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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 attacker. 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. Marc firstname.lastname@example.org Cha robh b?s fir gun ghr?s fir!