Anyone Tried a Jimenez Arms 9mm ?

Discussion in 'General Handgun' started by Mooseman684, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. Mooseman684

    Mooseman684 G&G Newbie

    Dec 29, 2005
    I was at a Gun Show this past weekend and a Dealer had a Special Sale on Jimenez Arms 9mm Handguns...Stainless or Blued, double stack 11 rounds, a bit larger than a Makarov for $169.00 ! US Made in Nevada and really looked nice except for a Plastic trigger I didn't like...He was sold out but had one for looking at on display that was Sold too so No joy :17: ...Anyone have one or tried one yet ???
  2. BamaBowTie

    BamaBowTie G&G Regular

    Jul 29, 2004
    Vernon, Fla
    Rather than cry you should count your blessings. I'm not one to bash "cheap" guns, but those are just dangerous. Jimenez is just the most recent incarnation Jennings! The Jennings J-9 had a reputation for the slide coming off during firing and I have heard of accounts of the same from the new Jimenez. If you want a cheap 9mm fun gun buy a Hi-Point.
  3. lefty o

    lefty o G&G Enthusiast

    Mar 15, 2002
    if it is the same as the old bryco/jennings, you want nothing to do with it.
  4. swamprat

    swamprat G&G Newbie

    Jan 15, 2007
    Run! Do not walk away. Junk with a capital J. The metal is to cheap to take the recoil of the 9mm. I have 3 slides with the fronts broke off that I have replaced for folks.

  5. Mooseman684

    Mooseman684 G&G Newbie

    Dec 29, 2005
    I guess I won't get one to test out if they are that bad...
    Thanks for the heads up !
    I must say I do have a J-22 that shoots very well for its size and it functions flawlessly so far...HMM.
  6. Zen900

    Zen900 G&G Newbie

    Dec 30, 2005
    Jiminez are Saturday night specials. That used to mean that if the metal melted at 1100 degrees F it was legally termed a SNS. Dunno if that was true but I remeber hearing that years ago. May have been a rumor. Dunno.

    Shining Star Investments LLC YOUR source for Jimenez Arms

    I'm not plugging them. Here's some pics.
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2007
  7. 17poundr

    17poundr G&G Newbie

    Apr 6, 2007
    Yep, can you belive that this is a .45apc for under 200 dollars, with a 9 round capacity and a 4&half inch barrel!!! From hi-point, check it out- MKS

    Their .40cal was very nifty too, and the larger 9mm was good looking to my eyes... I know that at these prices you cannot expect something really sleek, but if it holds together with a medium load, and keeps on doing it if cleaned, and looked after regurlaly...

    Then, I'll start asking, hey, I mean, why should I buy polymer guns for three to four times the price, if It's for my self defence, and I wont be shooting as a passion, just keep it up a couple times a month kind of self defence minimum (also try 'combat ranging' [can be done with balloons, cans, string, a buddy, safe place, woods, or rocky place with a slope, and you dont have to pay the great ammount of money that goes into a high end pop up target walk through range)...

    Then, why the heck not? For those seriously not into guns, but need the safety, and want a semi auto, otherwize, I belive that the Charter arms 38super five shot two inch barrel

    The Undercover Lite from Charter Arms

    And that's going to be cheap, but ok too... Still, I probably would go for the
    Hi-point .40, if that had too much of a kick (I know that the .45apc will have a kick too hard for people who dont shoot all the time)

    I mean, let's be real, they havent got the price this low, with amazing designs that take out kick even when you have mostly plastic absorbing the shock of that 230 grainer going off...

    Even the Glock .40cal seems too 'bronco' for me... I dont like a gun that kicks in the wrong way, you know, either throws too high up, so you dont retain your grip the same after the shot, or it kicks you in the hand, making shooting it literally a pain.

    So, if the great sounding and good looking .40 cal, still seems too much like a kickboxer, then it's the more ugly, but I'm shure a good cheap ten rounds of 9mm parabellum, semi auto for arround 160 usd! Not bad, not bad at all...

    And it's not like the certain weapons mentioned above... I guess I can say it... Well, Jimenez, and the couple of others mentioned, a fiew posts above...

    And, if I lived in the USA, I would get a couple of those Carbines from HI-point! talk about value for money, and I personally would protect my home with the .40cal carbine, and have a backup, well... There are a multitude of good handguns out there... I mean, the carbine will be more accurate, deliver a heftier punch from the same bullet as a handgun, and shoot more safely hotter loads I belive (could be wrong)...

