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.