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Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by sharpshooterbjp, Jun 24, 2012.
Is .25 ACP of any use for self defence ?
if its all the pistol you can handle then yes. personally i want something bigger but a that would be better than a .22, and way better than nothing... recently shootings have been in the news with .22 causing deaths
Sure if you throw it at the bad guy.
"Is .25 ACP of any use for self defence ? "
The only answer is yes.
Is it the best choice? No
Would I look down on you if the 25 was your choice? No
If its all you have its great
If not then no
Proper placement is key with all calibers.
Would rather shoot someone with a .25 and piss them off, than throw a rock and really piss them off.
ive carried a beretta 25 for years... better than nothing and esp in hotter weather... sorta like carrying a cell phone, a little heavier... lately ive been carrying a taurus 380 and a beretta nano 9mm... i think you might be better served with a higher cal. there are several 380's that are great for pocket carry... lot of it, is what you are comfortable with... and if you can run after you shoot someone with the 25
Thousands of military and police carry them for deep cover back up.
a .25 between the eyes is better than a .45 in the gut.
I read about a cop who shot a guy 17 times including the final three in the head that were finally fatal, he was using a .40 cal.
...yea talk about spray and pray.
Anything is better than nothing. If it is all you have practice a lot. If you have something bigger I would use that instead. But again it beats a sharp stick.
I recently read this study on An Alternate Look at Handgun Stopping Power.
The 25 didn't do as well as the 22... but I would think shot placement is key.
Whenever you read that the .22 is more effective, check the barrel length on the test guns.
Certainly a .22 from a 6 inch barrel will outperform a .25 from a 1.5 inch barrel.
But a .22 from a 1.5 inch barrel is less effective.
However most military/law enforcement prefer a .25 because it's a centerfire, and any centerfire is more reliable than a rimfire.
I feel this is the best answer.
Any particular reason for the .25?
One factor that hasn't come up. 95 percent of the population will look at your hand and see GUN.
Doesn't matter if it's a .25 Beretta or a .50 Desert Eagle. All they see is GUN!
That, I believe, is why a drawn gun is not fired 95 percent of the time.
i'd hate to get hit with it
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According to Wiji Answers a .22 is the handgun most commonly used murder weapon. Second is the .38 Special.
Naturally a .45 will be better than a .22 but a hand grenade will be better than a .45 and a necular bomb will be better than a grenade.
Better than a sharp stick IMO!
Put about 15 rounds in a sock and you have a pretty effective club.
Seriously, as already said, something is better than nothing. .25 ACP gets a bad rap from the prevelance of cheap Sat Night Specials that were chambered for it. The problem was more with the guns and the 2" barrels than the round itself. Would it be my choice, no but if its all you have then go for it. Every caliber can be lethal, shot placement is just more critical with lower mass and energy rounds.