This is a discussion on .25 acp personal thoughts within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by dripster Alright guys I should have better explained myself. This gun would be BUG. Yeah, I got that. It changes nothing....
My mother carried one of these for many years in her purse. Saturday night specials were much higher quality back then.
With all due respect....you should have asked before you made the purchase.
When I leave the home port:
S&W 642 Airweight, Ruger SP 101, Colt Detective Spec., CZ RAMI, Kahr PM9, Kahr CW40, S&W Model 10-7, Glock 30, 19, and 26, Browning Hi Power, CZ82, Colt Commander, Dan Wesson PM7, Ruger LCP
A BUG needs to be as reliable as your primary.
If you need to use your BUG the feces has hit the overhead oscillator and it needs to work flawlessly.
When I was an active LEO I carried a Beretta Moodel 950 .25 ACP for a while but that was back in the early 70's and it was carried on the "QT".
A .38 S&W carried on the ankle was my BUG for many years.
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My last duty BUG was a Diamondback .380 ACP.
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My department had a minimum caliber for BUG and .380 was it.
Qualification was also required for the duty BUG.
Think long and hard about that Jennings for any serious SD work.
Oh yeah I still have the .25 Beretta. It resides in my golf bag but given the choice I would most likely use my 56 degree sand wedge for any serious SD work.
"Violence is seldom the answer, but when it is the answer it is the only answer".
"A nation of sheep breeds a government of wolves".
I own and have carried my Raven 25 at times.... It's better then nothing.
I prefer to carry my LCP now that they are getting smaller....
OP, good luck and enjoy..
Shoot straight and safe!
Proud Ruger & SIG owner, in the Free State of Arizona
According to my LEO friends, a .25 is what they usually take from gangbangers, and find at the scene of a domestic call when the female shoots the male...AKA, the "husband killer"....usually because the husband bought the gun for his wife/girlfriend to defend herself (??) and then he is out cheating on her.
She finds out...she takes out the gun "to scare him...not shoot him"...until the gun suddenly "goes off" and the husband/boyfriend is laying in the living room bleeding out.
That's just one story.
That aside...how well can you shoot it?? How many rounds have you run through it? Do you have a pocket holster for it? (highly recommended for pocket carry)
Magazine <> clip - know the difference
martyr is a fancy name for crappy fighter
You have never lived until you have almost died. For those that have fought for it, life has a special flavor the protected will never know
The quality of that gun is rather suspect. If it's your BUG then the situation has gotten so intense that you're down to your last option, it had better be good enough to save your butt.
I see no reason at all for a .22 or .25 when there are .32 and .380 autos in the same size range.
My second deployment, before I had purchased my own gun, my buddy lent me a Jennings 9mm. I didnt know much about civilian firearms and thanked him. I then did research and was thankful my wife had not needed to use the gun in home defense. When I returned I tested the gun and to be quite frank, it sucked. At 7 yds (my home defense distance) the gun wouldnt give me anything better than 3" groupings. I had multiple jams during the test fire. I would not recommend this gun as a backup or a primary for a spouse self defense weapon.
Please take my posts with a grain of salt. I am frequently sleep deprived and always just on this side of "Krazy".
When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle. Edmund Burke
You can save money on clothes, groceries and the like but when it comes to purchasing a firearm that you might rely on to save your life or the lives of your loved ones it's time to open up the purse strings IMO.
There's truth to the saying that "You get what you pay for".
"Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more, you should never wish to do less".
General Robert E. Lee
Sounds like you overpaid by about $109.
I don't carry a gun to look for or start a fight. I carry one to finish a fight I never wanted to be in.
Revolvers, “more elegant weapons for a more civilized age.”
There is only one caliber of handgun I do not allow in class. At the risk of some Crockett-like wrath, I will leave it at that.