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AryanK
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.25 caliber or .32

Postby AryanK » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:19 pm

Hello

I have 2 questions and would really appreciate your inputs.

I have got a new arms license and looking at purchasing a pistol.

1. How is the .25 for stopping power? Is it good for self defence and shooting? I love the small size of it - Or should opt for .32?

2. Do you have any leads for dealers or resale in Mumbai?

Please give your feedback.

Regards - A



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Re: .25 caliber or .32

Postby Vikram » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:46 am

My opinion is that a .22LR or .32 would be a lot better than the .25 in terms of Ammo availability, variety and range of models. Ballistically, very little difference between the .22LR and the .25ACP. I would choose a .32 if I were you. If not that, the .22LR gets my vote.


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Re: .25 caliber or .32

Postby Vineet » Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:27 am

AryanK wrote:1. How is the .25 for stopping power? Is it good for self defence and shooting? I love the small size of it - Or should opt for .32?

The point is that smaller pistols (.25 acp here) are difficult to use. Their small size makes it difficult to grip the pistol, the little sights becomes difficult to use, it is difficult to have proper grip on small slide to rack it...etc etc

Go for .32 acp pistol. Most .32 are medium sized pistols, neither too small nor too big. The .32 acp cartridge is also better than .25 in terms of stopping power.

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Vikram wrote:My opinion is that a .22LR or .32 would be a lot better than the .25 in terms of Ammo availability, variety and range of models. Ballistically, very little difference between the .22LR and the .25ACP. I would choose a .32 if I were you. If not that, the .22LR gets my vote.


If I had to select between .22LR and .25 ACP for self defence, I would go for .25 because its center fire round and therefore more reliable.

Comparing ammo availability of the two, .25 ammo is easily available, specially in north India.

Comparing ammo variety between these two rounds, I believe one should use FMJ for self defence to achieve maximum penetration. Again .25 FMJ rounds are available.


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Re: .25 caliber or .32

Postby Shivaji.Dasgupta » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:19 am

If only the stopping power is the concern then better go for .32. As Mr. Vineet rightly said most of .25 ACP is small pocket/conceal carry weapons.
Go for any Decent .32, if not imported then IOF with little modification will work fine.


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Re: .25 caliber or .32

Postby Vineet » Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:07 pm

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Re: .25 caliber or .32

Postby Jr. » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:10 pm

.32 ACP Pistol will be more expensive than than the .32 S&W Revolver.
If you are planning on an IOF, then I would suggest the Revolver.
Webley Revolver would be cheaper than a S&W or Colt.
A Snub-Nose is excellent for self defence and concealed carry.
If you have the money then go for a Pistol.
.25mm and .22mm Fire-Arms are cheaper alternatives.
I think .25 will be less expensive than a .22, in India.

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Re: .25 caliber or .32

Postby AryanK » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:51 pm

Thank you all for the very valuable feedback. Above helps a lot in my research.




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