Jimenez JA-9

Discussion in 'Jimenez/Bryco/Jennings' started by DaveH, May 12, 2020.

  1. DaveH

    DaveH Member

    Longer video by J Dalton from a few years ago on the JA-9 vs C9

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  2. TCB

    TCB One french fry short of a Happy Meal. Member

    I actually own both of these guns and have put a lot of rounds downrange with both. I disagree with his conclusion that the Jimenez would be the better gun to grab if trouble came through the door. My Hi-Points are far more reliable. Period. The Jimenez can be temperamental and only takes certain brands of ball ammo. My Hi-Points eat everything I feed them and go bang every time.

    Both guns are surprisingly accurate at close distances. Both guns are cheap, but only one of them is a "good" gun.

    With that, neither of these is my go-to gun. The gun on my person is an M&P Shield and the gun by my bedside is a Glock. I keep a couple of Hi-Points stashed in strategic places around the house, just in case. The Jimenez sits unloaded on a closet shelf.

  3. I watched that comparison a few years back - an interesting video.

    Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I believe the JA-9 and the C9 shared the honor of being the two lowest priced semi-auto 9mm pistols in America, both checking in under $200. No comparison in quality though.

    But with Jimenez Arms probably about to be taken off life support, that honor of cheapest 9mm will soon go all to the C9.
    Last edited: May 16, 2020
  4. SWAGA

    SWAGA No longer broke... Lifetime Supporter

    I was in a pawnshop one time when a guy came in with a nickel (?) plated one and they offered him $45.
    Keep that in mind next time you see one in a pawnshop.
  5. I'd have offered $55...

    I'm actually hoping to find a cheap Jimenez or Jennings Nine for an article I want to write.
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  6. Quavodus

    Quavodus Member

    I looked on E gunner auctions the other day and they had a Jiminez JA9 on there with no magazine. I looked up the prices of magazines. They're not cheap. I wouldn't buy one period with no mag.
  7. 84minieldo

    84minieldo Member

    image.jpg ...that was easy...oh yeah ! imma like it here
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  8. Quavodus

    Quavodus Member

    84minieldo, is that your Jiminez? If so, just wondered how it runs with different brands of ammo?
  9. 84minieldo

    84minieldo Member

    Yep it’s mine..but..err not really sure on the ammo variants,I’m kinda broke so don’t shoot much but when I do it’s the cheap stuff..range reload or Winchester white box if indoor tulammo steel case crap if outside.this one gets cleaned every shooting so I’m sure that helps,and it’s probably been cleaned 8 or 9 times
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  10. The Jimenez Arms factory suggested the following 115 gr Full Metal Jacket Ball or Round nose ammo for the J.A. Nine:
    -Federal American Eagle
    -Mag Tech
    -Speer Lawman
    - Self Defense Round: Remington UMC

    In addition, Jimenez did NOT recommend shooting steel or aluminum case ammo. Back in the day, mine had a pretty steady diet of Remington and Federal. upload_2020-7-10_7-49-4.png