The Armed Citizen – A Five Year Analysis
Originally Posted by Rpg
I've never heard of a civilian situation in which more than a few shots were necessary, let alone a reload.
If anyone can point to such an event, I'll reconsider.
Reloading was required in only 3 incidents. One of those involved killing an escaped lion with a .32 caliber revolver, which was eventually successful after 13 shots.
It isn't that only "a few shots were necessary," it is the average encounter is 2.2 shots. The most shots fired in that study of 482 incidents was 20.
The study does not include data on incidents where the armed defenders were unsuccessful... Maybe they didn't bring enough ammo?