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The question or concern isn't whether a given round will kill someone. The question or concern is will it stop them and their aggressive behavior before they are able to kill you.
In 1969, a little Erl Svendsen 4 Aces derringer worked in a bad situation in an alley off P street in D.C. A guy was trying very hard to smash my head in with a crowbar to rob me, and it took two shots to work. The assault did stop with the attacker going down and curling in a fetal position and screaming that his guts were on fire. I ran out the other end of the alley at high speed.

My teen years gang activity sometimes put me in bad places at a bad time.

At the very close range a small caliber gun is used in self defense, they work very well. People don't enjoy getting shot, and in spite of the bull hockey the gun shop guru's spout, people getting shot tend to stop what they are doing that got them shot. It hurts like h--l.

Don't over do it, just enough will do.

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I have a friend who told me he wouldn't think about deer hunting with a 6.5x55 .When I asked him why,he said because he had shot a feral dog (German Shepard,Right in the (boiler) with one and it never wen't down. When I suggested he must have missed the boiler room, he looked at me like I had slapped him.

The 22 LR,25 auto and other small cal guns will do the job if the right target is hit. My shooting pard and I shoot as often as we can, and practice shooting head size targets at close range.If a lowly 22 lr will kill a Grizz (head shot) it will do a number on a human target in sd.

The little 25 as well.And! less chance of round failure than 22 rimfire.
Good observation.
My wife and I shoot a lot at an indoor range.
I buy silhouette targets with a man's head and tell her "aim small hit small." I don't know who first said those words but they work.
At 20' she will shoot a few clips from her .25 and then a few clips from her Walther P22 and put every shot in the head. She then does a few clips rapid fire at the heart area and does really well. She's better than me.
Some will say, "can she do it in a stress situation?" Yes I believe she can, she's not the type to back down from anything.
I call her nasty Nancy.

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Always wanted a little .25 but settled for a Model 1934 Beretta .380, I remember it also had 1943 stamped on it. The old guy I bought it from said he brought it back from France when he came home from WW2.
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Always wanted a little .25 but settled for a Model 1934 Beretta .380, I remember it also had 1943 stamped on it. The old guy I bought it from said he brought it back from France when he came home from WW2.
It's hard to find one except on Gunbroker and all but the Raven are expensive.
But there is one now made in Canada that has two safeties and is kinda unwieldy but it is well made besides that.
https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/gu...phoenix-hp25a/

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It's hard to find one except on Gunbroker and all but the Raven are expensive.
But there is one now made in Canada that has two safeties and is kinda unwieldy but it is well made besides that.
https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/gu...phoenix-hp25a/
Uhh, that particular Ontario is in California.

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When I take my dogs out for a walk in my woods, I usually put my 1908 Colt in .25 in my pocket. I had to put a rabid raccoon down about a month ago, and it did the deed.

Its a tiny pistol for my big hands but when it is needed, it does the job.

When I first got my "new" property (5 wooded acres) 2 yrs ago, I was walking in the woods and saw a groundhog at about 50 yards away. I took a shot at him and he didn't even blink. When I got closer to him, I found out that I had put him down with 1 extremely lucky shot. I played the lottery that night, but I used up all my luck on that 1 shot.

The Colt is a nice small pistol that easily fits in my pocket and is probably under powered for a CCW, but if it was needed, it would get the point across.

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Uhh, that particular Ontario is in California.
I stand corrected.
Anyhow, I wouldn't mind having one on my bookcase with both safeties off.
But then, I don't really need one.

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I just wish that Beretta would bring back the jet fire.

But I'd settle for the Baby Browning getting an exemption to be brought back to the U.S.

Don't over do it, just enough will do.
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Had a Raven 25 , tomcat 32 and AMC 380 all to small imho to be easy to use . Now a 22 mag mini revolver if that small one s needed.
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