Originally Posted by kilogulf59
...If the attacker(s) is (are) still standing or approaching, you should still be shooting.
(I carry two five-shot revolvers. When I decided to rely on revolvers, I made a conscious decision that I would have to shoot a bit slower and a bit more accurately than with a higher-capacity bottom-feeding pistol. My philosophy is to fire one round at a time, albeit as quickly as needed, rather than in any set pattern. ...
I agree with the more conservative approach. I prefer to aim carefully and shoot one at a time, preferably single action. I carry a couple of HKS speed loaders with me, for a total of fifteen rounds, and I find that the wobble they build in makes it possible to reload just fine, despite the space limitation.