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Sig vs Jennings : No comparison

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by todd-45, Aug 14, 2006.

  1. todd-45

    todd-45 New Member

    Aug 21, 2005
    I'm glad I own a real gun. My brother-in-law and I shot yesterday. I shot my 229 9mm and he shot his Jennings Nine. Not one malfunction did I have but he could not empty a mag without stovepiping or FTF. His loaded chamber indicator sometimes popped out and sometimes not. He blamed his FTF's on the particular round in the chamber. I then loaded them and they fired in my 229. That's the only handgun he ownes and I suppose he relies on it for HD. Not me!! I told him to go buy a real gun.
  2. BryanP

    BryanP Senior Member

    May 25, 2003
    Lavergne, TN
    You're comparing a Lexus to a Yugo here, so I doubt you'll get much of an argument.

    However, there are compromises in between. He can get a perfectly serviceable Honda / Chevy. ;) I love my SIG, but they're not the most economical choice around.

    If money is a serious issue he could pick up a big ugly Hi Point. Inexpensive, ugly as sin, but they go bang every time.

    Stepping up from there (and sticking with 9mm) he could go for a Springfield XD9. I've heard good things about the new S&W M&P as well. A nice Ruger P-series such as a P89 or P95 would serve him well.
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2006
  3. ugaarguy

    ugaarguy Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 19, 2006
    Todd help your brother-in-law out. A S&W M&P/Model 10 can be found for about $200. A used Ruger P-series isn't much more. Heck, www.kyimports.com has NIB P95s for $300 blued, $330 stainless. Does he have a shotgun? The Academy sports ad is showing the Remington 870 Express for $208 after $30 mail in rebate. This guy is responsible for the safety of YOUR SISTER (and YOUR NIECES & NEPHEWS if they have kids). Help him out, you gotta take care of your own.
  4. timothy75

    timothy75 Member

    Apr 18, 2005
    Yeah be nice he was trying to bond with you.
  5. possum

    possum Mentor

    Oct 12, 2005
    Concord, N.C.
    Don't let him use that thing for one more day get rid of it and get him a piece that he can square away the homefront in case he ever needs to. He needs something that he can rely on to defend himself and your sister, I know her life means more to you than a cheap handgun.

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