Gun and Game Forum banner
1 - 20 of 458 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
17,237 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
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 ???
Rich
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
274 Posts
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.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
35 Posts
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.

Swamprat
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
17,237 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
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.
Rich
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5 Posts
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.
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:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
406 Posts
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!!
 

·
Resident Sasquatch
Joined
·
9,496 Posts
O.K., where's doglips to defend the Hi-Points when you need him? :p
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
1,928 Posts
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!!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,536 Posts
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.

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.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2 Posts
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. Bersapistols.com
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
741 Posts
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:

Jennings
Bryco
Raven
Rohm
RG
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.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,088 Posts
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.
copy and paste what he said to your forehead
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,033 Posts
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!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
533 Posts
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.


Doc:)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1 Posts
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
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
55 Posts
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.
 
1 - 20 of 458 Posts
Top