Andy, I thought you said you were fast with a gun. You mean to tell me that if you were locked arm and arm with an assailant, him trying to push a sword through you and you holding onto him and/or the sword with one arm, and pulled out a .25 in the other hand, so that his head would likely be less than one foot from the end of the muzzle, that YOU could not put four rounds into an eyesocket? How much time does it take to pull the trigger four times on a semi-auto? How fast and how far would a head move in that much time? With the Beretta .25 there would be no muzzle flip to speak of, so all four of those shots would probably make a single hole if you were trying this on a paper target.
Heck, I have a Beretta .25 around here somewhere. If I can find it, maybe I will try that myself sometime just to see. Course, Dave is a bigger guy than I am with bigger hands, so he could certainly keep that gun more stable than my small hands could. Still, I think it would be instructive to see.