I think it's probably enough but that said, I keep a 15rd auto myself ... especially for home protection. I'll sometimes carry just 8 or 10 in a .380 (Bersa) but never for home use.
My only other thought is that if you think you might need more than 8 shots so you carry a reloader ... then you should be carrying a gun that holds more than 8 rounds. There are lots of great auto's out there that fill the bill and the time spent reloading as well as adding another chance to mess up, that could get you killed. IMO - reloading is for after the fight.
597 VTR, because there's so many cans and so little time!
Last edited by pgdion; November 6, 2012 at 05:09 PM.