.22 short and .25 ACP smaller pocket guns?

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  1. whm1974

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    I don't know much at all about folding triggers since I have never seen them on modern firearms, much less used them. As far as I know, they were only used in smaller guns that fingers with average thickness, trigger guards will only get in the way.
     
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    Haven't shot a Guardian, but I feel the same in regards to the .32 NAA, locked breech is best. Good thing is there are a lot of .380's out there that could be made into .32 NAA, but nobody cares to do that because .25/.32 NAA is as niche as niche gets.

    BTW, you ever shoot your .32 Professional after modifying it?
     
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    Holey moley! That's really great. Even though I share the tendency myself, I'm often both mystified and delighted by the things people get interested in and accumulate. (I smoke pipes, and at one time had more than a hundred of them, so I mean no disparagement. And looking around the room, I count eight computers (not including tablets), and that doesn't include my wife's. So, yeah. :cool:)
     
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    I have always liked true pocket guns. I still like my Astra Cub in 22 short and my Beretta Jetfire 25acp (950BS). A hideout gun (Onion Field Insurance) may be a nice thing to have;)
     
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    I believe that Taurus also made the M380 sized revolver in .327 Federal Mag, and it was called the Taurus M327. Sadly discontinued, as I would love to have one now. CDNN was selling them for a song years ago... If I knew now, what I knew then.

    Also, I'd love to have a .25NAA barrel for my Kel-tec P32. It would only require a barrel and ammo swap, and it would be like shooting a laser beam out of the little thing! Very little recoil, I'd imagine. I suppose someone with enough skill could drill out, reline, and rebore a .32 barrel for it, but that's not a cheap (or quick) endeavor for most folks. Plus, ammo is essentially non-existent; Cor-bon made it, but doesn't sell it anywhere but through NAA these days.

    Maybe someone could convince Sandy over at NAA to do a run of extended/ported P32 barrels with hopes of selling a bunch of .25NAA ammo with it. Practice with "cheap" .32acp, and carry the .25NAA. I'd be interested.
     
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    If you can find one, get a Taurus View. It weighs 9oz or so and is the smallest and lightest
    38 you can find. Surprisingly accurate and easy to carry a real featherweight.
     
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    I have one in .22 Magnum.
     
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    How accurate one of these guns is is dependent on their conditions.
    After my grandfather passed years ago, I inherited his three guns. One was the old .38 that he used to keep under the cash register in his store. I shot it with .38 Specials and was appalled at how poorly it shot. I came to learn that 1 - the gun was apparently a cop's duty gun from the early 1900s; and 2 - because of its age, the barrel was badly worn; and 3 - to add insult to injury, I got VERY lucky in that I found out the cylinder no longer locked up properly and it didn't blow up in my hand !
    The second is a Colt 1903 in .32 ACP from ~1911. While it functions quite well, its barrel is also badly worn and isn't accurate beyond 10-15 yds.
    The last is a Colt "Junior" in .25 ACP from ~1958. It was NIB until I got it. Despite its relative low powered rounds and only a 1.25" barrel, it was easily accurate out to 50 ft. And, being so small, it is easily concealable which could, in a pinch, allow you to get close enough to an unsuspecting perp so you can put one round right in their neck, cutting the spine.
     
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    I am pretty sure NAA does not make a 25. I have the NAA 22 short and LR.
     
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    I didn't know Taurus made a TCP in 32ACP
     
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    My apologizes, I see where NAA now offers a .25 ACP. Pretty expensive, though.
     
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    Looks like a Nagant M1895 revolver that suddenly went vertical!
     
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    That's .25 NAA, not ACP. It's a .32 ACP necked down to use a .25 ACP bullet.

    I wouldn't buy one.
     
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    My .22 Short Colt single shot...

    170EAA75-2402-4D31-B812-650B4B393006.jpeg
     
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    I don't remember how many years it was offered. I should have bought two back when I got the one.

    https://www.guns.com/news/review/taurus-pt-732
     
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    There is a .22 Short Colt??? Rimfire, Centerfire, or just Colt putting their own name on someone's else's cartridge, which was a very widespread practice at the time.
     
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    My dad paid $20 at a gun show 40+ years ago for the little Colt pictured above.
     
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