.25 Titan - Questions

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by Maveou, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. Maveou

    Maveou New Member

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    Not sure whether to put this in the Semi Auto sub forum or here, so please move it if needed!
    I have a Titan .25, never shot it (was my dad's) and was just curious about it. I've googled and read some forum posts about them, haven't read anything bad yet, but would like input from those in this forum. This one has gold slide, hammer, trigger and gold "clip" at the bottom of magazine well. (Apologies, still learning my vocab, what is the correct term for that?) with the "scrimshawed rose on ivory polymer hand grips" (Sorry, don't have means of getting pic on here) So, safe to shoot, decent gun? I don't have a clip for it and what I am reading is parts are hard to find... My hands are small but the grip is short and it doesn't feel very comfy in my hand, especially with the slick smooth grips on it. Any opinions are welcome. Thank you for your time as always ;)
     
  2. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

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    I am unfamiliar. Don't fire it just yet, can you post some pix?

    I'm curious now.
     

  3. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    The FIE Titan was imported through the early 90's and was a serviceable .25 pistol. The standard Titan had a wholesale price of about $30 in 1990.

    For parts, try Numrich (Gun Parts Corp).
     
  4. NYPD13

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    I second Numrich ( E-GUNPARTS.COM), I got my Titan "magazine" from them for about $30. Mine functions perfectly but don't expect steller accuracy as it is a 25 cal vest gun. Fun little piece though.
     
  5. Win73

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    The Titan was one of the better cheap, sometimes called Saturday Night Specials, little .25 autos. But it was and is a cheap gun. It does not have the quality of any of the major brands like S & W, Colt, Ruger, etc. But for someone who couldn't afford a more expensive gun and wouldn't shoot it a whole lot, it was and is a serviceable gun.
     
  6. Maveou

    Maveou New Member

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    This is a very horrible picture of the .25 but should give a good enough idea, Benning Boy (I'm really bad with disposables):
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  7. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

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    Definitely have a gunsmith look it over, but it's pretty nice from what we can see. Ammo can be a little hard to find sometimes.
     
  8. Rowdy

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    FIE Titan .25

    I too have this FIE .25 with the gold slide,and rose inscribed on the handle. Its in perfect condition, but have no idea what its worth, anyone out there that can help me?? Very nice pocket gun.
    Rowdy
     
  9. Maveou

    Maveou New Member

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    Ah! Been away for a long time, have a decent camera now to show you a better picture of this .25 if anyone is still interested in seeing a not horrible picture of it. I have not fired it yet but have got a clip and ammo for it. I am thinking of talking to a local gun range soon to see if I can fire it there, I'm not sure. Rowdy, I am betting they won't go for much at all. Here ya go:
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  10. jpattersonnh

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    Anything w/ the Titan name is not worth much. I bought this .38sp years ago for $65.00. It has papers to show the internal indexing mechanism was upgraded. They had a nasty habit of not indexing correctly and the shooter would loose a finger or 2. It is still a Titan Tiger. Heavy, fairly accurate, but a good oh Sh!t gun. The original Saturday night special.
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  11. Maveou

    Maveou New Member

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  12. WDB

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    Nice little hand me down, looks to be in good condition. Doesn't have a high $ value. More value in that it use to be your Farther's. If your not going to have it check by a gunsmith check the barrel for obstruction, wear or rust, sounds like it's been a long time sense this pistol has been shot.
     
  13. c3shooter

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    The .25 ACP is what I call a "Doctor" gun- you stick it in his ear, nose, or throat. A relatively anemic cartridge, some of them actually feed and function very reliably. Value on yours is in the $125-$150 range. Do not expect accuracy beyond "minute of bad guy" at 10 yards. But these were intended as being a "in powder burn range" type of firearm.
     
  14. fudo

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    The .25 Titan was made by Tanfolio (sp) in Italy. I like them. I have had as many as 4 at one time. I never had one malfunction on me. They're rough, but they go bang every time.