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Old 11-01-2012, 02:47 AM   #101
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I carry a 9 mm but have been looking at the Sig P238 which as a .380 is somewhat less powerful, but is smaller to carry. As far as a 22, I don't want to get shot with one. No matter what size, it has the capability of some serious hurt or death.

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To all those with carry permits allowing you to carry whatever weapon you wish, and you choose to carry a 25, have at it, however i hope you never have to defend yourself with it
You could do worse. They make a racket, due to the short barrel,

and hide so well they are usually a surprise to the BG.

Sure, I prefer a 9mm or .45, but a couple rounds of .25

can do some damage.

I wouldn't stand in front of one, would you?
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You could do worse. They make a racket, due to the short barrel,

and hide so well they are usually a surprise to the BG.

Sure, I prefer a 9mm or .45, but a couple rounds of .25

can do some damage.

I wouldn't stand in front of one, would you?
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Rocketgeezer--- however I honestly think you may be better off throwing the gun inself at a BG if you had a 25,
Hey Wolf, be sure that 25 is a heavy one
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...however I honestly think you may be better off throwing the gun inself at a BG if you had a 25
Unless you possess the super human feat of being able to throw a handgun from 5 or 6 yards away at 900 feet per second, I would recommend using all the .25 rounds loaded available to you before trying that.

If you can somehow accurately throw an irregular shaped, non-aerodynamic framed gun at someone head from the average gunfight distance of 20 feet, you mine as well just carry a throwing knife or hatchet ;P
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A couple were at our local range a few months ago the had already taken the permit courses and had been carrying for a while, they had good guns, two Glocks she had a 19 and he carryed a 23, both good choices, but then they wanted something small to hide easyer, he got a 22 Beretta, and she got a 25 Jennings, anyways at there first range session with the peashooters hers jammed while she was trying to unjam it she shot herself in the hand, apearantly her hand was over the muzzle, the wound was in the upper part of the palm, and the rd did not go completly through her hand, almost you could see a little dent on the top of her hand where the bullit stopped, she did have on a thin pair of gloves, those tight fitting ones like women ware, she was not hurt bad a clinic took out the bullit, gave he gave her some antibiotics, she was back at the range the next weekend, ............as has been said any gun is better than no gun.....but with a 25ACP pistol, i'm really not so sure

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A couple were at our local range a few months ago the had already taken the permit courses and had been carrying for a while, they had good guns, two Glocks she had a 19 and he carryed a 23, both good choices, but then they wanted something small to hide easyer, he got a 22 Beretta, and she got a 25 Jennings, anyways at there first range session with the peashooters hers jammed while she was trying to unjam it she shot herself in the hand, apearantly her hand was over the muzzle, the wound was in the upper part of the palm, and the rd did not go completly through her hand, almost you could see a little dent on the top of her hand where the bullit stopped, she did have on a thin pair of gloves, those tight fitting ones like women ware, she was not hurt bad a clinic took out the bullit, gave he gave her some antibiotics, she was back at the range the next weekend, ............as has been said any gun is better than no gun.....but with a 25ACP pistol, i'm really not so sure
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A couple were at our local range a few months ago the had already taken the permit courses and had been carrying for a while, they had good guns, two Glocks she had a 19 and he carryed a 23, both good choices, but then they wanted something small to hide easyer, he got a 22 Beretta, and she got a 25 Jennings, anyways at there first range session with the peashooters hers jammed while she was trying to unjam it she shot herself in the hand, apearantly her hand was over the muzzle, the wound was in the upper part of the palm, and the rd did not go completly through her hand, almost you could see a little dent on the top of her hand where the bullit stopped, she did have on a thin pair of gloves, those tight fitting ones like women ware, she was not hurt bad a clinic took out the bullit, gave he gave her some antibiotics, she was back at the range the next weekend, ............as has been said any gun is better than no gun.....but with a 25ACP pistol, i'm really not so sure
You need to attend a few autopsies.
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A couple were at our local range a few months ago the had already taken the permit courses and had been carrying for a while... she got a 25 Jennings, anyways at there first range session with the peashooters hers jammed

..as has been said any gun is better than no gun.....but with a 25ACP pistol, i'm really not so sure
That's not the fault of the .25 caliber, its the fact she chose a Jennings for her carry. While I don't have a problem with a Saturday Night Special as a rarely used gun in the truck or boat for an emergency, I would never rely on one as your daily carry.

I personally own a .25 Bauer from the 70's, basically an American-made copy of the Baby Browning. While I admit I obsessively perform routine maintenance of my guns more than most people would ever bother with, FWIW it has never jammed or given me issues.
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That's not the fault of the .25 caliber, its the fact she chose a Jennings for her carry.
While I don't have a problem with a Saturday Night Special as a rarely used gun in the truck or boat for an emergency, I would never rely on one as your daily carry.
Not the point---
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