Bottom line is carry is always a compromise between comfort and capability. If it was possible to have a 25 shot, light recoiling, .45 caliber pistol that was the size of a Shield that is what we would carry and we would not be having this conversation. But physics being what it is, we don't. So we make compromises. We compromise on caliber so we can have more rounds or a bigger bullet and compromise on capacity, the classic 9mm or .45 debate. We find a Desert Eagle a bit much to conceal and carry so we carry smaller. Why are so many people so upset that someone is carrying a bigger gun or more rounds and have to argue with people who say they are comfortable with carrying larger and having more rounds? You should carry the largest gun you can conceal comfortably with as much ammo you can carry comfortably. Is there anyone who disputes this? For some people this is a bigger gun than other people will carry. For some people it is more ammo than other people. I don't know about other people but carrying uncomfortably is a grind over a long period of time every day. You start to try to smooth it out as you go along. You try holsters, generally a lot of different holsters. You try different guns trying to find your balance point. You put magazines in pockets or on the belt or just leave them home. I'm a minority, I'm still carrying the same gun I first bought for concealed carry. But most people change guns several times. Been through holsters, I've carried no spare magazine, one spare magazine and am currently carrying two spare magazines on my belt and have found its more comfortable than one magazine in a pocket with better access. So am I now supposed to get rid of a magazine because its unpopular and some guy on the internet says its excessive? I don't think so. I've worked it out for myself. Everyone has to work it out and their choices are not going to be mine necessarily either.