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earl1412 03-08-2013 03:38 PM

Are Jennings unsafe?
 
Found this link about a self firing Jennings at a Florida gun range, the lawsuit seems to be a given, but it's the first I've heard of a gun magazine needing a pliers to load ammunition properly, then firing on its own!
http://www.courthousenews.com/2013/03/07/55522.htm

Overkill0084 03-08-2013 04:17 PM

That one certainly was.
I've never held them in particularly high regard anyway. But this is a new low, even for Jennings.

TexasGunner 03-08-2013 04:32 PM

I had a Jennings J22 years ago. What a piece of $hit. It wasn't worth the coest of the materials used to make it. FTF, FTE, stovepiped rounds..... If someone attacked you and this is all you had, I would olnly recommend throwing this gun at them. Now it never went off on its own, but you never actually new if it was gonna fir when you pulled the trigger. :(

c3shooter 03-08-2013 04:36 PM

Please bear in mind- if you are considering a Jennings ANYTHING- there is no longer a Jennings Company. There is no longer a Bryco Company (their successor)

However, if the lawyers are like some I have seen, they will file suit against whoever made the pliers that was being used to "make the bullets fit better".

:eek::confused::mad:

TimKS 03-08-2013 04:41 PM

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Originally Posted by TexasGunner (Post 1168633)
I had a Jennings J22 years ago. What a piece of $hit. It wasn't worth the coest of the materials used to make it. FTF, FTE, stovepiped rounds..... If someone attacked you and this is all you had, I would olnly recommend throwing this gun at them. Now it never went off on its own, but you never actually new if it was gonna fir when you pulled the trigger. :(

I've owned a J-22 for a long time, I'm guessing 20 yrs. or more, and it has NEVER been any problem what-so-ever. It's a good & accurate shooter.

I also purchased a used one recently that was a POS like you explained above.

The OP'ers story is one that stretches my imagination to believe. You don't just lay a gun down and it starts pulling it's own trigger ...and keep it up. :eek:

Garadex 03-08-2013 04:51 PM

Oh crap not this thread again.

locutus 03-08-2013 05:44 PM

Is a Jennings unsafe?? Damn right they are.:mad: a real POS

TexasGunner 03-08-2013 05:49 PM

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Originally Posted by locutus (Post 1168715)
Is a Jennings unsafe?? Damn right they are.:mad: a real POS

When I bought my Sig P238HD I tried to trade in the J22 (because I couldn't even give it away!) and they knocked $40 of the Sig. I bet they went into the back and threw it in the trash.

gearhead396 03-08-2013 06:27 PM

I've fired a Jimenez JA nine which is basically the same thing Paul Jimenez bought bryco all the molds and everything and bryco was Jennings. He even had to move the company to Nevada because California wouldn't let him operate because they were so crappy. it shot every time except after it would cycle I would have to push the slide forward that couple if centimeters every time. Piece of crap

gearhead396 03-08-2013 06:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Garadex
Oh crap not this thread again.

Lol I know it seems like every few months were talking anout how crappy a Jennings bryco or Jimenez is but hey we should cause they are CRAPPY


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