does anyone have a Raven mp-25

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  1. cwd500

    cwd500 XDTalk 100 Member

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    i bought a raven 25 from a guy i work with for $30. it is a great gun and i like to carry it . i shot 50 rounds of fmj with out a problem then i bought some hornady hp and it has some feeding problems. the bullet gets stuck between the slide and the feed ramp. although it i push up on the bottem of the mag it will normaly feed right. does any one know how to fix this problem. thanks Coop

     
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    Stick with the fmj.

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    Ummmmm. I have this friend that has one.....;)

    After this friend worked on it the little thing seems to go bang every time.

    This friend also tells me the safety is not very safe....:shock:

    Kent
     
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    it goes bang every time i pull the trigger
     
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    No offense but your having issues with a $30.00 pistol. It cost $30.00 for a reason.
     
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    Kent XDTalk 4K Member

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    There is a reason they are called saturday night specials......
     
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    I bought mine new for $39.95 back in the mid 80s.
    I will admit mine shoots fine with CCI blazer ammo in both FMJ or hollow point ammo. The instructions clearly state that the pistol should never be carried with a round in the chamber and I agree 100% that the safety isn't too safe :x
    Seriously it's a novelty item and I shoot it just for laughs. In the past 15 years or so, I am sure I've only fired it once every 5 years and just a few mags for kicks. What is it good for? It's great to break up the monotony when you are shooting your XD or other quality arm. Whip out that chromed beauty and go to work on that soup can at 10 feet. CCW or home protection? Uh...........no.
     
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    My dad has one, back in the 80's he bought 2 one for him and one for mom. Too bad moms got stolen by some jerk ex-boyfriend. I don't think I've ever shot it though. About the only thing I can tell you about it is in regards to the ammo, which costs about as much as .45ACP last I looked.
     
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    In all honesty, they are great for saving your life.
    Just carry it UNLOADED and if your ever assaulted, toss it to the BG's feet and that will distract him while you pull your XD! :D
     
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    i have a walther model 9 that is in 25 acp and is worth like $500 and i have nothing but problems with it!!! so now its just a safe queen

    i would really like a working 25 acp but i would personally carry FMJ since with a HP penetration would be really shallow
     
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    I guess it's better than nothing, and the little suckers are definitely pocket guns.

    IMO it's a $30 conversation piece. Or depending on your location load it with some shot and use it as a snake gun.

    Maybe try polishing the feed ramp on it and see if that will help your feed issues; or just stick with the FMJ.

    Ammoman.com has 1K rounds for $179, so it is cheaper than the cheapest .45.... but not by much.

     

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