HGR 115 - .25’s, .32’s & .380’s with Weerd Beard

HGR 115 - .25’s, .32’s & .380’s with Weerd BeardHello and welcome to Handgun Radio! I’m your host Ryan Michad from the wild woods of Central Maine, and this is your home for all the news, information and discussion in the handgunning world.

This week, I’m joined by Weerd Beard to discuss the diminutive cartridges that are still commercially viable, the .25 ACP, .32 ACP and .380 ACP!

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Week in Review:

Ryan:  Finished up the SafeGuard Armor Level IIIa Soft Armor review. VERY impressed with the results. The video is up on the Handgun Radio Facebook page as well as the Firearms Insider Page. Go check it out!!!

Weerd: Now with penetrating oils, these damn walker nipples are NOT coming out!  I really need to get this to a gunsmith.

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Main Topic: .25’s, .32’s & .380’s with Weerd Beard

The subcaliber options are almost always scoffed at by most people for serious purposes, but they can be fun to shoot in a recreational manner, and if need be, can be pressed into use in a defensive role. Now, many people do consider the .380 ACP to be adequate for self defense, and use it successfully in that role every day, but some also consider it marginal. We figured it would be an interesting discussion to cover the .25 ACP since Weerd has a Colt 1908 Vest Pocket, and I have a Colt 1903 in .32 ACP and have reloaded it before. We also have quite a bit of experience with .380 in the Ruger LCP and Glock 42.

Wikipedia .25 ACP

Great Discussion on .25 ACP

.25 ACP In Use Defensive Encounter

.32 ACP Wikipedia

Claude Werner Post on .32 ACP

Reloading the .32 ACP

.380 ACP Wikipedia

Luckygunner: Is the .380 Powerful enough for self-defense?

Bulk .380 ACP Ammo for sale

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