I don't know that it makes a big difference to me. In 9mm 10 rds vs 15+ rounds = ?? I don't feel safer w. > 10 rds. For my 357 revolver, 7 rds seems adequate in any reasonably conceivable situation. And, for you 1911 .45 ACP enthusiasts (with whom I have an affinity), 7 rds has always seemed acceptable. Just don't see it as a big deal; it's a PC issue more than a practical one.