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5 years 7 weeks ago, 2:55 PM

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Have heard before about this. Inspected mine, didn't find any cracks. Did they improve with later serial numbers? Just got a good deal on this weapon. Would appreciate any advice, or a user manual.

5 years 7 weeks ago, 3:22 PM

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I have no personal experience... but have never heard anything good about Jennings

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5 years 7 weeks ago, 3:29 PM

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Reaper308 is one of our most knowledgeable and wisest experts on Gunslot. he is also very close friend and can tell you he can be trusted for his understanding and opinions.

Here is a site that contain information on the Jennings 9 from Bryco Arms.

http://bryco-jennings-jimenezarms.com/bryco.html

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5 years 7 weeks ago, 3:52 PM

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Please post a new topic in the Introduction part of Forum to let us all know about you. Everyone wants to get to know you. Welcome to Gunslot!

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5 years 7 weeks ago, 4:03 PM

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thanx for the info guys. I am newly retired Army mechanic, and this is my first personal weapon. Should be enough to protect my house. Will have to test at a firing range. Keep the advice coming.

5 years 7 weeks ago, 4:06 PM

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Are cheap Saturday night specials, in other words junk if you bought one get rid of it. I could give you a long list of problems with both these manufactors but you would be asleep.

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5 years 7 weeks ago, 4:26 PM

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but wrench, ryo would trust Nitris for his expertise too. just friendly thought.

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5 years 7 weeks ago, 4:37 PM

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Welcome to the site,
I owned one of these for 10 years and it is a great little 9MM. Cheap but great for home or for protection. But they are knowen to be the gun and run firearms (GUN SOMEONE DOWN THROW IT AND RUN LIKE HELL) in california were im org. from. But there are better ones out there like the FireStar 9MM it is great and also comes in 9mm 40SNW AND 45 ASP. Has real good trigger pull and is small so it is easy to carry and conceal.

5 years 7 weeks ago, 5:19 PM

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thanx...I feel better now, until I upgrade.

5 years 7 weeks ago, 5:22 PM

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wrench wrote:
thanx...I feel better now, until I upgrade.

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5 years 7 weeks ago, 5:28 PM

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5 years 7 weeks ago, 5:47 PM

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wrench welcome

Hello wrench and welcome to the site. Like redheadusmcwife said the FireStar pistol is a lot better pistol to own. I have owned 3 of them and would like to buy another one sometime.

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5 years 6 weeks ago, 7:19 PM

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Wrench, this crack is an omen. There are many options to this 9. Check for perhaps used LEO trade ins. Check out SGNs or GB for offerings that will do what you need.

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5 years 6 weeks ago, 8:30 PM

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I have experienced almost nonstop malfunctions with a jennings 25.ca.

junk guns,wall hangers,turn it into a door pull.

Taurus is a step up warranty wise.

Wheel guns are not as popular as autoloaders so they can be had cheaper.

Trade up to a Glock when you can( ok i'm biased)

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5 years 6 weeks ago, 12:15 AM

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If you don't have a 1911, you have junk. No other gun will do. Everyone with a non-1911 is waiting to die. Other guns may work every time, but when you need them to protect yourself, they will fail. 1911 or piece of crap. Those are your choices.

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5 years 2 weeks ago, 11:54 PM

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Jennings 9mm

The problem is that the frame is zinc allow (pot metal), & the pins (safety & slide release) are tempered steel. Upon recoil, the frame slams against the steel pin. After a time, the weaker metal of the frame loses the contest & cracks. It usually happens around the slide release. This is not unique to the Jennings, of course. In the '70's & '80's it was a common occurrence in the .380's from Tanfoglio of Italy. The Jennings .22's & .25's also used zinc alloy frames, but the recoil of those is so low that frame cracking was almost never encountered.

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