Winchester’s New Win1911 Loads Work Well with Colt 1911

Brown grip, silver barreled Colt Series 70 with barrel pointing to the left on a white background.

While I do have a few good rifles and shotguns, I find handguns the most interesting. The handgun is fascinating functionally and operationally, and most interesting are those historically used to preserve the Republic. Simple pride of ownership is reason enough for owning the handgun, giving it a value beyond practicality.

Brown grip, silver barreled Colt Series 70 with barrel pointing to the left on a white background.
The Colt Series 70 is among the most revered designs in 1911 history.

My handgun is a 1911. The term 1911 once meant the Colt Army gun, although now the term encompasses dozens of makers and numerous variations of the 1911 theme. There is no handgun that suits me as well. I have been taken to task as to that choice more than once, and no matter how the argument is planned, or how skillfully the opponent measures his skill at linguistic jousting, he cannot persuade me to feel differently. Every year that goes by reinforces my faith in the 1911 pistol and, in fact, it seems that more and better 1911s are yet to come.

Why I Choose the 1911

I did not arbitrarily choose the 1911. I did not choose the 1911 because it is a good-looking gun or because it was expected. I recognized the 1911 for what it is. You simply cannot undermine the persuasive evidence in favor of it. If a Smith and Wesson Model 10 .38 Special revolver had been the ne plus ultra of handguns, I would have kept my old, heavy-barrel Military and Police. It was not. The Browning High Power was not, either; the low-bid, polymer-frame guns also are not. The 1911 offers the best combination of fighting pistol attributes of anything I have tested.

The term synergy comes to mind. Synergy is the interaction between elements or forces in a manner that makes the combination of those elements more effective than the individual elements operating separately. While I favor the 1911, I have not avoided firing every other type of handgun. I have gone through case lots of ammunition testing all types of firearms. I do not believe I wasted the ammunition because I learned a great deal about handgun construction and performance.

Handgun geometry is rather simple. The grip has to be comfortable and the controls in ready reach of the digits. The grip should be angled to present the sights toward the target. I discovered the 1911 early in my quest; just the same, I continued to test others. After 40 years, I concluded that nothing equals the 1911 in the important particulars. Few handguns even approach the deadly efficiency of the 1911 in trained hands.

The Benefits of the 1911

With the 1911 the best at what it does, we are led to ask what a handgun should do. The handgun is a personal-defense weapon, purely and simply. A threat is not enough, and the mere presence of a handgun is not enough. A handgun must be brought into action quickly and strike a powerful blow with some degree of accuracy. Speed and power are not negotiable, but accuracy requirements depend on the mission. I have seen few 1911s that are not accurate enough to save your life even at a long 50 yards. When you are under the terrifying oppression of fear, a 1911 is a great equalizer.

White box of Win1911 with red and blue lettering on the left, a Colt 1911 with brown grip and black barrel, pointed to the right, on a white background
Win1911 is a worthy combat and target load for a Colt 1911, or any other 1911.
  • The 1911 features an ideal blend of weight and balance.
  • The cartridge is the most powerful we are likely to be able to control well in a 40-ounce handgun and does well in handguns appreciably lighter than that.
  • The bore axis, or the height of the middle of the bore above the hand, is low enough that muzzle flip is limited.
  • There is little leverage for the muzzle to rise.
  • The controls are in the ideal location for rapid and sure manipulation.
  • The trigger press is straight to the rear.
  • The single-action trigger is among the great advantages of the 1911; it is well suited for service use and may be tuned to a very crisp let-off.
  • Durability is unquestioned.
  • The 1911 may be broken or mishandled, and it outlasts all except the most dedicated competition shooters.
  • The pistol stands tons of abuse and continue to operate. I have seen pistols with cracked frames and a broken barrel bushing continue to function.

The modern 1911 is a far different pistol than the one introduced in 1911 to the Army and available commercially in 1912. Just the same, a trooper who served in Mexico would instantly recognize the modern 1911 pistol. The 1911 is an enigma. A contemporary of the Ford Model T, the 1911 has outlived its competition and is a milestone of engineering expertise.

