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Jimenez 9MM

My wife bought me one in April I took it out and was pleasantly surprised I put a whole box of ammo through and not a problem one the only issue I have is its a little on the heavy side.
 

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Listen this is not a top shelf gun, question is if your buying on a budget this gun is a good deal its a basic gun I bought one because I didn't have 500.00 plus to spend. I got it it came with a trigger lock and two mags for 235.00 I took it out and put a whole box of ammo through I even put it through rapid fire not one jam or misfire. Is it perfect? no, it is on the heavy side and the mags a little difficult to reload. With that said if you need a home protection weapon on a budget the Jimenez 9mm is a good choice. I have no regrets and am thankful that there are companies builder affordable pistols not every one can afford a Glock, Berreta, S&W ect.
 

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Thank goodness for my rare show of patience. I've been looking at the Jimenez JA 9 for a couple of years, as I frequently stop in at a friend's gun shop - who I purchased a Hi-Point .45 from several years ago. He tends to sell a bunch of Hi-Point & Jimenez products, and I've had very good results with my Hi-Point stuff, which includes 2 of the 9mm carbines & 1 of the .45 carbines, as well as the .45 pistol, and their 9mm pistol. [ which is relegated to glove box duty] One of the 9mm carbines dates back to about 1997 & has had an enormous amount of rounds fired through it. All of them have been very reliable, and my compulsion to purchase sub $200 pistols is strong, but he has steered me away from his stock of Jimenez 9mm pistols - so that tells me something. My personal experience with the Jimenez products is only my ten-year ownership of a Jennings .22 pistol from the early 1990's that sometimes worked & was pretty cool when it did. I have had very good service from my Kel-Tec P11 [ $260 in 1996 ], and my Ruger P-95 [ $315 in 2010 ], so I think I would save a bit more money & get one of those for a lower priced 9mm pistol. I would not even recommend the Hi-Point, even though it is reliable - unless you truly could not come up with another hundred bucks.
 
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Thank goodness for my rare show of patience. I've been looking at the Jimenez JA 9 for a couple of years, as I frequently stop in at a friend's gun shop - who I purchased a Hi-Point .45 from several years ago. He tends to sell a bunch of Hi-Point & Jimenez products, and I've had very good results with my Hi-Point stuff, which includes 2 of the 9mm carbines & 1 of the .45 carbines, as well as the .45 pistol, and their 9mm pistol. [ which is relegated to glove box duty] One of the 9mm carbines dates back to about 1997 & has had an enormous amount of rounds fired through it. All of them have been very reliable, and my compulsion to purchase sub $200 pistols is strong, but he has steered me away from his stock of Jimenez 9mm pistols - so that tells me something. My personal experience with the Jimenez products is only my ten-year ownership of a Jennings .22 pistol from the early 1990's that sometimes worked & was pretty cool when it did. I have had very good service from my Kel-Tec P11 [ $260 in 1996 ], and my Ruger P-95 [ $315 in 2010 ], so I think I would save a bit more money & get one of those for a lower priced 9mm pistol. I would not even recommend the Hi-Point, even though it is reliable - unless you truly could not come up with another hundred bucks.

I have a Jennings 22. For the life of me I don't know why. Jennings, Jimenez - all those "Ring of Fire" companies that went out of business long ago made Saturday night specials. I used to have a Lorcin .380. The frame cracked after less than 100rds. What do you expect - they were made of pot metal. :biglaugh:
 

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variolamajor: even after my poor experience with my own Jennings .22, I keep thinking I will buy a new Jimenez version of it. The price & the chance that it could be better than my old one keeps me wishful. I owned a Beretta .22 that was similar in size, obviously better made, yet terribly unreliable - I ended up using it as part of a trade for a Rossi M92 lever action carbine in .357 mag - which I love. I also have a 10 year old Phoenix HP 22 that is only slightly larger, but has proven to be much more reliable & has an 11 round capacity.
 

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Thank goodness for my rare show of patience. I've been looking at the Jimenez JA 9 for a couple of years, as I frequently stop in at a friend's gun shop - who I purchased a Hi-Point .45 from several years ago. He tends to sell a bunch of Hi-Point & Jimenez products, and I've had very good results with my Hi-Point stuff, which includes 2 of the 9mm carbines & 1 of the .45 carbines, as well as the .45 pistol, and their 9mm pistol. [ which is relegated to glove box duty] One of the 9mm carbines dates back to about 1997 & has had an enormous amount of rounds fired through it. All of them have been very reliable, and my compulsion to purchase sub $200 pistols is strong, but he has steered me away from his stock of Jimenez 9mm pistols - so that tells me something. My personal experience with the Jimenez products is only my ten-year ownership of a Jennings .22 pistol from the early 1990's that sometimes worked & was pretty cool when it did. I have had very good service from my Kel-Tec P11 [ $260 in 1996 ], and my Ruger P-95 [ $315 in 2010 ], so I think I would save a bit more money & get one of those for a lower priced 9mm pistol. I would not even recommend the Hi-Point, even though it is reliable - unless you truly could not come up with another hundred bucks.

