Originally Posted by PunkinHead
OK, I can't claim this is a gun I love (per the thread title), but I bought a new safe yesterday and was moving guns around and came across this little nickel plated POS. A Raven P-25 that was given to me by my father-in-law somewhere along the line. I can almost picture him buying it at a gas station for $50 back in the 1970's. He couldn't find the magazine so I tossed it in the back of the safe and forgot about it. I went ahead and ordered a magazine this morning, but I'm not sure I've got the nerve to shoot the thing.
I found just the hat to wear to the range with it:
My father in law gave my wife one of these P-25's. I bought her a good handgun so it went into the back of the safe same as yours. I've shot it a few times. While hard to hold and the lousy sights make it pretty ineffective past 5yds or so...it was surprisingly 100% reliable. I'd never trust carrying it...but I guess it would work if you didn't have much money and needed a firearm. I've put about 150 rnds through it in total and probably won't put another 150 through it in my lifetime...but another gun in the safe is not such a bad thing.