The Baby Browning is a classic pistol of sorts. And PSA’s reintroduction of the pistol the market has raised a lot of eyebrows. One would think that me, having published a number of articles in Concealed Carry Magazine would be interested in the new little auto. The truth is, I’m not. And let me tell you why.
Many years ago I needed a pocket pistol for deep concealment. This was back in Virginia… I found one for a very reasonable price. It was a Baby Browning clone in .25 Auto.
It fit the bill and in test firing, punched holes in the target with very good reliability. So I carried it. For about a month.
Then one morning I was out on some private property where we were shooting some targets. I took a Frisbee and put it up against a stump. 20 steps back and I nailed it. Then it nailed me. The bullet hit the Frisbee and then bounced off and hit me right in the chest. I looked down into the grass, and there was a gleaming copper slug sitting there. It looked like you could reload it and shoot it again. The Frisbee was marred with a slight dent. I sold it the next day.
So when I see this brand new example of something I purchased for 20 bucks and sold for 50 a month later… I have to tell you… I’m just not all that thrilled. The gun is a gem, I’m sure. But the problem is in the cartridge. .25 Auto makes .22LR look like a Hot Rod. I’m passing on this one.