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Jimenez, Sundance & The Like...

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by charliemopic, Jan 25, 2006.

  1. charliemopic

    charliemopic Well-Known Member

    Up until a few year ago I didn't give guns a second thought. Then, my brother put a 1911 in my hands. Now I shoot regularly.
    Of course I like all the mainstream gun makers but I also like the unusual and inexpensive/cheap 'American' made guns that few people have heard of. When I got my Norinco 1911A1 clone and a CZ 52 I thought they fell into that catagory but apparently not.
    Iv heard media hype (as a result of litigation) deem Jimenez-Bryco firearms as being the most dangerous and unsafe gun in ther world, thus I want one of those brand new J.A. 9mm that go for well under $200

    Can anyone tell me more about these guns? Maybe pictures of one that is field stripped?
    I'd reallt appreciate that.
  2. Spot77

    Spot77 Well-Known Member

    I handled two Jimenez Arms handguns this weekend. The 9mm (12 shot magazine I believe) was heavy and felt ok for a gun that had a pricetag of a whopping $159 NEW. Striker fired and had a loaded chamber indicator.

    Made in California.

    Now the small 380 felt like a complete piece of junk.

    I didn't shoot either one but the store owner said he was pleased with them for the price.
  3. charliemopic

    charliemopic Well-Known Member


    spot77, Thanks. I appreciate your post.
  4. ChefGW

    ChefGW Well-Known Member

    Maybe I got lucky.

    A couple of years ago I bought a Jenning Model Nine.
    I haven't shot it much, maybe 200 rounds but a have never had a probelm with it. It came with two 13 round mags and the price was I think $130?
    Anyway, my point is go ahead and buy it, shot it, and then if you don't like it, sell it. For the price why not right?
  5. ChefGW

    ChefGW Well-Known Member

    Oh, and while I'm at it.

    Check out Hi-Point. I'm going with the C9 as my next handgun pruchase.

    MICHAEL T Well-Known Member

    Jimenez-Bryco firearms seems for once the media got it right. The hi point is a world class pistol compaired to that crap. I had a 9mm :barf: a few years back wanted a cheap car gun . A flintlock would have been a better deal Faster to reload than trying to clear all the Jams, that was ball never got to HP. Want a good cheap 380 by a Bersa ,9mm or 45 Bersa. A little more than hi point but quality pistols
  7. Correia

    Correia Moderator Emeritus

    The other day I had a customer bring in a Bryco. He said that he needed some gunsmithing. The rear of the Bryco's slide had broken, and it would not hold the striker mechanism in place. I told him that he was far better off getting rid of it, because even if I fixed it (and charged him a lot more than the gun was worth) it would still be a piece of junk.

    I've had just about every type of handgun there is come through my CCW classes. The only one of the cheap American made handguns that I've seen actually work and make it all the way through a class has been the Highpoint. Jennings, Lorcin, Bryco, Raven, or whatever their name is this week have all been utter garbage. I've seen extractors break, slides seperate, frame rails break off, triggers snap, etc.

    Save your money. I would rather have a hatchet or a Kukri for defense than a Jennings. :)

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