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The Beretta Jetfire

Back in April, I did a post entitled “Tiny Guns, the Talismans”, and wrote about my Dad’s Colt Vest Pocket .25, versus my Keltec .32.
“A nice thing to have, if you don’t have a gun.”, someone once said.
They say confession is good for the soul.  I must confess, I had another mouse gun.

A Beretta 950 ‘Jetfire’, .25 ACP.
One of my good friends gifted me with one!  Seriously, he had the best of intentions!
He knew I was known as ‘the gun guy’ at work, so carrying any service pistol was out of the realm of possibility.  After all, they thought my black nylon eyeglass case held a pistol, and had accused me of doing just that.
So, here I am with a well-made, half lightweight alloy, semiautomatic pistol.  Eminently concealable.
Eminently ineffective (?)
I’d preached for years the Cooper Doctrine with regard to pistols for self defense, stopping power, service pistols, blah, blah, blah.
And here I was with a .25.  (I didn’t own the Keltec .32, yet.)
Should I carry it?  And if so, how?
I chickened out (most of the time).  I was just too high-profile.  I attracted way too much attention from anti-gun management.
In retrospect, I should have purchased some Thunderwear and carried something significant.
Instead of leaving it with the insignificant at home in the safe.

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


7 thoughts on “The Beretta Jetfire

  1. What the heck; it's purty to look at. And as a young Naval officer once observed to me, "If it can't be functional, it should at least be aesthetically pleasing."

    Posted by Rev. Paul | August 29, 2011, 9:21 am
  2. It was a well-functioning, attractive, non-plastic little gun! Too bad it wasn't in .45 or 9mm?

    Posted by Guffaw in AZ | August 29, 2011, 10:12 am
  3. Maybe this is the gun you leave in the safe deposit box, or in the spare tire well, or bury with the Krugerrands? The one you have when they don't expect you to have anything?

    Posted by Fill Yer Hands | August 29, 2011, 12:20 pm
  4. It's better than yelling for cop. Besides, Caleb Giddings proved that a JetFire+Coffee+Awareness = One less victim

    Posted by ExurbanKevin | August 29, 2011, 12:49 pm
  5. @Fill Yer Hands – uh, you have Krugerrand(s)?!@ExurbanKevin – Good Point! I'd forgotten Caleb's caffeinated-caliber adventure!

    Posted by Guffaw in AZ | August 29, 2011, 1:27 pm
  6. I had one. The caliber is worthless but the gun is a well made little gem. I especially liked the tip up barrel. Good idea!

    Posted by Wilson | August 30, 2011, 5:44 am
  7. @Wilson – kinda like a TC Contender with a magazine! (in tiny form)

    Posted by Guffaw in AZ | August 30, 2011, 8:00 am

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