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Old 03-27-2012, 11:16 PM   #1
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Default How do you "fluff 'n buff" a Jimenez JA22??

Sorry for the nOOb question.. But what the heck is fluff n buff and if anyone knows, how do I do this to my Jimmy JA22 that I will be picking up ina few days?
Thanks for not running me off with torches and pitchforks!

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I own a couple of these SNS pistols. I would suggest you look at this site for general Zamak 'fluff & buff' procedures. The featured firearm is a Jimenez 380, but the general principles apply. http://concealed-carry.5u.com/.
You might also check out the Bryco-Jennings-Jimenez forum, they have a specific section for JA-22 http://bryco-jennings-jimenezarms.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=25

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Sorry for the nOOb question.. But what the heck is fluff n buff and if anyone knows,
A "Fluff 'n Buff" is a procedure to enhance reliability of a firearm by disassembling and smoothing out rough spots in contact areas of moving parts. Smoothing is usually done with varying grits of sandpaper, wet-dry sandpaper, and/or emery cloth, often up to a polish using rouge or some other polishing compound. Focal areas usually (generically) include the slide rails, the slide rail interface on the slide, the hammer interface, the feed ramp, barrel port in slide, firing pin, firing pin channel, and generally any sharp right angle edges that come in contact or wear against other moving parts.

Many of these surfaces will wear in and mate all on their own during a "break in" period of use, similar to a brand new automobile engine. However, some people prefer to skip the frustration of a wear-in period or find that the break in never sufficiently solves reoccurring function issues.

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how do I do this to my Jimmy JA22 that I will be picking up ina few days?
As above, the B/J/J forum is a good resource for this. Be careful not to be too aggressive with the sanding. ZAMAK is a strong alloy but not a particularly hard one and it is possible to remove too much material and negatively impact function, or even safety.

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I own a couple of these SNS pistols. I would suggest you look at this site for general Zamak 'fluff & buff' procedures. The featured firearm is a Jimenez 380, but the general principles apply. http://concealed-carry.5u.com/.
You might also check out the Bryco-Jennings-Jimenez forum, they have a specific section for JA-22 http://bryco-jennings-jimenezarms.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=25
Ahh yes.. Thanks for the link!

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A "Fluff 'n Buff" is a procedure to enhance reliability of a firearm by disassembling and smoothing out rough spots in contact areas of moving parts. Smoothing is usually done with varying grits of sandpaper, wet-dry sandpaper, and/or emery cloth, often up to a polish using rouge or some other polishing compound. Focal areas usually (generically) include the slide rails, the slide rail interface on the slide, the hammer interface, the feed ramp, barrel port in slide, firing pin, firing pin channel, and generally any sharp right angle edges that come in contact or wear against other moving parts.

Many of these surfaces will wear in and mate all on their own during a "break in" period of use, similar to a brand new automobile engine. However, some people prefer to skip the frustration of a wear-in period or find that the break in never sufficiently solves reoccurring function issues.

As above, the B/J/J forum is a good resource for this. Be careful not to be too aggressive with the sanding. ZAMAK is a strong alloy but not a particularly hard one and it is possible to remove too much material and negatively impact function, or even safety.

Just because we answer doesn't mean we won't pull out the pitchforks anyhow. As Vector says, "UNPREDICTABLE! OH YEAH!!!"

Peace favor your sword,
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Hahaha... thanks man!
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Update: I did a fluff n buff on both of my ja22s. I have had my black one to the range since, and let me tell you.. what a difference! Its like a different pistol!! Mag after mag, this little shooter just kept eatin the rounds! Anyone on the fence about these little guns..Im here to say that if you take the time to do some minor cleanup and polishing, these pistols can be made pretty darn reliable! Love it!

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I am waiting for jimenez to send me back my ja nine but it is a great gun i like it alot i put about 500 rounds through b4 it started to stovepipe but still a great gun

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I just bought a Nine off of armslist for $90..
The seller threw in 100rds of ammo and a hard case. I made the mistake of removing both grips and had the mag release button fall out with the spring.

I have spent hours trying to reinstall the spring with no luck! I am a member over at the Bryco-Jennings-Jimenesarms forum..
Ive been trying to log on there and get some assistance getting this gun back together, but the site is down. I think they are moving servers or something.

So far I have 4 JA pistols.. I have to sort out a mag feed issue on my 32 and test my other 22. I am going to be ordering a polished chrome 22 in a week or two.

I must be one of the odd men out as I like my JA pistols!

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