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#7824194 - 06/16/13 05:17 PM Tell me about Jimenez Arms, Las Vegas Nevada
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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 - 06/16/13 05:49 PM Re: Tell me about Jimenez Arms, Las Vegas Nevada [Re: Idaho_Shooter]
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Loc: Monroe, CT
I've not heard a thing good about them. Similar complaints, particularly the poor triggers.
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#7824318 - 06/16/13 06:05 PM Re: Tell me about Jimenez Arms, Las Vegas Nevada [Re: FFemtRN5287]
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Registered: 03/01/10
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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 - 06/16/13 10:56 PM Re: Tell me about Jimenez Arms, Las Vegas Nevada [Re: gunchamp]
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Registered: 07/10/05
Posts: 6865
Loc: Louisville, 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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