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Model PT-25
Taurus Pistol PT-25 .25 Auto Variant-8
Scale To:
Gun Dimensions Width:1.125-in
Length:5.25-in Height:4.75-in
Barrel:2.75-in Weight:12.3-oz
Variant 8 of 14
Gun Rankings
  • Power Factor (50 grain bullet)41500
  • Recoil Factor (50 grain bullet)0.91 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity10 rounds
  • ConcealabilityExcellent
  • Defense Factor51%
Gun Specifications
Produced:1992 - 2011
Caliber:.25 Auto
Action:blowback operated semi-auto
Trigger:double-action only (DAO)
Safety:frame mounted manual safety
Frame:nickel plated
Grip:mother of pearl
Notes:tip-up barrel, gold highlights
Forjas Taurus SA
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Gun Value
MSRP:$311.00Used Est:$250.00
Last Update:2/4/2023
About the Gun

The Taurus PT-25 is fashioned after the Beretta Tomcat in style, but is chambered for the .25 Auto cartridge rather than the Tomcat's .32 Auto chambering. Like the Beretta, the PT-25 features a blowback action and tip-up barrel for convenient loading and chambering of the first round.

Cartridge Specifications
Cartridge: .25 Automatic
Alias: 6.35mm Browning
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Ballistics for This Gun
Selected Bullet Mass:50 grains
MV:830 ft/sec ME:77 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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