The pistol is as accurate as anyone can hold in its best examples.It fits most hands well, with a natural feel that seems inspired. Let me expound a little. The grip you affirm with the 1911 allows you to take control of the handgun, aim it correctly and recover it from recoil. The barrel should line up with the forearm and help propagate the locked wrist. The 1911 meets those requirements. Remember, once you have acquired a grip in the holster, you have to live with it throughout the firing sequence. There is nothing that feels like a 1911, and no grip as comfortable to the human hand.

The 1911 Saves Lives

Throughout the years I have interviewed many gunfight survivors. Those who used the .38 Special, .357 Magnum or 9mm relate the tactics they used and tell you what they did to survive. “I did this and prevailed” or “I managed to survive” are the common quotes. Those who use a 1911 will tell you that the gun saved their lives. They used the pistol competently, and the awesome efficiency of the 1911 stood them well. Trainers tell us shooters often perform at a fraction of their “range capacity” when engaged in a life-or-death situation.

I believe trained shooters retain far more of their learned capacity during a critical incident when they have trained with a 1911. A rough trigger and a grip that does not fit well are easily overcome on the range with practice and dedication, and you are lured in to false confidence. You may feel you are good enough for any defensive need. Are you?

The 1911 is simply a different breed. I have little patience with detractors of the 1911. They do not understand the equations involved and often have their own agenda contrary to logic. The 1911 is not a he-man’s gun, nor is it possessed of arcane properties. It is a good gun that men or women of average physical and mental ability can use well. In trained hands, a 1911 is a fighting handgun without equal. Do not let anyone convince you another modern handgun is the fast track to proficiency.

The 1911 is the jet stream.

Many give much weight to the fact that the 1911 is an American design used by American soldiers for many years and is still in service. Compared to a modern, low-bid polymer-frame pistol, the 1911 represents individuality. You may customize, personalize or paint it camouflage.

It is still a 1911—and is the finest fighting handgun ever built.

Winchester Ammunition and the 1911

2 boxes of Win1911 ammunition with red and black lettering.
Win1911 loads are clearly marked for applications.

America’s first military self-loader has become even more popular in the days since World War I. To me, Winchester and 1911 have always gone together. During the First World War, Winchester reached the unheard-of standard of one primer failure in 100,000 rounds. That standard became much higher as time went by, and Winchester produced accurate, reliable ammunition for serious use.

Winchester® Ammunition has now released The Win1911™ line as a functional ammunition line to accompany the M1911. The .45 ACP rounds are available with flat-nose, full-metal jacket (FMJ) or jacketed hollow-point (JHP) designs. The flat-nose FMJ rounds are built for high accuracy and affordability.

Throughout the years, the flat-point FMJ bullet has proven more accurate than the round-nose FMJ on average, for several reasons. The flatter nose also creates a larger wound by chopping rather than pushing flesh aside. The JHP round shoot to the same point of impact as their FMJ counterparts, and the ballistics also are matched in velocity and trajectory. Both the FMJ and JHP designs feature nickel-plated bullet jackets for easy identification and 230-grain bullets. That is exciting innovation from a company even older than the 1911; Winchester was founded in 1866.

Spent silver Win1911 230-grain JHP ammunition on a medium gray background.
The Win1911 230-grain JHP offers excellent expansion.

I chose to test the new loadings in Colt handguns. I used the Commander, a Series 80, Commander XSE and Series 70. When addressing the loads, the first thing I noticed is that Winchester developed them specifically for the Win1911™  line. They are not simply the Winchester USA FMJ in a different wrapping.

I fired the FMJ FP load first.

  • It is a hardball, standard load at about 850 fps.
  • Function is positive.
  • There were no failures to feed, chamber, fire or eject in any of a trio of Colts.
  • The load burns clean.
  • A full-powder burn results in little unburned powder and limits muzzle signature.
  • The .45 ACP often delivers little muzzle flash, usually a few sparks with a properly loaded 230-grain bullet. Those are fixed-sight service pistols, not target guns, and deliver good service-grade accuracy.
Silver ammunition with cavernous hollow point
That is a cavernous hollow point.

The .45 ACP hollow point is a design similar to the Silvertip. It is not a bonded-core design. If you are a peace officer facing felons behind cover, then the Winchester PDX and Ranger lines are excellent choices. For most of us, the Win1911 is the superior choice. It expands well at moderate velocity. For most uses, the wound ballistics are superior to bonded-core bullets based on greater expansion. Yet the bullet weighs a full 230 grains. The balance of expansion and penetration is ideal for personal defense.

