I have owned one for almost 40yrs. My old partner killed a man with his one night, he was justified. Felon killed by Police officer.
I carried a mod. 36. in a ankle holster, as a back up, But the little 25 went in my rt. back pocket. I placed it behind a pack on chewing tobacco to break up the outline.
When I shot it, sometimes it would bring blood to the top web of my hand, from the slide when I drew it fast with a high grip.
I think there is a place for very small weapons. I called it my Gone To H_ _ L Gun, Because when you need it, Things done
Gone to H _ _ L ........
When I retired, I retired it. The finish is gone and it is beat up, but it still shoots as good as it did when we were both young