Ok so your saying that the weight reduction of -6 is not enough to risk not having the total amount of rounds.
I don't really have a point. More a question.
I know my XD .40 is clearly heavier with a full 12 rounds in the magazine than it is empty. But plenty of people carry 5 shot revolvers concealed but have to deal with the bigger width.
But what about different combinations like maybe even 4 rounds in the magazine locked in the gun and then maybe a full twelve rounds in the 2nd magazine on the other side of the body. The 2nd magazine could be in a cargo shorts pocket.
I am really just looking for opinions on where the line might be with comfort and weight distribution ideas vs. negatives with messing with how much load one carries.