Series of gold Flat-Point Winchester catridges
The flat-point Winchester load proved accurate and reliable.

Winchester has another winning design with the Win1911 loads. They are well worth the time and effort to explore.

What are your thoughts on the 1911? Which is your favorite and why? Share in the comment section.

About the Author:

Bob Campbell

Bob Campbell’s primary qualification is a lifelong love of firearms, writing, and scholarship. He holds a degree in Criminal Justice but is an autodidact in matters important to his readers. Campbell considers unarmed skills the first line of defense and the handgun the last resort. (He gets it honest- his uncle Jerry Campbell is in the Boxer’s Hall of Fame.)

Campbell has authored well over 6,000 articles columns and reviews and fourteen books for major publishers including Gun Digest, Skyhorse and Paladin Press. Campbell served as a peace officer and security professional and has made hundreds of arrests and been injured on the job more than once.

He has written curriculum on the university level, served as a lead missionary, and is desperately in love with Joyce. He is training his grandchildren not to be snowflakes. At an age when many are thinking of retirement, Bob is working a 60-hour week and awaits being taken up in a whirlwind many years in the future.

Published in
Black Belt Magazine
Combat Handguns
Rifle Magazine
Gun Digest
Gun World
Tactical World
SWAT Magazine
American Gunsmith
Gun Tests Magazine
Women and Guns
The Journal Voice of American Law Enforcement
Police Magazine
Law Enforcement Technology
The Firearms Instructor
Tactical World
Concealed Carry Magazine
Concealed Carry Handguns

Books published

Holsters for Combat and Concealed Carry
The 1911 Automatic Pistol
The Handgun in Personal Defense
The Illustrated Guide to Handgun Skills
The Hunter and the Hunted
The Gun Digest Book of Personal Defense
The Gun Digest Book of the 1911
The Gun Digest Book of the 1911 second edition
Dealing with the Great Ammunition Shortage
Commando Gunsmithing
The Ultimate Book of Gunfighting
Preppers Guide to Rifles
Preppers Guide to Shotguns
The Accurate Handgun
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Comments (24)

  1. I really enjoy my Ruger SR1911 CMD; it is sturdy, stainless and easy to operate. The SR1911 feels much more solid and serious than does my Springfield xD 9mm 4-inch Service. The xD feels like a toy, while the SR1911 feels like a tool. Thank you for a reasonable article about 1911 consideration.

  2. Hey Bob !
    I’m an Old Marine from 1968 Vietnam. The 1911 saved my bacon many
    times ! I now carry a Colt Government in Stainless steel. Yes, it is heavy,
    yes, it is large and doesn’t conceal well on a fat boy like me. However, I
    refuse to use anything else !

  3. Can anyone suggest an aftermarket coating similiar to what Glock has on their pistols to deter rust? I have a Kimber TLEII and i love it but after honest holster wear i would like to refinish it in a non-flashy rust inhibiting type finish. Cerra kote or Dura cote chips and well i just dont see why i cannot get my 1911 to have the same finish as my Glock.
    I would much rather CC my 1911 but humidity and sweat here in KY are why i CC a Glock.
    Thanks in advanvce for any help given.

    1. I have a Auto-Ordinance 1911A1 in a parkerized finish done at the factory to replicate the finish they had back in WWII. Not sure if it’s feasible to parkerize a pistol after-market. I haven’t had any problems with rust, wear, or chipping, although I’m just using it at the range (as opposed to it being a carry piece), it seems like a really solid finish though and I wouldn’t hesitate to carry it in any climate.

  4. Rocky
    I agree about concealment living here in Florida it is a bit tough to conceal a full sized weapon in swim trunks or the like in the cases where we must I do switch to my alter ego Sir James Bond and carry my 1979 Walther PPK. I am sure it isn’t anywhere near as trusty a brethren as my 1911 but lets face it I have yet to be in a civilian situation where 3 or 5 well placed .380 cal shots wouldn’t suffice. The issue of the limited capacity on the 1911 is an issue more in theory then in reality. Lets look at “real” stats most civilian situations even in a gang intensive area one mag should be more then enough to either eliminate the threat or atleast scare the second mag worth of bad guys away to bother someone else. Now in a LEO or military scenario that is most likely why the Gov switched to more aggressive weaponry with larger capacity magazines although less caliber. When I was with the drug interdiction task force I was allowed both the 1911 and the PPK as my ride along weapons one side holstered and the other either back or boot/leg. Today they have cracked down and prefer common caliber and branding. Times change. My carry 1911 has laser grips no need to worry about sights period. The cost will be less then all the work you outlined at the gunsmith and well worth it.

