25 ACP Ammo

Introduced in 1905, the .25 ACP has been controversial as a self defense round. With recent improvements in bullet technology and increase popularity of deep concealment pistols, the .25 ACP is a popular caliber for those who want a small, light firearm with low recoil.
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  1. Prvi Partizan 25 ACP Ammo - 50 Rounds of 50 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    $22.00 Price
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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Prvi Partizan
    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 44¢ Cost Per Round
    • Prvi Partizan SKU PP-R2.1
  2. Sellier & Bellot 25 ACP Ammo - 50 Rounds of 50 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    $24.00 Price
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    • 50 Grain
    • #1 Shot Bullet
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
  3. Remington 25 ACP Ammo - 50 Rounds of 50 Grain MC Ammunition

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    $29.00 Price
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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 58¢ Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU L25AP
    • UPC 047700067308
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History of 25 Auto (ACP) Ammunition

The .25 ACP (Automatic Colt Pistol) (6.35x16mmSR) cartridge was introduced by John Browning in 1905 originally intended to be used in the Fabrique Nationale Model 1905 pistol. This was the first in centerfire “vest pocket” pistols, designed to be used by gentlemen who required the utmost in concealment while carrying their firearm. The diminutive cartridge has received its’ share of bad press, as well as the classification of being a “mouse gun” by some firearms authorities. But a firearm in .25 ACP does have the potential to be lethal and must be treated with the same respect as any other firearm.

The .25 ACP has been primarily chambered in small, inexpensive firearms that were intended for concealed carry, most typically in a pocket or small handbag. There are several advantages to the .25 ACP as a concealed carry pistol. The small size of the pistol makes concealment in a variety of situations and locations much easier than with larger handguns.  Even the smallest 9mm pistols are larger than the standrd size .25 ACP.  The centerfire primer makes the .25 ACP more reliable than the .22 LR caliber cartridges that are chambered in similar sized pistols. The .25ACP has a plethora of self defense loads that are built to maximize bullet expansion and penetration like the JHP. The technological and design advancements have made the .25 ACP worthy of consideration in the self defense category.

The .25 ACP cartridge has been offered in a variety of firearms. There are several revolvers that have been built for the .25 ACP. Most are antiques of Belgian and Italian manufacture with an occasional sighting on internet firearms auction sites. One of the most unique pistols designed to fire the .25 ACP was the Lercker. It was a fully automatic, blowback pistol that had a 20 round magazine and fired at a rate of 1200 rounds per minute. Although never in wide scale production, this pistol casts the .25 ACP as a personal defense cartridge in a whole new light.

The .25 ACP is definitely a love/hate type of cartridge, but it has definitely held its’ place in the firearms world. Firearms manufacturers continue to produce pistols in this caliber and include it as an option for many new subcompact pistols that are introduced. The ammunition manufactures continue to crank out a plethora of practice ammo as well as including it in many of their personal protection product lines. With its’ mild recoil, acceptable accuracy and reliability, the .25 ACP will continue to be the choice for backup and deep concealment needs for a long time to come.

Discuss 25 ACP ammunition by adding your comment to the 4 comments below or by asking a new question

Aaron Lorton ( Fri, 21 Sep 2012 00:39:17 +0000 ) : I have yet to see any.25 defensive ammunition tested that meets FBI protocols for defensive ammunition. Every expanding round I'm aware of will fail to penetrate adequately. For this reason I cannot recommend a.25ACP for anyone intending to press it into service for any type of defensive use. Full auto fire will never make up for performance and in untrained hands is usually a drawback rather than an advantage.
Ross Butler ( Mon, 22 Apr 2013 15:13:08 +0000 ) : The.25 acp will never meet "FBI" standards. It is not designed nor expected to do so. The 25 acp offers a extremely small pistol, very useful for DEEP concealment, with the reliability of center-fire ammunition. Certainly one would not be advised choose this caliber as a primary carry, or defensive weapon, but with the correct ammo, these make most excellent deep concealment weapons. Modern expanding ammunition has greatly improved it's effectiveness in this application.
Daniel Goupy ( Tue, 16 Jul 2013 15:25:28 +0000 ) : Ces munitions doivent être compatibles avec un MAUSER 6,35 modèle 1910?
Nancy Chockley ( Sun, 09 Mar 2014 01:14:34 +0000 ) : As I said, I would give a review after using. Started with a cleaned and oiled Titan 25cal. Today at the range the 1st cartridge went bang. Wife happy to hit target at 25 yds. Next 14 rounds no bang. Put Remington same grain that came with pistol back into clip. next six rounds went bang in and around target. Wife still learning! Concerned at this point but will try a different box at next shooting. I bought 500 rounds. Hope next box makes me smile. Thanks for at least carrying this caliber.
25 ACP Ammo Ammo Customer Reviews
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  • John said: "I ordered two calibers of ammo for handguns, .25 auto and .32 auto. Both arrived within a few days of ordering. I have fired some of the .25 auto on the target range. It performed flawlessly. The .32 auto is the same type ammo and same manufacturer. I expect it will perform as well."