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.22 lr vs .25 acp for PD

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  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    I had a BB that I once bought on a whim and carried it as a BUG in a uniform side pocket as a just in case the :fan: scenario.....
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor, even you, the Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say, you do not improve with age. Founding member of the G&A forum since 1996
  • rootbrainrootbrain Member Posts: 75 Member
    My thought. I'd take a .22 magnum, but not the lr or .25 acp.

    Rootbrain
  • horselipshorselips Senior Member Posts: 3,628 Senior Member
    IF YOU'RE LOOKING for an effective "mouse gun," look at a NAA Mini Revolver in .22Magnum. Modern loadings like Winchester PDX1, Hornady's Critical Defense, and Federal's 50 grain HP all deliver high enough velocity out of very short barrels to insure good penetration and reliable expansion. My NAA Mini has a 1 5/8" barrel, and at 15 feet will group all 5 rounds in 2 .25 inches. Best of all, it is the most concealable gun made, it literally disappears in my front pants pocket, and I never leave home without it regardless of what I'm wearing.
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,616 Senior Member
    I used to tote a .25 Jetfire Beretta as a backup. I think that's the right name, could have been a Starfire. Both were SA autos, and about the best tiny gun you could get back then. Lots smaller than the current DA guns. Before that, I had a 1935 Beretta, also a SA with a grip safety.

    One of our officers, before I got there, was shot by a .25 in the liver. He lived, but years later had to have a liver transplant. He's still alive today.
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • RimfireRimfire Senior Member Posts: 849 Senior Member
    horselips wrote: »
    IF YOU'RE LOOKING for an effective "mouse gun," look at a NAA Mini Revolver in .22Magnum.

    Totally agree with you on the NAA Mini Magnum.
    G&A Forum Member since: October 2000; Life Member: GOA, IWLA, NRA, & Escapees.
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,697 Senior Member
    I also agree with the Mini-mag reliability. I do not remember having a dud with them...... Still wouldn't want to rely on one...
    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
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