  5. I was basically weaned on the M1911A1, after I joined the Army at the tender age of 17 years 3 months and 12 days of age. I served as a Military Policeman and carried the 1911 on a daily basis.

    It’s only detraction, in my humble opinion, is it’s single stack magazine, which limits the shooter to 7-8 rounds in the mag and one in the tube. Requiring the carrying of twice the number of additional magazines in order to be carrying the same amount of ammunition (as my new polymer 40 cal.). Which can take up all of the room on one’s belt, or in one’s pockets and add additional weight to the carry package.

    I also find that I cannot see the fixed sights, on my weapon, (an Auto Ordinance Government Model, with US Army stamped on the slide, that includes a lanyard ring that I need to remove) at dusk or dawn lighting situations and not at all, after dark, being forced to rely upon instinctive shooting.

    To date, my version of the M1911A1 refuses to operate with some pointy nosed, plastic filled, hollow point rounds, preferring either FMJ or the rounder nosed JHP 230 grain Winchester PDX . I have, yet, to attempt to run other types through it. Perhaps some ramp work, at the same time that I have better sights installed and the lanyard ring removed would help alleviate this somewhat.

    I love my 1911. Preferring it over all of the other handguns that I own. After I have the changes made, that I listed above, other than in extremely hot temps, when I am scantily clothed and would have a hard time hiding the big .45, I would prefer to carry it in most situations.

  6. My wife and I have consecutive serial number 1911’s and like them very much. Weight wise there are lighter weapons but as Bob pointed out taking everything into account the other options tend to balance out the extra weight and length. My wife is 5’2″ and 100 pounds sopping wet and can pull off sets less then 1″ We own well over 150 of them from the one of the earliest we keep in the vault for investment to the newest ones in shiny chrome. The collection has served us well both as fun and protective as well as a fantastic investment.

  7. The 1911 – 45acp, is the best melding of desirable characteristics ….. that’s why it has been the favorite of those who carry the weapon to stay alive.
    Yes, there are “more powerful” handguns …. try controlling one in a fire-fight. Yes there are “lighter” handguns …. try controlling one in a fire-fight. Yes, there are “shorter” handguns …. try controlling one in a fire-fight.
    I’m sure that, since my introduction to the weapon in the Navy until now ( some 4+ decades), I will never find a weapon better suited to survival. I’ve tried many different handguns in many different calibres – yes, they all shoot well and can be “handled” on the range – but when the lead impacts the flesh – I’ll stay with the .45acp 1911. I currently own a pair of Rock Islands, consecutive numbers, one rigged for left hand and one for right hand and carry, openly, in a shoulder rig every day. I hope that I avoid any more “life and death” situations, but if I must, I’ll trust my life (and theirs) to John Moses Browning and his FINEST creation.
    Simple and effective – one you don’t have to “think” about when it’s time to use it.
    Oh, and for those who complain about capacity ….. 5 mags of 8 +1 in the pipe equals 41 rounds – 3 mags of 13 +1 equals 40 rounds. Yes, it does take a second or two to swap mags … but ….. you should be doing that with your aimed shots anyway.

    1. @LameBear
      EXCELLENT post! I can’t agree more. The issue is not what works on paper but what works in the middle of the night when you are startled awake or 30 minutes past dusk on a street when you are about the only one who cares about your existence. Accuracy, speed and stopping power (both actual and audible) and all that count. Sometimes just the crack of the 45 is more then enough to get the job done and finished. We all tend to forget that the pistol is just the weapon you use until you can get to the rifle or shotgun. In any given scenario the best pistol is just a compromised long gun. My at home safety weapons are surely NOT pistols although I have several placed around when given a choice I am all about long rifles and shot guns far more accurate far more lethal and far better control. So in a pistol I want mine LOUD and on point each shot. And when I do hit meat I want to see it fly I am not at all interested in measuring exit wounds. I want all my shots to go in and never see the light of day again until they end up on my OR table. The bigger the splatter the more chance I have to shut down the whole event. Bigger calibers then 45 are fine at making bigger holes but I have yet to see many who can pull off more then one or maybe two in succession in 6 or 8 seconds under pressure. Smaller calibers like my 380 do fine but they are far too quiet and far less “guts worthy” I am not there to film a movie if I pull it out it is for one of 3 and only 3 reasons to protect my life someone else’s life or to stop a violent crime in action I am no longer LEO and certainly not James Bond looking for ratings or ticket sales. I just want to stay alive and well enough to try again tomorrow. Dr D

