Originally Posted by DeltaF
If you get in sticky situation with a .25, try throwing the gun at your attacker. It will probably be more accurate and do more damage that way. It's a gut gun.
Agreed! Especially in that brand, blech!
Start with something that has a reliable safety, a full-sized grip, and the ability to empty a whole magazine without a stoppage.
Tell your friend to sell it to someone he does not like.
TBH, my sister had a .25 as her purse pistol for a long time; the last time I cleaned caramel out of the barrel, she agreed to try my Bersa Thunder .380. I miss that Bersa, but I am glad she has a better purse pistol.
The lil Bersa might be a interesting starter; it looks similar to the old James Bond PPK. It has a comfortable grip, though it isn't what I consider "full sized". The price is in the low $300's for the nickel finished model. Magazines are expensive, though.
My first was a .22LR similar to the Ruger Mark series.