The worst POS pistol I ever owned was a Hi-Point. I'm never giving them another shot at my money As for Jimenez, I've never owned one or fired one and don't know anybody that has one.....so no opinion.
 

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I just had one of my employees who showed me a Jimenez pistol. I was not impressed. I am a former firearms dealer and a shooter/re-loader of many different calibers. I own several class 3 firearms (all legal) and love both the 9mm and the .45acp. Besides being a firearms dealer I was also an engineer for a major defense supplier for many years. I actually did an audit of the casting supplier for Bryco/Jennings/Jimenez firearms. Said supplier in S. California is held many contracts with the US gov't (the reason I was there) and they can make very high quality castings. Back then I say many thousands of frames made for Jennings and Bryco as a dealer I questioned them about the quality. The answer was these were all manufactured too a price point not quality. Translation: you get what you pay for...
Recoil based firearms of .380 or less may be acceptable. I won't dispute that a lot of these guns work fine (I sold many Lorcin, Bryco and Jennings over the years) and had very few returns until near the end of the business when quality fell even more. 9mm and higher I want a locking lug! The HiPoint works but I have lighter bricks in my yard. OK I can be a bit of a **** about this but if your life depends on that gun do not buy the cheapest thing out there a jam at the wrong time could cost you your life. I am a huge fan of the .22 for defense, save a few more dollars and get something that will work. The old H&R top break revolvers, the high standard's of the same era and the Sears model semi-auto's all make excellent home defense firearms and they all work. If you have a Bryco, Jennings, Lorcin or the like that works by all means keep it but never assume these are quality firearms. I have seen both working and non-working models of these guns and don't trust that don't work.
 

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Thank all of you for allowing me to join this forum. I re-read my post and I think I sounded like a bit of a prick. Sorry, I have been shooting and carrying for many years and need to remember that not everyone can or wants to spend the kind of money I have spent on firearms. I spent many years shooting silhouette completion in Phoenix shooting as well as many DCM matches. I reload for about 53 different calibers and have many many firearms in my collection. I ride motorcycles when I'm not working and usually carry though unknown for most of my fellow riders. The bike creates many issues and it's hard to hide a pistol in most cases. I carry a COP (try finding one of these anytime soon) in a custom shoulder holster I also have a S&W custom stainless 9mm compact and a Kimber custom shop CDP in .45acp. All are easy to conceal and handy so take your choice. I have also carried a Star PD in .45 (very nice gun) and the AMT in .45 (won't work all the time so I quit) if you carry and need something that always works never go cheap. Frankly the older Ruger P89 is perfect if big, I did not carry one because of all the guns I already own but these things always work. If you are new and need something good then try a revolver they always work and if they do not fire just squeeze the trigger again. Rossi (owned by Taurus) makes a great and cheap .357, if six shots don't get the job done you should have brought a rifle. Thanks for allowing me to post
 

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variolamajor: even after my poor experience with my own Jennings .22, I keep thinking I will buy a new Jimenez version of it. The price & the chance that it could be better than my old one keeps me wishful. I owned a Beretta .22 that was similar in size, obviously better made, yet terribly unreliable - I ended up using it as part of a trade for a Rossi M92 lever action carbine in .357 mag - which I love. I also have a 10 year old Phoenix HP 22 that is only slightly larger, but has proven to be much more reliable & has an 11 round capacity.
The Phoenix was a pretty good gun. I have seen many of them last for years and keep shooting w/o any problems. If you already sold that .22 then upgrade too better gun. I'm not a fan of the Beretta NEO but they are fun and they do work. I prefer the Ruger or a Browning even a Smith but all the major suppliers of .22 make excellent guns (Walther compact excepted) as they are a PIA. Former girlfriend could not handle a 9mm so I finally gave up and trained her on a Ruger MkII not the best but I don't want to be around when she emptied a 10 round mag into you then reloaded and did the same again...
 

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ggrimes2: the Beretta I traded was the Bobcat - which I tried to be patient with, running over 200 rounds through it in the hopes it would "break in" and start working. It was my second Bobcat, I had good luck with one throughout the '90's that I gave to my wife, until it came close to being used by her, and I traded that one in for a Taurus M85 snubbie for her to carry. The little revolver seemed more likely to be ready for her should she need it, and the .38 special would probably make an unfavorable impression on the scuzz attacking her. I always regretted trading in the Beretta, so bought a new one a few years ago [which I ended up trading away - breaking my new "don't trade any firearms away" rule] Anyhow, I've got the Phoenix .22 if there should ever be a time that a pocket .22 pistol seems like a good idea. I'm still interested in the start of this whole thread - anyone tried a Jiminez 9mm? - but it won't be me who finds out about them through personal experience!
 

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It's going to rank with the pick up truck and the span can threads,

I have had two Hi-points, and they worked flawlessly and were accurate.

I have a zastava M70A 9mm--mo complaints yet.

Wish i could aford a S&W M&P, but I can't.