  8. I own about thirty five handguns that are not “collector” specimens that I shoot on a regular basis. My favorites are my 1911’s by far. My favorite carry is a Colt Defender which happens to be extremely reliable accurate to off-hand shooting and lethal in the up close and personal distances one would encounter in most self defense situations. It is compact and light enough to be comfortable to carried concealed although it is not a pocket pistol. My philosophy is if you have to use a firearm to defend yourself why would you carry a firearm that is only marginality more compact, lighter and/or less lethal. When open carry is an option I carry my Entre’prise Tactical with 15 round double stack magazine with one in the chamber locked and cocked, it is a pure dream to shoot and the firepower potential more than compensates for the inconvenience of the carry weight. For home defense I have a Colt Lt. Wt. Commander with NS and LaserMax Master grips, Chip McCormick heavy duty 8 round magazine, Double Tap HP ammo at arms length. I sleep well at night. I love my Glock, Sig, XDM and S&W revolvers……yet when it comes time to select what I want for personal
    protection I want one of my 1911’s in my hand.

  9. Stephen: Let me jump in here because we have two and we love both of them. But let me warn you in advance that I don’t like short barrel, little guns. Mine started out as the standard GI version Rock Island 1911-A in 45 caliber with the 5″ barrel. My old hands are very arthritic, painfully so, and it wasn’t much fun to shoot right out of the box. Our range coach suggested I put a sixty cents buffer in the slide and install Hogue wrap around rubber grips. The fixed G I sights were hard for my old eyes to see so I had them changed, If you’ve ever been bitten by a slide you know it can hurt so I had our gunsmith install an over sized beaver tail which came with a bigger hammer. That personalized mine and now it’s more functional and fun to shoot,

    My wife, by comparison, is a little gal who likes big guns. She has a stainless steel long slide Springfield Armory 1911-A with about a seven inch barrel, it’s a big mother. For her all we had to do besides the buffer and rubber grips was to have our gunsmith ease up the Jack La Lane trigger from 5 1/2 pounds to three and she’s as happy as a clam.

    I think you’re absolutely right about the little guns not being true to what JMB designed. I fired my friend’s officer model and it kicks like a mule! She’s about twenty years younger so she thinks it’s just my age but she was told not to put a buffer in the short 3 1/2″ barrel versions because they don’t have enough slide travel and they’re prone to problems.

    There’s also a controversy about CCW with a 1911, It’s not a compact firearm so to me it stands to reason that it’s going to be harder to hide. I think you’re also not likely to shoot it as much either. At least the folks I know with little carry guns don’t. Most have admitted they’re not fun to shoot so I guess it depends a lot on why you need it. I think if you want to carry a big gun buy a big holster. If people know you’re armed they might be less apt to bother you. That ‘s what a mall security guard told me who had a 1911 strapped to his hip That’s my two cents worth.

  10. I don’t have a 1911 yet and I’ve only fired 2. What do you true 1911 shooters think of the smaller 1911’s? I can see a 4.25″ barrel Commander shooting much like a standard 5″ (Gov) except it would be slightly lighter and slightly easier for drawing/carrying. I’ve read Ed Brown will not make a 1911 with anything shorter than 4.25″. How do the >4.25″ feel to you? All the way down to the 3″ please. What’s the deal with these. They are not as JMB designed it. But there are many out there for the new age 1911 carry folks.

    1. If you can find them, the “Champion Series” from Springfield, is in my opinion, is certainly the way to go. Mine is a V-10…ie… 10 factory ports, 5 on each side at the muzzle. I believe now, if they are still in production, is a V-12 series. Both are less than 4 inch (3 7/8) barrel length but have about half the muzzle rise of a standard 1911. If you are looking for a “Flat Shooter” that is the way to go. I bought mine quite a few years ago for little more than $600. I priced a V-12 a few years later and found the price to be more than doubled. Good Luck.

