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Mouse guns

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by Gene Pool, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. Gene Pool

    Gene Pool

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    Does anyone here besides me carry a "mouse gun" (caliber 25 or 32)? My primary carry gun is a Glock in 357 Sig caliber. However, sometimes I have to resort to a very small handgun, or no handgun at all.

    I carry a Beretta 950 in 25 ACP, loaded with a hollow point on the first round, followed by ball. (It's not much, but better than a stick or pocket knife.)

    If you carry a mouse gun, what type do you carry, and what ammo do you load it with?

    Thank you,
    Gene Pool

    P.S. Please don't tell the woes of carrying a small caliber. I know them all...and everyone else does too. So, please stick to the subject. Thank you.
     
  2. For those times when I find I am left with having to resort to a mouse gun, my choice is something in .380ACP such as my Kel-Tec P3AT or better, my Ruger LCP.
     

  3. Glock27NY

    Glock27NY

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    Bg380 loaded with Gold Dots.. But only as a bug.
     
  4. I have the same Beretta, I carry it on occasions where I can't /don't have room for something larger. I just use the ball ammo, where did you find the HP's or did you load them yourself?
     
  5. BK63

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    380 is the smallest for me these days. Back over 25 years ago when I was younger and didn't have the money my brother gave me a 25 cal. It was better than nothing at the time but as time went on I got up the money for something better. The old 25 still sits in my safe as something to look at but I haven't shot it in 20 years.
     
  6. 4Baldy

    4Baldy

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    KT-3AT all the time in my pocket.
     
  7. I carry a Seecamp 32 everyday
     
  8. East River Guide

    East River Guide Glockaholic

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    Kahr P380 or a Keltec P32.
     
  9. WhiskyRidge

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    P32 pocket, ankle, or IWB depending on circumstances.


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  10. jdavionic

    jdavionic NRA Member

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    I carry my LCP quite a bit...sometimes with another, sometimes not, sometimes just a G19, etc.
     
  11. Gene Pool

    Gene Pool

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    CCI Speer Gold Dot Personal Protection, 23602, 25ACP, 35 Grain, GDHP, 20rds, $16.99

    http://www.ammosupply.com/category/921_25_acp_ammunition_ammo.aspx

    I also have approximately fifty old 25 ACP hollow point ammo rounds bought about 20 years ago--it has since been discontinued--made with solid brass bullets. It is hyper velocity with bullets lighter than 35 grains. Though for whatever reasons, I have more confidence in the Speer Gold Dot.

    Thank you for your question.

    Gene
     
  12. Gene Pool

    Gene Pool

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    I used to have one of those too. But when a pal wanted it so much he offered $600 for it, I let it be his gun. Now I regret letting it be his gun--wish I had it back.:crying:

    Gene
     
  13. Gene Pool

    Gene Pool

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    My pastor has one of those. He is very satisfied with it, both in reliability and accuracy.

    Thank you for your reply.

    Gene
     
  14. Gene Pool

    Gene Pool

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    I like your signature. It illustrates vividly why my little mouse gun is in my pocket. The thug intent on killing me just might catch eight 25 caliber rounds in the face.

    Gene
     
  15. Gene Pool

    Gene Pool

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    BTW, take a look at this demo. It might give you some ideas on more effectively using a small handgun in dire circumstances.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGmwhXgV_xg"]Mouse Guns - YouTube[/ame]

    Gene
     
  16. Bugler

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    Years ago I bought a new Seecamp 25acp. Carried in pocket or ankle holster only if I couldn't carry something larger. Still have it but replaced it for ccw with Ruger LCP
     
  17. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

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    I dont carry one, but I am drawn to the Beretta .32 for some reason, I have always wanted one.
     
  18. Shoot only ball out of these mouse guns. Penetration is key and they don't have enough umph to push a HP deep enough.
     
  19. kensteele

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    380 is the smallest i would go. and that's for a backup glovebox gun.