Jimenez Arms JA 22

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JA 22 means Junky ASS

Bryco's former foreman, Paul Jimenez, bought the bankrupt Bryco Arms for $510,000 in August 2004, and renamed the company Jimenez Arms. The former Model 380 (the 380 ACP version of the Model 38) was renamed the JA-380, and production of the same semi-automatic pistol design was resumed.

The soon-to-be-named Jimenez Arms (JA) was purchased by Paul Jimenez and resumed operation in Costa Mesa, California and resumed manufacturing operations. The weapons were re-engineered to improve their safety. The JA-NINE, the former Bryco Arms Model 380 (renamed the JA-380), the former Jennings J-22 (renamed the JA-22 LR), and the Jennings J-25 (renamed the JA-25 Auto) quickly became the only firearms currently manufactured by the company.

The company has since moved to Nevada. A business license was granted on August 30, 2006 for Jimenez Arms to commence operation in Henderson, Nevada, and production has resumed there.

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3 years 2 weeks ago, 10:11 PM

VernDog

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junk

Yepp, my sister-in-law bought one. It hangs up on every 2nd round. Manually rams em' fine, but after firing it jams. It has three rounds through it.

3 years 2 weeks ago, 10:28 PM

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FTE Vern??

Check that extractor.. You should be able to see a mark on the shell case... neat thing about recoil operated is theres a fix and you should be able to correct the problem..

a man has to hold his word, hold his beliefs, and hold a good sight picture.
3 years 2 weeks ago, 1:09 PM

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Jimenez Arms JA 22 . I've read several good reports on Jimenez guns. They apparently go bang when the owners want them too so it's my guess his sis-in-law's gun, being new, should go in for warranty work.

I sent my El Cheapo back for warranty repairs yesterday. I'm hopeful the mfg will reduce the trigger pull to break at an acceptable 75 pounds (ROTFL).
I also ax'ed ( that's ebonics for asked) them to smooth out the pull and add some kind of gripping surface to the serrations on the slide. It's so slippery I had trouble pulling it back far enough to load a round into the chamber. Can you imagine that situation in the midst of a pistol match?
Anyway, mine is in the same category as Jimenez and expect it to be an accurate and reliable gun when the mfg finishes what they should have done b4 they sold it.
If so, I'll be happy and it will have been a very good investment.

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3 years 2 weeks ago, 1:15 PM

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Daisy..

All i can think about on this is the post where Cantremem Bername got in a huff about (really not sure, but think another hi point issue) his weapon and it was going to protect his ranch and farm animals etc etc..

you responded that you had a Jennings 25 that you used for the same purpose... i've laughed about that every time i see a related post..

a man has to hold his word, hold his beliefs, and hold a good sight picture.

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Jimenez Arms JA 22 Info

Category:
Pistols
Action:
dual action only
Type:
Seim-Auto
Size:
Compact
Caliber:
.22lr
Barrel Length:
2 1/2 inches
Frame/Material:
Metal
Finish/Color:
Nickel
Capacity:
6round
Accessories:
trigger lock
Fired Casing:
Fired Case
Hand:
Right
Sights:
Fixed

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