I know most of you think the .25 ACP is much too underpowered to be a legitimate self defense caliber! I think the same way, however I must confess that on hot days, 100+, I have carried my 25 Beretta Jetfire. Mostly I just use it as a backup for my CCW Glock 27. For what it's worth the fictional James Bond carried a Beretta 418 in the first five novels that Fleming wrote. Whenever he was forced to use his 25 auto Bond ALWAYS double taped his opponent. It was replaced by his Walther not due to stopping power but because it jammed on him. Fleming also carried a 25 auto during his years as a high level member of British Navel Intelligence and armed Bond with what he carried, I don't think he actually shot anyone with it however. My question is, do you consider a double tap with a 25 auto in the 9 or 10 ring at about 10 feet to be a viable self defense weapon? How about a TRIPLE tap? I think this gun would be a viable stopper if used at 10 or 12 feet into the 9 or 10 ring!! I would really like to have one for my collection. Yes, I am aware of the paper work involved and the rarity of this gun but I would love to add it to my collection. BUT, I would have to shoot it a couple of times a year. What do you think? http://www.guns.com/2012/05/10/pistola-con-caricato-18-shot-revolver/ Wanna kill these ads? We can help!