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Old 09-07-2009, 5:05 PM
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Default Whats a good 25 auto pistol?

Looking at buying a 25 auto pistol. cause I got lots of ammo to shot. So what should I consider and what should I stay away from?
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Old 09-07-2009, 5:08 PM
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I have a Beretta 25. Shoots nice but it had one problem before. My bro fixed it and been shooting fine since.. I think mine is the Tomcat.. I think
If you have alotta ammo, just sell the ammo and buy a 22cal. There are more styles and cool reliable 22 handguns. I will buy the ammo off of you..
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Old 09-07-2009, 5:13 PM
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Someone once told me to try and find a beretta w/o the flip up barrel.
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Looking at buying a 25 auto pistol. cause I got lots of ammo to shot. So what should I consider and what should I stay away from?
Seecamp LWS 25
Beretta 21

I've had both, only have the Seecamp now hard to find but nice.
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Old 09-07-2009, 5:17 PM
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Someone once told me to try and find a beretta w/o the flip up barrel.
AFAIK...
The only Beretta handgun in .25ACP with a non-tip up barrel is the Model 418. They are no longer in production (produced from 1916-mid1950s) and are considered C&R handguns.
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They use the flip up barrel, so you dont have to rack it. Believe it or not, as small as that lil handgun is, its pretty tuff to rack. More than anything other full size handgun i have ever had.
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I got the barreta tomcat also, great little gun. Put a lot of rounds thru it with never a problem. Great little backup or just plinking gun. Surprisingly accurate for such a short barrel and little gun.
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I have 2 Beretta (21) Tomcats in .25auto, 1 is DA/SA and the other is SAO. Both shoot very well for their size, never a problem with either.
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Just remembered, orginal James Bond handgun = .25ACP Beretta Model 950 Jetfire. The Beretta Model 21A Bobcat is the newer version of the Jetfire.
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browning vest pocket is good, as are the astra guns (they made the colt JR for colt for a while)

I've seen some very very interesting german and european pocket pistols but I haven't had the funds to really indulge myself with those yet.
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I had the Beretta in .25, I bought it in 1996 new, a couple of months later the firing pin and spring came flying out at the range! I shipped it off to Beretta and they fixed it right up. Never had an issue after that. It was a nice pocket gun for sure.
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Never shot a Beretta in .25acp, but have shot the .22lr. Pretty nice little pistol. I've got a Raven .25acp and I haven't had a single issue with it. The next .25 I'm looking for is a vintage Lignose. You can cycle the slide by pulling back on the end of the trigger guard. Way cool for 1920's design.



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That lignose is cool.. Neat design

You know you want a raven arms .25... lol
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That lignose is cool.. Neat design

You know you want a raven arms .25... lol
Make fun of the Raven if you want, but they work. Look for one that is in like-new condition. Often they get dropped and the slide becomes a bit bent; they never seem to work well after that. Firing pins break, but they are easy to come by.
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Never shot a Beretta in .25acp, but have shot the .22lr. Pretty nice little pistol. I've got a Raven .25acp and I haven't had a single issue with it. The next .25 I'm looking for is a vintage Lignose. You can cycle the slide by pulling back on the end of the trigger guard. Way cool for 1920's design.



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Anybody got any cool pics of a Beretta 25.
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I have a Beretta 950BS .25 ACP, a Beretta 21a in .22LR and a Beretta .32 ACP Tomcat. The 21a also comes in .25 ACP.

If you have decided on a .25 ACP the 950BS Jetfire has been outstanding in reliability and it is surprisingly accurate. It is SA only.

Check out this youtube video on the Jetfire:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVFf1NGmByc

The matte blue Tomcats have had some frame issues, including mine. After 178 rounds it developed a frame issue and was sent back to Beretta on warrantee. I was notified last week that it was deemed not repairable and will be replaced by an INOX model within thirty days at no charge. It was accurate and fun to shoot until malfunctioned.
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Yes we do remember James Bond original carry piece, but it's only a movie.
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I've got a 1908 Colt 25 acp that I thoroughly enjoy.
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My 950 is fun to shoot! My two 21A's are .22lrs. If you get a Beretta, DO NOT grip it too high. You'll end up with railroad tracks. Don't be scared though. It won't hurt for long and you'll only do it once.
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1910/1914 Mauser. Weird design, but accurate, and it has LCI, so it's CA-legal

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1910/1914 Mauser. Weird design, but accurate, and it has LCI, so it's CA-legal

That things cool where did you find that.
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Anybody got any cool pics of a Beretta 25.

.32 and .25
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FN/Colt is a little gem and will appreciate in value......The Berettas are classic and well made. A Raven? Well, I hope that you have an accurate pitching arm. There were a lot of neat C&R 25's built but for a shooter they would be difficult to replace parts.
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Do yourself a favor...
Sell the ammo in the adds here and DON'T buy a 25ACP. Its a POS caliber, and I'm trying to be nice.
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I second that...............
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Too bad you're not down here in SoCal; friend of mine has a beautiful little Colt 1908 Vest Pocket 25 Auto Hammerless in Nickel. He's willing to part with it for a nice price.

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Sell the ammo in the adds here and DON'T buy a 25ACP. Its a POS caliber, and I'm trying to be nice.
My pellet rifle is a POS too, but it's still fun to shoot.
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The matte blue Tomcats have had some frame issues, including mine. After 178 rounds it developed a frame issue and was sent back to Beretta on warrantee. I was notified last week that it was deemed not repairable and will be replaced by an INOX model within thirty days at no charge. It was accurate and fun to shoot until malfunctioned.
where on the frame did the issue develop? I have a friend that has one.
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Do yourself a favor...
Sell the ammo in the adds here and DON'T buy a 25ACP. Its a POS caliber, and I'm trying to be nice.
Just think it be a cool back up gun or to shot while camping BTW what does 25 ACP go for these days.
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There's nothing wrong with .25 acp......subsonic handloads are great.

He's some standard loads (full power)
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That things cool where did you find that.
That one isn't mine. I bought mine from the FS forum here. As I understand, there were quite a few of these imported starting in 1910
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I've had a Beretta 950 for close to 20 years. I can hit more with it than my PPK/S, but that's not saying too much!
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Do yourself a favor...
Sell the ammo in the adds here and DON'T buy a 25ACP. Its a POS caliber, and I'm trying to be nice.
Why? Opinions are like ..........Anyway, the .25acp perfect for what it is. It's now cheaper for me to plink with my .25acp than with my .22lrs!!!!! OK, so, I cast my own bullets and reload but, it's still cheaper! I would not want to use it as a go to gun but, as a fun little plinker it's just fine. Maybe it's a POS for your needs but eveyone's needs are different.
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Walmart always has 25 acp in stock.
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I haven't seen any .25 at Walmart personally. I also think it's a pos round, sell the ammo and buy a .32, either Beretta Tomcat or Seecamp. A .32 has some stopping/hurting power. I have a Tomcat, my son has a Seecamp. The Tomcat has worked well for a lot of years, and I like the 8 shot capacity.
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I haven't seen any .25 at Walmart personally. I also think it's a pos round, sell the ammo and buy a .32, either Beretta Tomcat or Seecamp. A .32 has some stopping/hurting power. I have a Tomcat, my son has a Seecamp. The Tomcat has worked well for a lot of years, and I like the 8 shot capacity.
Really? I always see it here in Mt View
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