Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/05/16

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Subject: [Leica] OT: .25 caliber pistols
From: marcsmall at (Marc James Small)
Date: Fri May 16 09:30:03 2008
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Jim Brick is our resident firearms whiz and his 
comments would be welcome.  (Jim and I first 
crossed swords when he objected to a comment I 
had made about my Argentine Mauser rifle with its 
Kiev scope, an exchange he now claims to not recall.)

The Mob, as it is, uses .25 pistols to warn folks 
to behave.  Generally, you get shot in the back 
of the head, as the skull is relatively thick 
there and you only get a severe head-ache and a 
lot of bleeding and you have to explain why you 
got shot to the police.  But you certainly can 
get killed by such a gun if you are shot in the 
front of the face or in the chest.  In the 
firearms community, .25 calibre pistols are still 
known as "ladies' guns" from the prevelance of 
their use by women who were encuraged to carry 
them in their purses -- they might be a bit of a 
problem to shoot but they have little recoil and will often deter an 

Mob hit-men who mean business use .22 long-rifle 
match pistols.  I do keep a Ruger in my bedroom 
but, then, I have had only hostile relations with 
the Mob.  My wife came equipped with this one -- 
my only firearm is that 1909 Argentine Mauser.

Cha robh b?s fir gun ghr?s fir!

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