Beretta 950 Jetfire 25 acp {updated with pics}

Beretta 950 Jetfire 25 acp {updated with pics}

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    Beretta 950 Jetfire 25 acp {updated with pics}

    What all can ya tell me about it looking at one for the right price

    Yes im looking at it for a bug and other reasons


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    NOW........all ya gotta do is find a way to place those 500 Mag Ctgs inside the magazine.............LOL
    Either way, that little Beretta is one fine peice for an "in your face" encounter They're a LOT smaller than the newer berettas........and they're somewhat scarce
    Corbons worked very well in the one I had
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    I think the 500 rounds are as big as the dang gun

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud White View Post
    I think the 500 rounds are as big as the dang gun
    A man like you will find a way to squeeze em into that lil mag LOL......
    Why Waltz when you can Rock-N-Roll

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud White View Post
    I think the 500 rounds are as big as the dang gun
    Actually I think if you lined the 500 case with leather you could make a fine holster for that 950.

    Its a fine little gun. Buddy of mine had one for a while. Got rid of it when he had finally heard enough comments warning him to never shoot a BG with it, for fear of ******* them off. He went to a 3032 Tomcat, but that is about double the size of the 950 with not much advantage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud White View Post
    What all can ya tell me about it looking at one for the right price

    Yes im looking at it for a bug and other reasons
    Howdy Bud,

    I have one that's about 16 years old now. Personally I find it a very well made piece and it has never given me any trouble. Granted, I haven't put that many rounds through her but it NEVER FTF.

    BTW, for "practice" I use the cheapest ammo I can get, for carry I generally get Hornady 35 grain HP's. To be honest here, I doubt it makes a difference with the balistics of this caliber.

    Generally I consider guns of this type as contact weapons more than true combat pistols. They have their limited place and, IMHO, shouldn't be viewed or used as a .38 snub would.

    BTW, mine is a keeper as far as I am concerned Bud.

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    Nice gun but anemic round. I had 2 , one in 25ACP and one in 22 short. I kept the short and still have it today. Steve48

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    Question

    Quote Originally Posted by kilogulf59 View Post
    BTW, for "practice" I use the cheapest ammo I can get, for carry I generally get Hornady 35 grain HP's. To be honest here, I doubt it makes a difference with the balistics of this caliber.
    I've always wondered if using HP ammo was a good idea in calibers such as 25. Have not seen anything concrete, but I wonder if they wouldn't be less likely to penetrate clothing than FMJ? I know making the biggest hole possible is the ultimate goal, but when it comes down to it isn't any hole better than none?

    To be honest I have the same concern regarding .380.

    Not trying to start a caliber war here, this is just an observation regarding HP vs. FMJ in stated caliber.
    Last edited by Garg; February 15th, 2007 at 01:19 PM. Reason: Added disclaimer.

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    trust me if this wasnt a go unarmed or super small i wouldn't think of it

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    Bud,

    You got that right...carry one when there's no other option.

    As I said, look upon it as more of a knife that goes bang. I always assumed if I ever had to use mine it would be tucked under the BG's ear or chin. Another way I "practice" with it is at about 2 to 3 feet, I rapid fire into the "face" of the target...the full magazine. Then get ready for the H2H part of the game.

    Folks always seem to "compare" the .32, .25, and .22 to other calibers. I guess one can do that but it's not a good comparison. Like comparing the M1 Carbine to the M1 Garand...please. A small caliber weapon like the 950 is not and never will be a .45 or 9mm, not matter what ammo you use or how you use it. So one must adapt their methodologies to suite the weapon at hand.

    Once that's understood, and the caliber kept in perspective, I believe there's a place for these weapons...a small one but a place nonetheless. Of course, this is just my opinion on the subject.

    Garg,

    The reason for the HP's is due to the FMJ's notorious reputation for deflecting from heard surfaces...like skulls and bone in general. Personally, I wouldn't even consider a COM shot with the .25, heck, if you hit a shirt button or lighter you're screwed.

    To All,

    IMHO...I don't consider these weapons as "ladies guns" or for novices who are recoil sensitive. On the contrary, these are for the experienced close combat practitioner without a doubt.

    Oh well...I preached long enough...Miller time all...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kilogulf59 View Post
    Garg,

    The reason for the HP's is due to the FMJ's notorious reputation for deflecting from heard surfaces...like skulls and bone in general. Personally, I wouldn't even consider a COM shot with the .25, heck, if you hit a shirt button or lighter you're screwed.
    Didn't think of it like that. Very interesting.

    What about a gut shot? Being serious here, as I feel an up close and personal shot is what a 950 would be used for. Would an HP round be more or less likely to perform?

    Guess it doesn't really matter. I carry a 642 for my "deep concealment" gun, but it might interest others.

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    What about a gut shot? Being serious here, as I feel an up close and personal shot is what a 950 would be used for. Would an HP round be more or less likely to perform?

    Well Garg good question; I'm no Ballistician or Doctor however, I imagine it would penetrate. Unless it hit an obstruction i.e. belt buckle, firearm/holster, what-ever. I don't feel the .25 (or .22 or .32) has enough velocity and mass (kinetic energy?) to cause much trauma. Without trauma, the misguided individual may succumb to the wound(s) but not until he's whacked you.

    Theoretically the HP, such as the 35 grain Hornady HP load, might expand but then what? I doubt that is will cause major damage due to it's lack of oomph (< technical speak here). But hey...could it hurt? Yes...maybe you. Nonetheless, that is why I, personally, lean towards face shots and then soft tissue into brain shots with these weapons/calibers (and these are no guarantee). Again, I am no expert...I'm explaining my choices and opinions here.In other words that's how and why I do it.

    This is all speculation and opinion (my hypotheses) on my part Garg and I can foresee a possible "stopping power" debate which I don't want. Plus I don't want to hi-jack Bud's thread.


    Guess it doesn't really matter. I carry a 642 for my "deep concealment" gun, but it might interest others.

    Nice piece, I love those small S&W's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kilogulf59 View Post
    This is all speculation and opinion (my hypotheses) on my part Garg and I can foresee a possible "stopping power" debate which I don't want. Plus I don't want to hi-jack Bud's thread.
    Agreed, nor do I. You have provided me some very interesting points to ponder, and I thank you.

    We now return you to your regularly scheduled program.

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    i have a 950b in .22 short. it is a great gun i found it a local shop, and got good deal on it. i got it more as a gun i wanted to have, not really a carry gun. it has however came with me when i can't conceal anything else.

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    back in the 80's, many mango season ago, when i worked "uc" in the keys i carried a jetfire. come to think about it i would still carry it during uc work, but i got a kel tec p3at. i still got my jetfire, the gun has never given me any problems. goes bang when i pull the trigger, no matter the ammo (factory and/or reloads. yes i reload .25 acp).

    for a "bug" you can not go wrong with a jetfire in .25acp. i would also look at the kel tec p3at. both guns will do the job. i have bet my life on both.
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