I have to disagree about the reliability of the Raven. These used to be $30 ea if bought 3 at a time, and I sold tons of them back in the 80's. Never had a complaint. I still own one (it hasn't been out of the safe in 15 years) that used to be fired weekly and never had a malfunction of any kind.This is a Raven 25 ACP affectionately called "the jam-o-matic" or the original "piss-off gun"
Reasons: They are very prone to jamming issues and if they did fire the only thing you were going to do was really piss the person off, that you might hit with it!
Poor (NO Not A) choice for personal protection in my opinion.