    2. I have a Springfield Champion Operator (aluminum frame and frame with a rail) and absolutely love it. weighs 29 oz and carries very well and shoots like a dream due to the bull barrel.

  11. The .45 has a good deal of stopping power. it is an ideal all around carry pistol. I myself carried the pistol for years. For the last five years I have discussed more powerful handguns. I carried the S&W .500 w/ .440 hardgrain for about three years For the last two years I have been carying a DE.50 w/ 300 XP/ and .350 grain rounds. I have found that these rounds produce more stooping power then the .45 1911.

    1. There are many, many handguns on the market mire powerful than the 45acp. Your 500 and De 50 are just rwo. Try putting all 5/6 rounds on an 8 inch plate at 15 feet in under 6 seconds. To say the least you cannot, simply because of recoil. Those you mentioned are certainly very fine arms, but with any firearm, we’ll aimed shots are certainly a major consideration, especially with the short axis of a hand gun. With my “go to” piece I can put all 9 rounds on that 8 inch plate in 6 seconds.

  12. When the ideal handgun is discussed, I’m in the front pew when Rev. Campbell witnesses for the M1911. The only time It isn’t my first choice is for concealed-carry during Oklahoma summers. Two facts speak volumes in favor of its superiority: It is the only 100+ year-old design that is still a perennial best-seller, and virtually all major handgun manufacturers offer at least one model based on the original. Surely, John Moses Browning enjoys a special seat at the right-hand of G-d.

  13. My 1st 1911 was in the Army in 1963 in Germany as a mail clerk and Com messenger carrier. I fell in Love with my 1911 45 ACP on my hip, as I carried it every day. I Love the fire power in my hands shooting at the range to qualify each year. When I was discharged in 1965 I wanted a 1911 for my own personal defense and I purchased a use one for $100. I now have Five 1911 in my collection of fire power. I have a 460 Rowland, a 45 Super, two 45 ACP, and a 38 Super as my last purchase this year. I have two Springfield stainless 6 inch, 5 1/2 with a compensator, two Rock Island 5 inch, and a Colt 5 inch.

  14. Bob you did a good job describing it and anyone who owns a 1911 and is happy with it would probably be interested in any new version but I notice that in all these write ups they never mention the MSRP?

    Personally I like to know what’s new on the market but I’d also want to see the price tag. Every time I’ve bought a firearm I shopped around and I found it was like buying a car. Sometimes there was a difference of hundreds of dollars at different vendors. No wonder why they say, “The buyer beware.”

  15. My first 1911 started out as a borrowed piece from the gentleman that started me in competition shooting. I soon bought the piece because of the feel, power and reliability. My son now uses it for the same reasons.
    About 20 or so years ago I took a liking to the Springfield V-10 Champion Series. I bought one for the premium price at the time, $609 out the door and have never regretted that decision. It has the exact same feel, power and reliability with substantially less muzzle rise because of the factory porting. The 1911 style cannot be surpassed in the areas I prefer. My son and I feel exactly the same… Neither of us would trade ours for anything on the market.

  16. Couldn’t agree less. While the 1911 is a fun gun, and a great gun for certain activities, it is NOT a good carry gun. It is long, heavy, low capacity, and just plain oversized for a carry gun. Do I have a 1911? Yes, and I only use it for recreational purposes. I even prefer my HK with 10 rounds (12 outside Kommiefornia). I also prefer my S&W 5943 in 9mm with 15 rounds (outside of Kommiefornia). I might carry my Sig 228, but even that is a bit big.

    1. In my 20+ years as a plainclothes police officer I heard the “too big/too heavy/not enough rounds” so many times I lost count long ago. Except when working in an undercover capacity I carried my full size Colt 1911 every day in those 20+ years and NEVER had a serious problem concealing it. Sure, there were times when I wished for a more ‘comfortable’ gun but the plain fact is no real gun is comfortable when you carry it between 10 and 20 hours a day. I’d bet those touting their “comfortable carry gun” only carry that gun for a couple of hours at a time and maybe only one or two days in an average week.
      As for the 1911’s alleged “low capacity”, in the situations where a civilian might need a gun if you can’t do the job with 7 or 8 rounds all the additional rounds will do is endanger more bystanders as you “spray and pray”.

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