Some people carry a 5rd revolver. Some people have 3 mags +1 + a spare ankle gun. I think a lot of factors play a part. What’s your job, where you live, what types of crimes are rampant in your area.
I think legally,(maybe that’s where I should have posted this ), your ammo count shouldn’t matter if you are clearly defending yourself. That being said, do we really need to run around with 50-60 rounds. You could say you don’t know until you need it. But I stay away from dangerous areas (I understand some can’t), I do everything in my power to avoid all potential dangers, I feel over prepared with my 15 rds (I carry a subcompact, If I was carrying to carry a full size I would carry over 30rds. I would want the extra mag for malfunctions and I’m not going to put 8 rounds in a 15 round mag). Also, with a large mag, would it be possible, out of stress, to fire many more rounds in self defense and it appear you used “excessive force”? These legal issues can ruin your life. That’s the main reason I’m part of the USCCA.
I’m not trying to ruffle feathers. It’s just an Interesting topic to me. Carry how your comfortable! This actually started because I watched a Paul Harrel video which talked about ammo capacity. Unfortunately I can’t find it any more .