Posted December 17, 2017 12:01 am by Comments

By G. Halek

Recently, one of’s writers, Terril James Herbert, wrote a very good article detailing three basic reasons why the .25 ACP caliber is pretty much dead in the water. No modern pistol manufacturers are prioritizing it and there’s very little attention on this small caliber pistol round.

Why did the .25 ACP die and was it a mistake?

Bigger Isn’t Always Better

Following the FBI report from the 1986 Miami shoot-out that lead to the death of two FBI agents, the FBI focused heavily on a larger pistol round than the 9mm. The 10mm was the first choice but eventually they went to the .40 S&W. In 2015, the FBI reported that they’re switching back to the hollow point 9mm.

All of the sudden, civilian market interest in .40 S&W dropped considerably.

Despite being available in damn near any pistol platform that accepts 9mm, I’ve seen .40 S&W chambered pistols going for as much as 30% less than their 9mm counterparts.

Bigger doesn’t always mean better.

When it comes to concealed carry handguns, while many pistol manufacturers make sub-compact models chambered in .40 S&W and .45 ACP, there is considerably more handling required to get fast, accurate follow-up shots. Even the …Read the Rest

Source:: Concealed Nation

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