If any of my posts appeared to be flippant be assured that was not my intent. I too keep a cell phone handy and consider it to be an essential part of my gear. My point, and I think the point of others, is simply DON'T EXPECT HELP TO ARRIVE IN TIME TO S.Y.A. I sometimes carry a weapon without carrying an extra mag, but that would be in a minimal threat environment like going to the mailbox. On duty I carry 40 rounds on my belt and in my gun. There's another 11 in the gun on my vest. If I can make it to the car there's an AR and a vest with 100rds. These are extremes of course, but I hope you get the idea. A gun with only 5 rounds might be great some on the time, **** most of the time for some people depending on where they go and their life style. I say, arm yourself for the worst. be prepared to survive till when and if help arrives. The cell phone is an essential piece of gear for the purpose for which it was intended. Haven't seen the numbers but I bet the "Fuller Index" for a cell phone is pretty low. By the way, I rarely go a week without having to draw my weapon. I've made the "shoot/no shoot" decision dozens of times. The fact that I'm here to write this now must mean I made the right ones.