I wonder if there are any statistics available indicating how often a reload is done during a legal defensive shooting.
Statistics in and of themselves are useless. They average the numbers, and if you use statistics to rationalize you choice then I think you are in for a surprise. How many single action six gun toting gents here only carry 5 and not 6? I know there are a couple here, you are stacking the odd's against you.
One of our own members undertook this task and I feel it is worth bringing to this discussion. I was critical, as I am of everything, that is just me.