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Not at all. I carry a 5 shot revolver most of the time, so 8 seems like a lot. I've got a 70 series Gov mdl 1911 that I carry some, and I don't think a thing about it "only" having 8 rounds. But I grew up with revolvers, and that was long before these high cap semi's.
 

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Not at all. I carry a 5 shot revolver most of the time, so 8 seems like a lot. I've got a 70 series Gov mdl 1911 that I carry some, and I don't think a thing about it "only" having 8 rounds. But I grew up with revolvers, and that was long before these high cap semi's.
I guess thats the difference. My first gun was a glock 15rds of .40 then a g17 17rds of 9mm
 

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It doesn't bother me. I carry a variety of different guns depending on how I'm dressing, etc and those may have anywhere from 5 rounds to 16 rounds. I never feel bothered by how many rounds I have as long as I have some. Just my opinion...
 

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Nope; doesn't bother me -- they are BIG rounds!! :lol:
 

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Never bothered me, I've carried a 1911 for decades and never felt under gunned. Never needed all 7 rounds, and like Capt. said...they be BIG rounds. :)
 

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I will admit if you could design a 1911 single stack with 17 rounds of .45 ACP, I'd be all over it. ;) Since that won't be happening any time soon, I live with it.

Statistically, gunfights occur at 3 yards or less, with 3 rounds fired, within about a 3 second timeframe (source: Rangemaster, Memphis). So when the :shtf: it statistically won't require a full mag in the vast majority of the cases. Now, realizing that it can happen, I will carry an extra mag when going to places that make me nervous. Admittedly, I should have one everywhere I go, but I find ways to excuse it... "Well, I'm going to church..." or "Well, I'm going swimming..." or "Well, I'm going to the bathroom..." You get the picture.
 

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Never bothered me...my favorite handgun made is a Colt Lightweight Commander.

9 rounds {8 rd mag, one in the chamber} of warm, crunchity .45 goodness.

I too don't always carry a spare mag...unless I'm going to south Jackson or the like.
 

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doesn't bother me one bit. use to carry a stack-barrel derringer with only 2. I had something and thats what counts. 7 or 8 in hand is way better than hundreds at home IMO.
 

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Just a little side note.

I've noticed something over the years while out shooting with the boys. No matter what gun anyone is shooting, be it a 5 shot revolver or a high cap semi auto, most folks will stand there and shoot em til empty.

Now back on topic.
 

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I carry a 1911 on a daily basis, and I don't worry too much about firepower. After all, like someone else said, there's been many a time I've carried a 5-shot J frame S&W, so nine rounds of .45 seems like a quantum leap forward. I also practice with the 1911 a heck of a lot, and it's more accurate for me than the J frame. When I wear BDUs, I have two extra mags in the knife pocket, so I've got 9+8+8, exactly five times the rounds of the J frame, and a whole lot easier to load into the gun.

And yeah, I admit it: if I'm going to make holes in something, I want them to be BIG holes.
 

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I carry a 5 shot revolver with a speed strip, so that is 11 rounds total. So, no, I don't think 8 + 7 would bother me at all! I have also carried a derringer before, or nothing!
 

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Never has bothered me when I have carried a 1911 that it only had 7 or 8 rounds, If it takes more than 8 rounds it's time for me to run. :lol4:

I carry a 9mm now with only 8 rounds and don't worry about it.
 

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my PPS .40 is only 6+1 with a 7 round mag as an extra...

the 7 rounds at a time dont bother me one bit... if i carried a 1911, id have a spare mag, like i do with my pps, so you now have 16. :D
 

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If you cant solve it with 8 rounds of .45 ACP, you need to call in an air strike.

...ok so thats a stretch but it was fun to type.

No I dont feel uncomfortable at all with my 7+1 and I do usually carry one spare mag (sometimes 2). I figure that it still may be overkill considering that statistically gunfights usually end after 2 - 3 rounds are fired and I practice enough with my 1911 to end it in 5 rounds tops in a worst case scenario which is still less than 8 so I'm okay...unless of course the other guy practices more than I do.
 
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