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Titan .25acp should I buy? only 50 bucks

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by gunsmith, Mar 23, 2004.

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  1. gunsmith

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    A friend of mine wants to sell his .25,it looks like a berreta .25 clone (it was made in italy) he hasn't shot it for more then ten years but it looks like a good well made little gun.
    I was thinking 50 bucks,not bad, but there is only one mag.
    Any of you guys ever heard of Titan?
     
  2. Mr. Mysterious

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    They run $40-80 on gunbroker. You can pick up magazines on there for like $10 or so.
     
  3. Tamara

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    Nostalgia...

    I would because... [looks furtively around] ...an FIE Titan .25 was the first pistol I ever owned. Shh. Don't tell anyone. :uhoh:
     
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    would that be a Tanfoglio Titan?

    I remember seeing an episode of law and order or similar where the victum of the week had been done in with a "Tanfoglio Titan" (a model I was unaware of, oh and they figured that out based on a spent casing of course) and one of the cops commented "That's an awfuly nice gun for a street thug" Guess they must have sold for more than 40 bucks back then.
    I think the gun in the show was supposed to be a .32 or .380 (those tiny calibers all look alike to me :) )
     
  5. pyblood

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    Is it a FIE Titan or it a Tanfoglio?

    The mag release on the Tanfoglio is located on the grips, and the FIE's mag release is on the bottom of the gun.

    I would buy it "just becasue" I know someone who carried one as a pocket gun for years. I can't speak of how reliable it is though. Get it and use it as a fun gun. Here's the link for an extra mag:

    http://www.firingpin.com/specials/main/mag3.htm#titan
     
  6. WonderNine

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    I would buy a mint one for $12 dollars Americano, but not one penny more.

    I'm cheap though. If it's a Tangliofolio it's worth at least $40 mint.
     
  7. otomik

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    .25ACP isn't worth the price or the humiliation of asking for .25 at the gunshop, .22lr is a much better fungun cartridge.
     
  8. cratz2

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    Yeah, but you can always mail order the ammo with your next volume 9, 40, 45 or 357 purchase.

    :D

    Considering how many 25s there are, I don't think I've ever bought 25 ammo in my life. And I've only fired about 200 rounds of it... mostly for folks that owned the gun and the ammo but had never fired it.
     
  9. Tropical Z

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    There isnt a .25acp out there thats worth 25 cents if you ask me.Its a round that REALLY deserves to die!
     
  10. Edward429451

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    The round may suck but it's a good little gun. I carried one for a couple years before I got my 45. I liked the exposed hammer it had. Sold it for 50 bucks. It got me out of one scrape with no scrapes. It's like they say, the presence of a gun, any gun, will stop most criminals in their tracks. Works if they're not packing and you have a Titan. 50 bucks is ok for a Titan.
     
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    the round sucks because its not loaded to its potential.

    properly loaded, it would give .32acp balistics like a .32 from a seecamp size gun.

    by the way, American made .32acp ammo isnt loaded to its potential either.


    if you hand load a .25acp 50gr. solid to reach 950 f.p.s. , that would be its proper loading. however due to cheap American guns made out of zinc alloys......., 800 f.p.s. is what its been down loaded to from the factory.


    ever wonder why fiocchi, geco, and s&b .32acp ammo is "hotter" than our crap? its because they load it properly.


    so, id say for $50.00 and its in very good shape, why not. you cant have too many guns.
     
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    The Titan is a Tanfoglio copy of a Beretta (basically). Tanfoglio has been making "good" quality handguns for decades. Open slide design, so like with Beretta's, it's going to be inherently more reliable than a design with a ported slide. Beretta has been making little .25's for decades. They are still in production, so there is obviously still some demand for them.

    Ignore this crap about .25's being worthless. They are at least as effective as being stuck with a 4" phillips head screw driver. Difference is, you can do it from 10 feet away rather than at contact distance - and do it multiple times. Where you do the sticking is what counts.

    .25 calible handguns are inherently small & light, which means they are likely to be carried when bigger guns are not. Being auto loaders, a full magazine can be shot with some accuracy in a matter of seconds (multiple "sticks"). Ballistically, there is little difference between short barreled .22's and short barreled .25's. The difference is the .25 has a much more reliable center fire ignition primer system than .22 rimfires (all be it much more expensive than .22's).

    So, if it looks okay - and seems to function okay - get it. At worst, you've invested the price of a couple of tanks of gas. If you can't stand it & want to get rid of it - take it apart - beat the the pieces flat with a large hammer and throw them away.
     
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    A buddy of mine had one about 15 years ago. Kind of a neat design with the slide/barrel/ exposed hammer. Not very well made. The safety broke off, and we went to a gun shop to see about getting it fixed.

    Keep in mind this was one of his first guns (the other being a Jennings .22)

    The guy at the shop said "What I would recommend, is that you put it in a drawer, and forget about it." Classic. I'll never forget that.
     
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    i agree, it was their police cartridge for many years. american standards also ruined the 9mm Parabellum, "standard" 9mm won't even work the toggle of the original luger that the round was designed for. how would we americans feel if europeans got ahold of .45ACP, downloaded it, consequently giving it a reputation as the the weak, fat and slow american round that barely makes it do it's target.
     
  15. gunsmith

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    well I bought it thanks!

    If it turns out I don't like it then the next "police buyback" is a good option,here in SF the PD pays 150$ per turned in gun:eek:
     
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    Whoa, is tis only for residents? I mean i could fill up a sack with $50 crap guns and pay for a nice vacation in San Fran.
     
  17. gunsmith

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    C'mon down C_Y!

    They don't ask for I-D or limit the amount of guns you turn in.
    C'mon down everybody and make a buck with yer junk guns that you could get fer 20bucks!
    SF taxes for everything,might as well get yer $$ back for once!
    Make sure when and how much before you travel a long way though.
     
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