6 rounds Of capacity is yet another reason to steer clear of the .38. If youre going to be owning a full sized pistol for self defense/range gun, I always recommend a glock 17 or 19. I see them go for 350/400 used often.
I am a revolver guy but I do agree. Capasity is a huge bonus. There are 8 shot revolvers that would shoot a 38 but they are big guns and an automatic would hold at least that many rounds if not more.
Shot placement is everything! I would rather take a round of 50BMG to the foot than a 22short to the base of the skull.
all 26 of my guns are 45/70 govt, 357 mag, 22 or 12 ga... I believe in keeping it simple. Wish my wife did as well...