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Model A27 The Best
FIE Pistol A27 The Best .25 Auto Variant-1
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Gun Dimensions Width:No Data
Length:4.4-in Height:No Data
Barrel:2.25-in Weight:13-oz
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Gun Rankings
  • Power Factor (50 grain bullet)39350
  • Recoil Factor (50 grain bullet)0.78 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity7 rounds
  • ConcealabilityExcellent
  • Defense Factor47%
Gun Specifications
Produced:1973 - 1988
Caliber:.25 Auto
Action:blowback operated semi-auto
Trigger:single-action (SA)
Safety:frame mounted thumb safety
Frame:blued steel
Grip:checkered walnut
Sights:fixed blade and notch
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Gun Value
MSRP:$155.00Used Est:$105.00
Last Update:12/13/2023
About the Gun

Features an exposed hammer, serrated slide, toggle safety/retracted slide lock combo, magazine safety, with magazine release button on the bottom of the left grip panel. Developed by Astra Firearms of Spain in 1954 as the Astra model Cub. Also imported by Colt between 1958 and 1968 as the model Junior. FIE continued importation as the model A27 "The Best" through 1988.

Cartridge Specifications
Cartridge: .25 Automatic
Alias: 6.35mm Browning
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Ballistics for This Gun
Selected Bullet Mass:50 grains
MV:787 ft/sec ME:69 ft-lbs
About the Cartridge

This cartridge was introduced in the United States along with the Browning-designed, Colt manufactured 'Vest Pocket' pistol. Also referred to as the 6.35mm Browning, this semi-rimmed centerfire cartridge has fairly high velocity for such a small size. However, the energy it delivers at any range is quite low. This, combined with the full metal jacketed bullet, adds up to a very poor stopping or killing power on anything. The .25 ACP is not powerful enough for hunting anything but pests, nor is it adequate for serious self defense. However, the .25 auto caliber pistols are popular because of their small size and low cost.

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