Skip to comments.Gun Talk: Ten Rounds In A Magazine May Not Be Enough – Firearm Realities (Update)
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.
Ive caught a few posts during the last week concerning the number of rounds a pistol magazine can hold. Its 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 Cheneys comment about the same.
(Excerpt) Read more at radioviceonline.com ...
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.
I better buy a Draco while can.
He related to me that his dad told him once, when there was trouble, to "just put lead in the air, Jimmie".
>>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.
I, for one, am sick of being blamed every time another "gun incident" pops up.
Government is too freaking big at every level.
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.
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.
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.
No. My trainer says otherwise.
*IF* you have drawn, you have made a [legal and moral] decision to employ deadly force to stop a threat. Not “get away.”
There may be more than one perp to deal with.
MOST people have NEVER had to fire their weapon in real life - ie AT a human who is threatening them, moving, out in the open, an so on. MOST shots WILL miss. You may need a reload to stay alive. (even if it is to run away)
So, if you HAVE made the decision to draw, you are **NOT** doing so to threaten. You are doing so because the situation requires you to use deadly force to protect life and property.
I am taught to never draw and point my weapon at a human unless I MUST and INTEND to use deadly force to ELIMINATE a threat.
Back to you ;-)
“A handgun is for defense only. You use it to get away from a gunfight.”
I only plan to use it to fight my way to my shotgun.
How I responded to a lefty regarding magazine rounds:
1) Shouldn’t ‘people of color’ be allowed to defend themselves from a group of 18 armed rednecks that always get guns like a crackhead can get smack???
2) Shouldn’t females who wish to exercise their reproductive rights, be allowed to defend themselves, with a gun with enough ammo against the Christian Taliban reacting to Sarah Palin’s angry rhetoric??
3) A gay person should have enough rounds to defend themselves against the homophobic crowd often found in rural areas. No More Matthew Shepards please!!!
4) Shouldn’t a progressive liberal trapped in NASCAR country have a large enough magazine round to defend themselves from Southerners who wish to restart the Civil War???
Maybe it changed, he was saying double tap the chest and single tap the head with the 9 and the 45 was a single tap to the head.
You guys on the forums always keep on this stuff, I don’t. That being said, I am sure there is a valid reason to have extended mags.
When I was in the service, we had 9 shot mags which were only loaded with 5 cartridges. In training we were told that the mags had a propensity for jamming when carrying cartridges for a long time in a full mag (they were only removed from the mag once per week for inspection). We were told that the spring when compressed for long periods of time would not reliably provide enough force to push a cartridge in.
Is this a reason for extended mags as well?
Very well said B.
You are a great tactician!
lol! Love it!