RARA-AVIS: Re: Bond, Helm, Guns

Bill Hagen (billha@ionet.net)
Thu, 4 Feb 1999 23:48:06 -0600 (CST) >
>I believe that the Beretta that Bond first carried was a 25 cal. (by the
>way the 25 is a puny caliber, no longer considered adequate for
>self-defense). The Beretta 25 was a large pistol for it's caliber and
>thus not very size effecient. The Walther PPK that replaced it was a 32
>cal. (again a marginal round in spite of Q's assertions, but much more
>potent than the 25). However, such rounds would have been used because
>there were no really small pistols for more potent rounds except for the
>snub-nosed 38 special revolvers. Thus when concealment was an issue, as
>it was with Bond, a 32 made sense (I'm not sure a 25 ever did). The
>Walther PPK was a much more size effecient weapon holding five rounds in
>the magazine and one in the chamber. With it's flat configuation it was
>much more concelable than a small snub-nosed revolver.

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