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.22LR is not a good auto pistol round OR defense round. It's not reliable enough in ignition for me to trust it in an auto. I do have a little .22 NAA mini revolver I carry. .25 is no better stopper, of course, and now days you can get a .380 that's as compact as .25 used to be, so there's really no point in the .25. Many years ago, before there was such a thing as a carry permit in Texas and everyone just carried under the "better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6" ethos, I carried a .25 in a back pocket. It was reliable, though I couldn't hit a can with it at 15 yards. It was pretty much a "screw it in the ear" gun, anyway. That gun perhaps saved my wife and I on our honeymoon in Galveston. A bum came out of the shadows in broad daylight and asked for money. I told him to get a job (probably a little trite) and he drew a knife where upon I yanked the .25 and by the time I'd jacked a round into the chamber, he was spinning around. I never saw a wino run so fast. ROFLMAO! Shook me up a little, the wife a little worse, but she gives me absolutely no lip to this day about my weapons addiction. In fact, before we start out somewhere she often asks, "You have your gun, doncha?"

I sold that .25, probably shoulda kept it for sentiment, but didn't. I carry nothing less than .380 anymore and usually .38 or 9mm.
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