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#7824194 - 06/17/13 Tell me about Jimenez Arms, Las Vegas Nevada
Idaho_Shooter Offline
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Registered: 12/22/02
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Loc: West Treasure Valley, Idaho
My daughter's ex-boyfriend gifted her with an Jimenez J A Nine 9mm Black/Chrome with two mags a couple months before they broke up.

She brought it and a couple boxes Cor-Bon +P 125 gr HP out to show Dad.

I suggested she absolutely not run any +P through the gun. Right or Wrong????

I see the pistol listed on Gunbroker for as little as $169. I figured that must mean it is a POS.

It looks like this one:




The trigger is absolutely atrocious. I kept double checking the safety, but determined the trigger was just "That Stiff".

We ran a box of Winchester FMJ through the gun. I shot about a 12 inch group for ten rounds at ten yds. My 35 YO 5' 8" daughter hit a forty pound orange box three out of ten times at seven yds.

Then she put six into 5 inches with my 41 mag at fifteen yds.

My daughter locked the pistol up in my safe before she went home. We are wondering, what should we do with it?

I am taking the grand kids to the lake fishing in a couple weeks, The water is about 150 ft deep in front of the dam, the pistol might make a good sinker.
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#7824277 - 06/17/13 Re: Tell me about Jimenez Arms, Las Vegas Nevada [Re: Idaho_Shooter]
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Registered: 06/16/11
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Loc: Shelton, CT
I've not heard a thing good about them. Similar complaints, particularly the poor triggers.
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#7824318 - 06/17/13 Re: Tell me about Jimenez Arms, Las Vegas Nevada [Re: FFemtRN5287]
gunchamp Offline
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Registered: 03/02/10
Posts: 3820
Loc: mountains of central PA
They are pretty crappy guns, they are the Jennings pistols of old. If you have one that will function, shoot it. They are not very accurate and should not see +p loads. They are a $100 gun, sort of like a high point.
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#7824900 - 06/17/13 Re: Tell me about Jimenez Arms, Las Vegas Nevada [Re: gunchamp]
ratsmacker Offline
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Registered: 07/10/05
Posts: 7987
Loc: Radcliff, Kentucky
They are the follow-on to the Jennings/Bryco/Phoenix Arms, Raven brand names, IIRC. They moved out of California because of the political climate/lawsuit losses/re-organization because of bankruptcy stuff they were going through.

Regardless, they are crap.
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#7825155 - 06/17/13 Re: Tell me about Jimenez Arms, Las Vegas Nevada [Re: ratsmacker]
RJM Offline
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Registered: 02/25/01
Posts: 5967
Loc: Rochester, N.H. USA
"I am taking the grand kids to the lake fishing in a couple weeks, The water is about 150 ft deep in front of the dam, the pistol might make a good sinker."

You have the correct idea....Bob
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#7826951 - 06/18/13 Re: Tell me about Jimenez Arms, Las Vegas Nevada [Re: Idaho_Shooter]
s4s4u Offline
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Registered: 10/17/08
Posts: 422
Loc: MN
Quote:
daughter's ex-boyfriend gifted her


I hope her next one has better sense.

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#7827155 - 06/18/13 Re: Tell me about Jimenez Arms, Las Vegas Nevada [Re: s4s4u]
Idaho_Shooter Offline
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Registered: 12/22/02
Posts: 9923
Loc: West Treasure Valley, Idaho
Don't get me started on my oldest daughter's choices in men!

I keep hoping, so far, "NO Joy".
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#7827536 - 06/18/13 Re: Tell me about Jimenez Arms, Las Vegas Nevada [Re: Idaho_Shooter]
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Registered: 10/20/08
Posts: 2798
Loc: Mobile, Alabama
My mother-in-law bought one of these in .380 a couple of years back. It is a POS. The trigger was bad--bad enough that my wife and mother-in-law each had trouble with the trigger weight and trying to get it to fire. It had a cocking indicator with a little plastic orange knob that would stick out of the back of the receiver--the plastic knob came out and the cocking indicator was non-functional from then on.

The recoil spring was REALLY stiff too. The ladies (I use that term loosely for my MIL) really had to strain to rack the slide and put one in the pipe.

When I tried to fire it the slide would cut the web of my hand between my thumb and index...

The mag release on the bottom of the grip was way too small and heaven forbid if you ever had to do a reload in a defensive situation you might as well just throw it at the aggressor. Of course this should NEVER be the primary defense piece.

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#7827803 - 06/18/13 Re: Tell me about Jimenez Arms, Las Vegas Nevada [Re: War_Eagle]
L_Killkenny Offline
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Registered: 01/01/06
Posts: 702
Loc: Iowa
If I had to guess that thing is gonna be a fixed barrel 9mm, very similar to a Bryco I had years ago. Attrocious recoil and 2 foot 25 yard groups from a rest. I'd pass it on for whatever you can get outta it and slap the ex-BF up side the head. More than once.

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