BTW, I never realized Bond’s Beretta was .25 caliber. I always thought his Beretta was one of the 1930s 7.65mm or .380 pieces that were carried by the Italians in WW2 and were popular among Allied troops.
Yeah, I’d call .25 caliber useless.
I like the idea of Bond sipping on a Heineken with an 18 shot 9mm Walter in his pocket is perfect Bond; better than the original incarnation. Bond leaning on a bar with a .25 caliber Beretta sipping on a martini? Might as well put a pink skirt on and carry a purse.