Originally Posted by Therapy
Same reason the Glock was invented. Works fine - lasts a long time - fewer moving parts
And it holds more than 6. Though I think the accepted number needed (statistically) is only 2.3 right?
Where I used to work, they used to keep a database of all of our shootings by year, with a brief report on every one of them, that went back about 15 years. There would usually be between 20 and 50 incidents a year.
Going through all of those incidents, (not counting the ones in Iraq and Afghanistan) I only found a handful of incidents where someone actually shot their gun dry and had to reload. Most were 1-3 rounds fired per person.
Another myth on stopping power, was how many people got shot, and didn't even realize it had happened, or kind of shrugged it off, until the gun fight was over. My partner was shot in the head
, then shot the guy who shot him, and then walked to the ambulance, and then was hospitalized for over a month in recovery and almost died. You would generally think that once someone gets seriously shot in the head
, that they wouldn't be a threat any more. Not always.