High Capacity Hogwash

 Opinion:  High Capacity Concealed Carry is an Oxymoron.

Ruger LCR

Ruger LCR

Ok, I never understood some people’s desire to carry 40+ rounds concealed, much less actually being able to conceal it.  If you’re LEO, maybe… but I was, and I always carried a single stack .45 or 9mm off-duty and one extra mag.  Never felt that I needed more than 15 rounds.

Now that my mindset has changed, I’ve gone even more minimalist.  A five shot 357 magnum or for those lazy summer days, a five shot .38 special, both with a speed-strip holding an additional five rounds.  My LCR clocks in at 13.5 ounces; you don’t even notice it’s there.  A revolver has curves, not 90 degree angles all over it, it’s comfortable, it’s reliable and it’s idiot proof when the poops hits the spinning blades.  Yes, it does take some practice to get used to a double action revolver, but when you do, I bet you that you’re trigger control will be so damn good that when you go back to a semi-auto, you’re gonna be the king ding-a-ling.

I’m not knocking you if you feel the need to carry an FNX 45 Tactical with a Trijicon RMR, a Surefire X300 and 3 extra mags, I’m just asking you WHY?  Are you gonna be the knight in shining armor for a busload of victims?  Are you über paranoid of a zombie invasion or have you just been watching too many movies?  Chances are, if you’re a civilian and you are going to need to reload during a gunfight, you’re already up shit’s creek without a paddle, and unlike my brothers in blue, your backup isn’t on the way.  If you need that many rounds, you’ve probably inserted your heinie in a bad situation.

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