Deliberately: left a lot of fudge factor to make sure “5%” does include all the CCWers. In the engineering world, we allow for ignorance using a more-or-less common 2.5x of the portion that is known; usually that’s enough. And there’s one State, IIRC, that had a 3% of eligible Citizens either holding a CCW license or responding “Yes” to polling regarding carrying most of the time. The number impressed me ... apparently the metric counted not so much.3% carrying would be a very high number. I suspect the real number is below 1%.
IMHO anyone who carries a magazine fed handgun and doesn't carry a spare mag is a fool. That's my opinion and I'm sticking to it.
As previously written on 1911forum many times:
- since a previously reliable magazine‘s floor-plate folded under recoil, spilling the loads on the ground: a spare magazine
- since a previously reliable firearm’s trigger suddenly stopped resetting: a spare trigger (already installed)
Two is one; one is none. Taught me, IIRC, by a protoge’ who went on to become a U.S. Navy S.E.A.L. and came back, after separating, to involve me in serious defensive firearm training. A whopping case of casting your bread on the water. However, I leave to each their own: don’t like being called names for carrying a spare; so won’t do the same to somebody whose judgement is that a J-frame and no re-loads is enough. They’re probably right.