The Jimenez Arms factory suggested the following 115 gr Full Metal Jacket Ball or Round nose ammo for the J.A. Nine:84minieldo, is that your Jiminez? If so, just wondered how it runs with different brands of ammo?
No offense taken here.no offense to Jiminez owners but, I hear they don't usually run as good as Hi Points.
Question:You can spot the crack just by removing the slide, see below.
This is a design flaw; one should never have sharp angled openings in an area that will be exposed to stress forces.
Simply making this opening an oval would have made a significant improvement in the guns durability. However, doing so would have required a new tooling, which is expensive. Simply using an insert would merely introduced other stress points. View attachment 66671 View attachment 66673
Hate to say it, but I'd take an older Lorcin L380 before I'd have another Jennings. The one i had came apart (literally)after 5 rounds. Owned it for all of 4 hours, and was right back to the store i got it from.JA9... Jennings nine... whatever you want to call it is one of the worst SNS pistols ever created. Fames crack....slides crack.....barrel housing hoods crack. The magazines themselves are something to behold. Non heat treated ultra thin sheet metal with a round cutout for a square peg.... undersized magazine spring.... terrible follower design. The entire magazine is an epic cluster of disaster that must be experienced to fully appreciate.
If you like to shoot these.... best to download some ammo to 380acp specs. I would say get the 380acp version but those dont work either. The wonderful magazine design lets the ACP round perform acrobatic stunts on the way to the chamber.
The Cobra slide looks massive compared to the Lorcin, and it does have a little more beef to it -all along the squared top of the slide. (Cobra slide is on the left in these pics.)Lorcin L380 is not a bad gun once worked over and replace the slide with a Cobra FS380 heavy duty offering.
Yup most Lorcins were smooth bores and the bullets tumble in the air. You won't win any marksmanship awards with a Lorcin!you wont hit anything because Lorcin pioneered the use of cosmetic rifleing.
I don't know about a special contract, but Lorcin did make some gold colored 10 Year Anniversary guns.The real high end Big Daddy Pimps prized the Gold Lorcins BTW. That was a special contract run Waldorf (AKA "Big Jim") did for them back in good times.