Finn's favourite gun.
There's not much to say about this thing. It's great for high- characters or characters who lean into it. It's a little too inaccurate to use if your is less than 3, but for "Skids" O'Toole or Winifred Habbamock it's perfect.
Saving actions is a useful mechanic, the .25 Automatic is fast already, so that's a saved action, the free attack on the evade is also good, another saved action. But wait. Is it? The action to evade is still an action, so if youre attacking the enemy, just with evade actions instead of attacks, what's the point?
Here's the point: Speed and safety. Layering the attack onto evades means that you get a double layer of defense, the attack may fail, but the enemy is still evaded, alternatively a tough opponent might survive one attack, but it's not in your way anymore so you can either leisurely finish it or keep moving, safe in the knowledge that when the enemy gets in your way again later, it's prepped for faster killing. Against a boss that you need to work through in more then one round, the initial evade attempt isn't a "wasted" action, not to mention the circumvented Retaliate. Also, dont forget, if the attack actually fails, and you find yourself in trouble, the enemy being evaded gives you an escape route.
Here's another thing. If you're experienced as an character, you should be familiar with those moments when youre stuck evading 2+ enemies who've swarmed you, the .25 Automatic is'nt target-locked onto just the newly evaded guy, you can evade 3 different enemies in a round, and shoot whichever one you want dead with all 3 bullets.
In short, this weapon is by itself not the greatest gun in the world, but for an character, the sheer amount of tricks it unlocks is staggering.