Originally Posted by fredj338
If you can shoot a 22lr, you can shoot a 4" 38sp w/ 148grWC ammo, IMO, a far better choice than any 22lr. Most 25s are very diff to shoot well for an unskilled shooter, a target style 22lr would be a better tool than any 25acp.
The advent of small 9mm has made the 22-32 mouse guns moot IMO. The little Kahr will be easier to shoot & hit harder & almost the same size. I don't even like the 380, & now with better micro 9mm, why carry anything smaller & less potent.
You seem to be be getting more excited the larger the caliber.
One of the main points is smaller can still be effective.
In this case, it can also be very cost effective compared to the two other (larger) and more expensive calibers to shoot examples.
Then there is the less expensive rounds to shoot, the more people practice (good) and practice means more effective rounds down range (also good).
Last is the only real con. The owner must select the most reliable of the bunch, as reliability is always #1. Center fire is more reliable than rim. Is 25 the cheapest center fire to shoot (before recent price jumps/shortages) ?
I know this is a caliber discussion but with a 22, reliability is a serious consideration, if the gun is ever to be considered for use in self defense. All 22 variations have lower a reliability.
Thanks for the reviews