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So my Jennings started doing something funny the last time I had it out. When I rack the slide to chamber a round sometimes the gun will actually fire the round I am chambering. It doesn't happen every time but it did happen a couple of times. I stopped shooting it until I could bring it home and take it apart. Upon doing so there wasn't anything out of the ordinary that I noticed. Thoughts? Oh and I did join the jennings forum but have to wait for mods to activate my account.
 

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I belive that would be called a slamfire. If you are the first owner, then it has a lifetime warranty. I'd send it in to have it looked at. In that condition I would say it isn't safe to shoot until it gets fixed.
 

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Yeah I know about the warranty and am definitely not the first owner. Bought it used a few months ago. I'm not shooting it right now either nor will I, gun is sitting in pieces right now. I knew there were a few guys on here that has them. Maybe someone will know what's wrong? I've been thinking about getting rid of it anyways.
 

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Yeah I know about the warranty and am definitely not the first owner. Bought it used a few months ago. I'm not shooting it right now either nor will I, gun is sitting in pieces right now. I knew there were a few guys on here that has them. Maybe someone will know what's wrong? I've been thinking about getting rid of it anyways.
If you do, I'll pick it up from ya, been wanting one to fool around with and missed a few deals due to neglect.
It most definately sounds like a slam fire, how you fix that, IDK.
 

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Here's what I do with bad, cheaply made guns: I take them apart completely and destroy all the parts,then throw them away so I don't share my problem with someone else.
 

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....or you could just fix it and not destroy a gun for no real reason . these j22's have issues with firing pin length , mine would jam every round until i shortened the firing pin . infact mine was so bad that the pin would hit the breach face and dent it at the top to the point where the shells would get stuck in the barrel , and i did even have one slam fire because of the raised edges of the dent . i got out my tiny files , did a fluff and buff , filed the burr from the firing pin dent away , and now it shoots just fine . give it a chance before you give it the axe .
 

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TDodge7, I may try what you're talking about with the firing pin length and see where that gets me.
SW, As far as I know none of these things is happening, the pin is not floating but I'm not sure about the pin moving forward as the slide does.
 

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Here's what I do with bad, cheaply made guns: I take them apart completely and destroy all the parts,then throw them away so I don't share my problem with someone else.
No offense to anyone here or their choice of guns. Safety and personal liability is one of my main concerns when owning and using a gun.

Silicone Wolverine: You can interpret my comments/posts any way you want as far as I'm concerned!! I personally don't give a rat's arse.

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Now that you said that I think this makes the most sense to me looking at it. The sear that is. Hmmm...
 

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Here's what I do with bad, cheaply made guns: I take them apart completely and destroy all the parts,then throw them away so I don't share my problem with someone else.
No offense to anyone here or their choice of guns. Safety and personal liability is one of my main concerns when owning and using a gun.

Silicone Wolverine: You can interpret my comments/posts any way you want as far as I'm concerned!! I personally don't give a rat's arse.

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I think the whole thing about these cheap guns being unsafe is overblown.

From what knowledge I have of their operations, the sear being weak or worn seems like the most likely candidate to me. If you have a camera, take the slide off and show us a picture of the sear :)
 

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Here's what I do with bad, cheaply made guns: I take them apart completely and destroy all the parts,then throw them away so I don't share my problem with someone else.
No offense to anyone here or their choice of guns. Safety and personal liability is one of my main concerns when owning and using a gun.

Silicone Wolverine: You can interpret my comments/posts any way you want as far as I'm concerned!! I personally don't give a rat's arse.

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You do know a Hi Point is cheaply made right? Thats how they cut down on the cost.
And I think you should be a little bit nicer to the mods. They deserve at least a little respect.
 

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Here's what I do with bad, cheaply made guns: I take them apart completely and destroy all the parts,then throw them away so I don't share my problem with someone else.
No offense to anyone here or their choice of guns. Safety and personal liability is one of my main concerns when owning and using a gun.

Silicone Wolverine: You can interpret my comments/posts any way you want as far as I'm concerned!! I personally don't give a rat's arse.

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how about we use this topic to help the OP instead of using it as a vehicle for you to bash cheap firearms hmmmm?

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I'll take a picture of the sear and everything else late tonight when I have a chance.
 

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Here's what I do with bad, cheaply made guns: I take them apart completely and destroy all the parts,then throw them away so I don't share my problem with someone else.
No offense to anyone here or their choice of guns. Safety and personal liability is one of my main concerns when owning and using a gun.

Silicone Wolverine: You can interpret my comments/posts any way you want as far as I'm concerned!! I personally don't give a rat's arse.

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Well, you actually can take offense to this if you want...people like you tick me off. If something's not working right, fix it. Sh1t happens--do something about it and get a good working product when you're done; stop being lazy.

And Radair's right--show the mods some respect/get your head out of your a$$ or move on.
 

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Examine the fired case of the one that went off when the slide was dropped. Is there a visible firing pin strike on the rim? If there is, suspect a bad sear or FP. Is there a mark, but not shaped like a normal FP imprint? Look for a raised burr or scrape on the slide or rear of the bbl. If, however, the rim shows no obvious marks you most likely have a worn down/peened breechface. Any excess pressure on the rim that can crush it will set the primer off. If the distance between the rear face of the bbl and the slide where it contacts the rim is less than the thickness of that rim, the rim gets crushed during chambering. An out of spec round with a thicker rim could also be the culprit.

If it is doing it regularly, try assembling minus the FP and just drop the slide on the loaded mag, if it still goes off obviously it isn't the FP. If it stops, it's the FP or sear.
 
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