Watched a Jennings more or less fall apart--I have never seen a Jimenez.
 

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What guns would I put on the not worthy list: Glock, S&W, Ruger and most likely yours, whoever you are. I know exactly 2 gun snobs that have shot their new gun straight out of the box. 1 spent and additional $700 on trigger adjustments and porting. The other over $1200 on similar adjustments. ALL the others modify them before they ever shot them. The modification by good gunsmiths always make a positive change. I have a 1982 browning high power 9 mm factory original. Zero modifications. It jams all the time. I have a glock 27 factory original. Zero modifications. It jams and misfires frequently. I recently bought a Jimenez arms 9 mm and today I put 200 rounds through it in a very short period of time. No jams, very good repeat ability and easy to aim, reload and fire. Again it is factory original with zero modifications. So I'm talking about guns straight out of the box. Not the ones you had modified for 3-6 times the original purchase price. Jimenez arms in the hands of a person who knows how to use it will go toe to toe with many of the best. Those of you who have been teaching shooting for 35 going on 76 years, sometimes no matter how long you have been doing something, sometimes, some people never quite get it.
 

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What guns would I put on the not worthy list: Glock, S&W, Ruger and most likely yours, whoever you are. I know exactly 2 gun snobs that have shot their new gun straight out of the box. 1 spent and additional $700 on trigger adjustments and porting. The other over $1200 on similar adjustments. ALL the others modify them before they ever shot them. The modification by good gunsmiths always make a positive change. I have a 1982 browning high power 9 mm factory original. Zero modifications. It jams all the time. I have a glock 27 factory original. Zero modifications. It jams and misfires frequently. I recently bought a Jimenez arms 9 mm and today I put 200 rounds through it in a very short period of time. No jams, very good repeat ability and easy to aim, reload and fire. Again it is factory original with zero modifications. So I'm talking about guns straight out of the box. Not the ones you had modified for 3-6 times the original purchase price. Jimenez arms in the hands of a person who knows how to use it will go toe to toe with many of the best. Those of you who have been teaching shooting for 35 going on 76 years, sometimes no matter how long you have been doing something, sometimes, some people never quite get it.
Bullchit. Complete bullchit. The JA9 is the biggest piece of crap since the BrycoJenningsDavis Saturday night specials. Y'all new gun owners who pretend to have other guns to compare it to don't know how dumb you sound. Stop posting before you know something.
 

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ggrimes2: the Beretta I traded was the Bobcat - which I tried to be patient with, running over 200 rounds through it in the hopes it would "break in" and start working. It was my second Bobcat, I had good luck with one throughout the '90's that I gave to my wife, until it came close to being used by her, and I traded that one in for a Taurus M85 snubbie for her to carry. The little revolver seemed more likely to be ready for her should she need it, and the .38 special would probably make an unfavorable impression on the scuzz attacking her. I always regretted trading in the Beretta, so bought a new one a few years ago [which I ended up trading away - breaking my new "don't trade any firearms away" rule] Anyhow, I've got the Phoenix .22 if there should ever be a time that a pocket .22 pistol seems like a good idea. I'm still interested in the start of this whole thread - anyone tried a Jiminez 9mm? - but it won't be me who finds out about them through personal experience!
Bobcats are finicky beasts. They have no extractor since the barrel flips up. I have four of them. They all are picky when the chamber gets dirty. I discovered that it's best to just run em with CCI Mini-Mags or Stingers to avoid problems.

The one that runs on anything usually has a suppressor on the end of it and I think that helps.
 

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Bullchit. Complete bullchit. The JA9 is the biggest piece of crap since the BrycoJenningsDavis Saturday night specials. Y'all new gun owners who pretend to have other guns to compare it to don't know how dumb you sound. Stop posting before you know something.
Oh boy, gonna get some popcorn and watch the fallout here. :popcorn:
 
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Oh boy, gonna get some popcorn and watch the fallout here. :popcorn:
Sorry Gandog, I'm sick of the drive by posts from new members who post about how much they love their $200 piece of garbage and how we're all gun "snobs". I didn't know that it was snobbish to want something that'll hold up for more than a couple boxes of 9mm. If I didn't have the dough to get a brand new high quality handgun, I'd just go buy a surplus trade in. At least there I'd know it would be quality, even if it was used.
 
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Yikes. Far be it from me to make fun of someone's inexpensive firearm purchase. I used to really like putting quarters in the vending machine and getting a toy in a plastic acorn. I also like Hi Point products. I also believe that mmurphy162 might have gotten a workable Jiminez. That's the kind of optimistic thinking I can relate to. mmurphy's bizarre contentions that anyone who buys a modern, +$160 pistol inevitably ends up spending a bunch of money to make it work makes no sense based on my and many acquaintances' use of such pistols. Typically, the pistols that are used by police or military agencies have a good reliability record without modification. I will say I've had good luck with Hi-Point, KelTec, & Ruger 9mm pistols right out of the box, and they are all rather modestly priced.
 

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Omg why won't this thread die! DIIIIIIIEEEEEE!!!!!!

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