Oldmarksman: if there was a way for me to carry a high capacity full auto AR-15 in my hip pocket, I would. But that just is not feasible for most civilians. Most CCW permit holders are going to carry a small revolver or semi-auto pistol, with some of them carrying an extra mag of speed loader. Is that going to prepare you for every possible scenario imaginable? Of course not. We carry, train and practice in preparation for the most likely cases. In my area, that would be a mugging by one or two perps. In other words what is practical and appropriate for the average person. Perhaps you think those five fellows trying to rob the jewelry store were some brave young men. Believe me, they are par for the course.
Last edited by Rifleman1952; November 7, 2012 at 12:21 PM.