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Is the .25 ACP Powerful Enough for Self-Defense?

Is this small gun enough for personal defense?

Before you pack the .25 ACP, you better watch this video.

YouTuber Mark3smle examines the question of whether or not the .25 ACP is powerful enough for self-defense.

Would you trust this caliber for personal defense? We all know it’s really small and light. It’s easy to forget you’re even carrying it. Oh, and this one is loaded with the best .25 ACP ammunition you can find.

The diminutive .25 ACP used to have a better following than it does today. With better modern pistols of the same size chambered in bigger calibers, the .25 ACP is, as mark3smle says, a last resort.

We’d like to give a special thanks to our friend mark3smle for taking time to thoroughly examine this cartridge!

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Is the .25 ACP Powerful Enough for Self-Defense?