5:07:19 PM PST by Biggirl

Gun control advocates and even former Vice President Dick Cheney have suggested having 10 rounds available in a magazine for a semi-automatic pistol “seems” like enough to protect oneself, yet the argument is simply an extension of a random number that “seems” to make people feel better and has no relation to real-world situations.

I’ve caught a few posts during the last week concerning the number of rounds a pistol magazine can hold. It’s an emotional issue for many, but limiting the magazine capacity of semi-automatic pistols would not make a difference, and could put those defending themselves in a more difficult situation.

Rick Green at the Hartford Courant has brought this subject up twice (here and here) within the last week mentioning he tried to get an answer from Sen. Dick Blumenthal (D-Conn.) concerning a proposed limit. Ed Morrisey at Hot Air posted just today referencing Cheney’s comment about the same.

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1 posted on 01/20/2011 5:07:23 PM PST by Biggirl
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2 posted on 01/20/2011 5:09:34 PM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: Biggirl

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ls4Uq1aCiTA

Solves the problem.

Learn to reload. Carry an extra mag or two on your belt.

In the real world if you have time to draw in the first place, you likely have time to reload ... if you are practiced.


3 posted on 01/20/2011 5:11:53 PM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: Biggirl

I better buy a Draco while can.


4 posted on 01/20/2011 5:13:17 PM PST by Bringbackthedraft (The candidate they smear and ridicule the most is the one they fear the most.)
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To: Biggirl
The father of a friend of mine was a Texas Ranger. Jim still has his service gun, a Gold Cup 1911 believe it or not.

He related to me that his dad told him once, when there was trouble, to "just put lead in the air, Jimmie".

5 posted on 01/20/2011 5:14:06 PM PST by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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>>In the real world if you have time to draw in the first place, you likely have time to reload ... if you are practiced.

In the real world, if you NEED a reload you have already failed the First Rule of Pistols: A handgun is for defense only. You use it to get away from a gunfight.


6 posted on 01/20/2011 5:16:34 PM PST by Bryanw92 (We don't need to win elections. We need to win a revolution.)
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To: grobdriver
It's time to LEAVE GUN OWNERS ALONE.

I, for one, am sick of being blamed every time another "gun incident" pops up.

Government is too freaking big at every level.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2623044/posts

DE-FUND!!!

7 posted on 01/20/2011 5:17:46 PM PST by Jerrybob
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To: Biggirl

Isn’t the relative stopping power of a 9mm vs a 45 between 3:1 or 4:1?

Doesn’t this mean you have to 3 bullets in your semi vs 1 in a revolver to equal the required stopping power for one attacker?

If so, this means a mag of 10 is just sufficient for 3 attackers and either you need another mag or an extended mag to ensure that you have the same stopping power of the 45 revolver.

Not an expert, but I believe this was what was explained to me by my local gun expert a few years ago.


8 posted on 01/20/2011 5:17:48 PM PST by dila813
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To: Biggirl

Kel-Tec has a nice looking plinker that holds 30 rounds of .22 Magnum. Hopefully, they will make one that can fire .22LR as well.


9 posted on 01/20/2011 5:18:17 PM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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With modern bullet design and powders, the stopping power for a 9mm and a .45ACP are about the same. That being said, I still prefer a .45ACP.

The “one shot stop” capability of either round is less than 100%, this is why you shoot in pairs.

Another rule of gunfighting. If you know handguns will be used, bring a shotgun or rifle. As posted earlier, handguns are more for defense than offense.

10 posted on 01/20/2011 5:23:01 PM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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