    Shure, it's not an AR-15 clone, hey, nobody thinks it is... It's great to at least 30 meters, and home defence never needed a distance further... And, you can have a pistol for backup that 'eats' the same ammo! :hitwithrock:
  8. GoodAim

    GoodAim G&G Newbie

    Jul 23, 2007
    Beaumont Tx
    I had a Hi point 9mm and have looked at the Jimenez pieces of junk. The Hi point was by far the worst gun I have ever owned. Stove Piping almost every round. As far as the Jimenez they just feel cheap!! I would put them under my car and crush them. You would have to pay me to fire one!!
  9. toolman

    toolman Resident Sasquatch Forum Contributor

    Apr 11, 2002
    O.K., where's doglips to defend the Hi-Points when you need him? :p
  10. gunney_m

    gunney_m Suspended

    Sep 29, 2007
    They are such junk they even have a lawsuit on them for some dumba** kid supposedly loaded it and it malfunctioned (discharged) killing him, besides the dumb stuff my freind has a nickname that fits it well : sir jam a lot!!!
  11. aris_unlimited

    aris_unlimited G&G Regular

    Sep 28, 2007
    Payson, UT

    OMG!!! My father in law has that .380! Never knew what kind of gun it was now I do I guess. Evil little thing. Jams often, a MAJOR pain in the butt to take apart and clean (did it once, never will again). And really not that accurate.
  12. Bighev

    Bighev G&G Newbie

    Mar 12, 2008
    J9 Jimenez Arms (Biggest garbage ever)

    The JA9 is the BIGGEST GARBAGE in the entire gun market. After purchasing the JA9 I had nothing but a migrane. The gun jams 2 out of every three rounds fired, The fireing pin came apart, the load indicator located on the top of the pistol after firing 10 rounds suddenly had a spring pertruding. After sending it in to Nevada (thier new base of operations) and receiving it back the gun jammed more than before and the trigger lock was now defective. Piece of Garbage!!!

    I took that gun back to the gun shop and complained about the fact that they did not mention that the JA9 was a pistol manufactured by Jimenez Arms with the molds formerly belonging to the Bryco company.

    I purchased a new firearm, The Bersa Thunder High Capacity 9mm. This pistol is awesome, lightweight, accurate and very cost effective. I give it 5 stars.
  13. rfc357

    rfc357 G&G Newbie

    Jun 18, 2006
    I'm a pistol instructor. I hear this all the time:

    "I'm only going to use it for self defense, so I only need a cheap gun."

    "It's for my wife (daughter), so I only........."

    How much is your life worth? Your wife's? Your daughter's? Save your money and buy a good used higher quality firearm. If you don't feel comfortable buying used, take a knowledgeable friend along. I stress "knowledgeable."

    Here are the guns I will not permit in my training classes:

    Hi Point
    Almost any revolver made in Germany or Spain (yeah, I know there are a few good ones, but I don't have time to figure out which is which).

    Seen too many of these guns that are just unsafe to shoot. Guess I'll have to add Jimenez to the list.
  14. stalebiscuit

    stalebiscuit G&G Newbie

    Jan 20, 2008
    atlanta, but much rather be in valdosta
    copy and paste what he said to your forehead
  15. rondog

    rondog G&G Enthusiast

    Aug 19, 2007
    Commurado, USA
    Leave that cheap crap in the stores for the gangbangers. Maybe while they're cappin' each other, the guns will blow up and take 'em both out!
  16. Deersniper

    Deersniper G&G Newbie

    Mar 18, 2006
    Central Texas

    Don't even consider it. Made out of soft zinc alloy, and worthless. Hi points are a thousand times better.
  17. Doctor Larry K

    Doctor Larry K G&G Newbie

    May 25, 2007
    Palm Springs, Calif.
    My best friend, Two Fingers Bob. has one. I UNDERSTAND HE IS GOING SHOOTING THIS WEEKEND. I guess we can call him One Eye, unless he wears his welder's helmet at the range.

  18. stitchclimber

    stitchclimber G&G Newbie

    Aug 5, 2007
    The great northwest
    I nearly blew off my hand with one of those once.
  19. lt.splatmaster

    lt.splatmaster G&G Newbie

    Mar 26, 2008
    JA 9MM

    I personall disagree with all of you about the ja9mm. i personally own one and i shoot it on a biweekly basis and go through about 200 to 400 rounds per session. the JA is probably one of the best 9MM i have ever owned and plan to never purchase a new one. cheap yes, accurate very
  20. Obsidious

    Obsidious G&G Newbie

    Mar 18, 2008
    Joplin, Missouri
    After looking at those Jaminez pistols in the link that Zen 900 provided, I thought they looked oddly familiar, particularly the .380. Then I realized that it looked quite a bit like this Cobra CA380 that my gun dealer tried to get me to buy. He said that Cobra was put together from some of the left-overs of the Bryco company. I wasn't impressed with the Cobra and I doubt I'd be impressed with the Jaminez. And you say they have PLASTIC triggers? PASS! These stink to me of cheap, 1-crime-then-throw-away pistols that give respectable handguns a bad name. There are far better low priced pistols available for self defense target shooting.
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