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just bought myself a jimenez today

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by hartmen, Sep 18, 2010.

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  1. hartmen

    hartmen Member

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    nib with warranty. i know its a cheapo gun but i mainly bought it for my concealed weapons permit.

    i read some older treads about this gun. nothing looks good about it it seems.... but i like the feel and the weight of it in my hands. nice pocket gun. came with two clips. $158 after tax.

    ive owned a jennings before and got rid of it and regreted doing it ever since i sold it.

    dont bash me to hard

    its a 22lr
     
  2. VegasAR15

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    One, I wouldn't carry a jimenez as the gun that my life depended on, two, I wouldn't carry a 22lr if my life depended on it. If you can get through a magazine without it jamming, keep it for a plinker.
     
  3. Stumper

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    While I will agree with those who suggest bigger calibers and higher quality guns for self defense the Jennings design (now Jimenez) has served me well as a tacklebox/toolbox plinker on many fishing trips and is a surprisingly accurate plinker.
     
  4. Mad Magyar

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    They can't be too bad....A Pawn Shop dealer in NM told me it's his biggest seller; like hot-cakes....I have no interest in them, but I'm sure they fill a niche in some circles....
     
  5. VegasGeorge

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    IMHO the 22 LR is a generally under rated round. Shot placement is always the key to stopping the bad guy, even with larger caliber handguns. A well placed 22 LR will be more effective than a poorly placed 38 round any day. Even shooing a 45 won't help you if you miss. Those 22 LR HP rounds are nasty. They will tear up a lot of meat.

    All that being said, my advice is simple: Carry the largest caliber handgun you can comfortably and accurately shoot, and buy the best quality gun you can afford.

    So why was I out this afternoon with my NAA 22 mag mini revolver instead of my Kimber 45? Well, ..... I just can't answer that. :)
     
  6. Onward Allusion

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    Just know the gun's limitations. You have at least one shot if you have time to rack the slide or are brave enough to carry it with 1 in the chamber. The 22LR for SD is a shoot and run (in the other direction) gun.
     
  7. Sapper771

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    I bought a Jimenez 22 pistol several years ago. It was junk, but I only paid $30 for it. I would not rely on it at all.
     
  8. Hammerhead6814

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    A friend bought a 9mm Jimenez for $172 w/ tax here in Liberty, MO. It did fine it's first range trip. Digested 90 rounds of loose 9mm without a problem. Only complaint is that it didn't shoot as well as my Hi-Power at 15 yards, but who would have expected it to?

    We're going to the range with it again tomorrow. If anything happens we'll I'll make a post w/ pics. If nothing happens I'll just say it shot fine again.
     
  9. GLOOB

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    If you bought a used Kimber 1911 for $150.00, would you expect it to shoot worth a darn? There's usually a good reason when someone dumps a gun on you for next to nothing.
     
  10. WillDe83

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    My wife has a Jimenez 380, given to her by her dad. I have been trying to get her a better gun but shes is stubborn as hell. We took it out last weekend to shoot and it jammed every other round. And she thinks its good enough for her carry. I think I should go buy her something better and make the Jimenez disappear.
     
  11. DasFriek

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    I would take the gun out of her purse and hide it so she couldn't find it and carry it and take her to a local gun shop and let her pick something out more reliable, And don't give her any spending limit since you will be looked at as a bad guy anyhow.
    Then after 1 month you give her the gun her dad gave her back if she promises to never carry it.

    Sometimes a mad wife is better than a dead wife. Only sometimes, And this is one of those. J/K of course....
     
  12. Onward Allusion

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    I think you're right.

     
  13. hartmen

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    well i just got back from my friends backyard/homemade range. lol. out in the country with no one near by. scratch built target range. auto resetting. anyways.,, we shot the hell out of the 22lr. a little of 100 rds thru it today. we also shot 380's 357's and several other 22's. fun feeled day.

    the only problem i had was the darn unwell made 22 ammo not firing. duds. after 15rds or so one would pop up. whenever one came up the gun would not eject the ammo. i guess its part of the ejection process. but that is the only problem ive had with it. the gun grouping was very well. nothing but smiles on my end.

    looking to get me a 357 next! maybe 45 cal after that....who knows!
     
  14. ET

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    How does this Jimemez gun compare to a Hi-Point. I have owned a C-9 for close to 15 years now and it has always fired when the trigger was pulled. It's my trusted toolbox gun for use if my tools run amuck.
     
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    What really caught my attention is that you stated "I bought this for my concealed wepons permit" When carrying a weapon on ones person it should be reliable, and you should be comfortable with it, so if a situation arose you could take the appropriate action. I would urge you to acquire a more reliable weapon as soon as possible and get well aquainted with its function and use. a 22lr is not a self defense round, allthough its better than a set of car keys.
     
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    A .22lr for carry... and a jimenez at that? Sigh..
     
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    you better get the 357 soon i would not trust my life to cheap guns
     
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    I wish you all the luck that you NEVER get involved in an incident where you have to pull and use that pistol,,,,
     
  19. Onward Allusion

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    Some free advice - take it for what it's worth... Sell the Jimenez, eat the loss, and buy yourself something more dependable in a larger caliber than a 22LR. It's not about the pistol only costing $158. It's that your life is worth more than a jam-o-matic 22LR.

     
  20. Olympus

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    Mine line of reason: Is your life worth $158+tax? What about your wife, your son, your daughter?

    Price should be low on the list of importance when choosing a CCW, just my opinion. Reliability and caliber would pretty much be at the top of the list for me when choosing a CCW. Jimenez - reputation for being one of the most unreliable pistols ever made. 22LR - there's not a lot smaller to buy unless you move into Daisy BB guns.

    If we're talking about a range gun/play gun/fun gun/blow-money-on-another-gun gun, then buy whatever your heart desires. But if you plan on trusting your life or your family's life, I'd put a little more thought in it. Just my opinion, not the only opinion.
     
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    Wow for a little more money I could have had a KelTec P-32 . small. light. reliable. and a lot better caliber
     
  22. David E

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    The irony in this statement is monumental.
     
  23. GLOOB

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    You guys are all looking at it the wrong way. This guy has taken a cheap and easy path to exercise his second amendment rights. Why the disparaging comments?
     
  24. harmon rabb

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    "You guys are all looking at it the wrong way. This guy has taken a cheap and easy path to exercise his second amendment rights. Why the disparaging comments?"

    Very marginal caliber, poor quality gun. Just not a good choice.
     
  25. Olympus

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    Nobody is faulting him for that. It's because of the intended use that is causing the comments. If you wanna fill your gun safe with Jimenez, Jennings, and Lorcin pistols, I think that's great. The more guns, the better in my opinion. Exercise that 2nd amendment!

    But betting yours and your family's lives on a notoriously unreliable gun chambered in a caliber that is slightly better than a pointy stick, that's what draws the comments.
     
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