First ja9

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First ja9

Postby gunz » Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:00 pm

I've had a few sns, Bryco, Jennings, Lorcin, Davis, over the years but this is my 1st Jimenez. Sold or traded them off. Haven't shot it yet but in just looking it over seems to be much improved over the older ones. Did the usual fb . Polish ramp, chamber, sear, fp and channel, breech etc. The only down side, like other sns, is the trigger. Does it pay to clip a coil off the sear spring? Because these type of guns don't have a firing pin block I would not carry with one in the pipe so I'm not worried about the sear slipping off even with the safety on. Thanks for any info.
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Re: First ja9

Postby FergusonTO35 » Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:39 am

I would advise against it, even if you don't carry with one in the pipe. Reason being, this could create a full auto or hang fire situation from the sear not completely engaging the firing pin.
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Re: First ja9

Postby gunz » Fri Aug 26, 2016 11:46 am

Thanks. That's some of the things I thought would be affected. I can live with the trigger. Although mine requires a little force to break it does not pull me off target. Dry firing anyway.
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Re: First ja9

Postby gunz » Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:30 am

By the way what did help a little was I took the sear spring and SLIGHTLY compressed it between my fingers about 100 times. Kinda like loosening up mag springs.
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Re: First ja9

Postby Kiln » Sat Aug 27, 2016 6:09 pm

Empty the gun and pull the trigger a bunch (don't reset the firing pin) and you'll lighten up the trugger pull by breaking in the springs and mating the contact points.
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Re: First ja9

Postby gunz » Wed Sep 28, 2016 1:44 pm

It's been awhile but got to the public range Sun with a few pistols. The JA one of them. Was using up my steel case Tulammo because the indoor ranges don't let you shoot steel so I wanted to burn them up. Just sticking with brass now. The JA functioned with no problems except it sometimes would not stay open on the last round. No big deal. This will not be a carry gun. Just some range shooting and an xtra gun around the house. Put about 50 rounds thru it. At 7yds kept it in the 10 and xring. Not the most comfortable to shoot. The take down button, grips and trigger guard rub on your hands somewhat. Not a big problem 50 rnds or less but if I was going to shoot more may have to smooth those areas out. As always I cleaned and lubed before and after shooting. Saw no evidence of any abnormal wear on any surfaces. All in all well worth the 184otd price I paid. I think Jimenez has improved over past history.
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Re: First ja9

Postby adam01364 » Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:56 pm

gunz wrote:The JA functioned with no problems except it sometimes would not stay open on the last round. No big deal.
Yeah, the LRHO doesn't always work on one of my Jennings Nines either. I've always thought it was the mag not fully engaging the LRHO mechanism.
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Re: First ja9

Postby David Vincent » Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:22 pm

hell no you dont start clipping sear springs on SNS guns. if anything find a stronger one. then put a negative engagement on the sear.

you can use it for a carry guns if you can hit with it. you just have to be dilligent about inspecting the slide and frame for cracks in critical areas because the gun itself is not durable even for SNS standards.

i suggest next time your looking for a budget 9mm zamak wonder you get your hands on a hi-point. They are pretty much the Gold standard of the zamak gun world. I cant think of any zamak guns in 380 or 9mm that even come close to the hi-point. maybe the cobra fs380 and denali but i highly doubt it. The fs380 was tested in 9mm and the frame did hold up...slides were the problem (source not to be named). The torture tests on hipoints are pretty legendary. never seen a frame crack. Whatever milk jug plastic it is they use can take a heck of a beating

For 22lr/25acp and 32acp the jimenez are fine though. probably the best zamak available in those calibers. With the upper calibers your looking at a quick test fire and break glass in case of emergency type role.

hipoints your looking at probably 10,000 rounds + before you have a major component fail. and i have never ever seen a frame fail. usually its a separation of the steel peg in the zamak breech face or a loose barrel inside the zamak casting at the chamber.
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Re: First ja9

Postby Kiln » Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:06 am

I have seen a frame fail up front under the barrel on a C9 but that is a rarity. The Hi Point really dominates the zamak 9mm/380 world for a reason.
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Re: First ja9

Postby David Vincent » Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:41 am

Kiln wrote:I have seen a frame fail up front under the barrel on a C9 but that is a rarity. The Hi Point really dominates the zamak 9mm/380 world for a reason.


was that an aluminum or polymer frame?

If polymer did the plastic split?

I will say I have seen haskel and stallard aluminum frames fail. i have also seen the zamak maverick and early stallard frames crack. i actually have a cracked maverick frame sitting right next to me. The polymer frames are a big improvement for the hipoints.
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