Raven arms mp-25

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  1. btf683

    btf683 New Member

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    My dad has a raven arms mp-25 does anyone here know anything about this pistol? Like should he shoot it?


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  2. DrFootball

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    Has it been taken care of? If your sure it works ok( or he is) it's worth some fun. I had the Raven Arms 22 as a pocket gun in the 80's and 90's. I have never shot a 25ACP of any kind, but for an inexpensive gun mine worked and never jammed in over 750 rounds through it in 15+ years. But then again some folks have reported very stiff triggers and FTFs and FTEs, YMMV....


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  3. btf683

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    It's been in his closet loaded mag since the mid 80s


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  4. DrFootball

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    Unload it. Clean it a bit. Run some cleaner through the barrel. Run dry patches after that. Since you may not be sure of the Ammo, go buy a box of 25's ( def. North of $20), go shoot it at a range, or if in a "Less restricted state with shooting on open lands, take it out and set some targets up at 5 yards. If it hits the target you should be happy. If not, no great loss.

    Edit: Ammoseek has 25ACP for $15.99
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  5. btf683

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    I told him to pull it apart and clean it a bit.. He wants to use it as a HD pistol outside 60-70yds I don't think it will work... He refuses to get a new better option or use mine


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  6. DrFootball

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    60 yards!!!???? Not with a 25( unless you meant 6 yards)


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  7. btf683

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    No 60 roughly acre and a half


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  8. DrFootball

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    If he wants a small caliber with range, a 22Mag. Would be a better choice with plenty of Pistol & Rifle options


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  9. DrFootball

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    Better off with a 22 with hot ammo or a 22Mag...unless he can get something stronger. I'd have no issue with my wife picking up her 22 Target Pistol with Hot loaded ammo past 25 yards....
    We did it this past week, with reactive targets, from 15-30 yards. Very nice groups all under 2" and many at 1" or less...


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  10. danf_fl

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    If he has that amount of distance, I would suggest a rifle.

    Something like an AR. It's easier on the aging eyes to aim with.
     
  11. btf683

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    He's almost 70 I offered my AR or 1911 all I got was " I got this it will work" he's a bit stubborn


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  12. HOSSFLY

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    He's 70--Let him do what he wants ;)
     
  13. Axxe55

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    the 25 auto is not by any means a 60-70 yard gun. a 25 auto is up close and personal round like shoved right into someone's gut and pulling the trigger.

    couple that with a pistol that has a short barrel and sight radius, it gets even worse. if you hit something at 60-70 yards, it would be pure luck.

    your father is 70, so i seriously doubt you are going to change his mind.
     
  14. Rick1967

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    Tell him to wait until the get closer.:eek:
     
  15. Axxe55

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    a whole lot closer!:p
     
  16. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Better yet, take him shooting with you. Put the target stand at 25 yards and see if he can hit it.
     
  17. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    my father is a bit old fashioned as he's just turned 71 last month, and it suprised me him having a semi-auto pistol!

    he bought a S&W Model 908 several years ago along with a S&W small framed revolver for carrying. the revolver didn't suprise me, but the semi-auto did!
     
  18. robocop10mm

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    Even an expert shot will not get more than 10% hits with a Raven at 60 yards. +1 on the "take him to the range" idea. He may change his opinion.