the crap gun jennings j22

Discussion in 'DIY Projects' started by brokengunguy, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. brokengunguy

    brokengunguy New Member

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    now I know people think the Jenning's the horrible gun.
    but with some slight modifications it can be a very reliable gun.
    I've read all the reviews the videos and all that stuff on Jennings.
    ok so its cheap Who cares
    its what you make of it. I'm going go through the process of modifying the Jennings I got on a barter non working.

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  2. scottmac

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    You'll be lucky to still have fingers after you shoot it (and it falls apart / explodes).

    They are made of sintered metal ... basically metallic dust pressed and heated to make it stick together. They can't usually stand up to too many shots before they break apart, but you have to shoot it a couple time to know they'll fire at all when you need it.

    IMO, it's a waste of cash, and a danger to the shooter (along with Raven and a couple others made the same way).
     

  3. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    You show no fear in the face of a big challenge; good luck!
     
  4. BillM

    BillM Active Member Supporter

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    I'll counterpoint the nay-sayers a bit.

    I've got one. A little fluff-n-buff and a spring
    tweak or two and the trigger pull is bearable.

    Both magazines that came with it feed fine.

    It runs about 98%, which is better than some
    22's that cost several times as much.

    I've put maybe 1000 rounds through it, and
    still have all my fingers.

    That said, It's not my first or even 10th choice as a
    carry gun. Mine (nickel or chrome--it's shiny) has spent
    it's life as a tackle box/glove compartment gun. It's been
    used to dispatch a few Halibut, a distempered skunk, a
    road hit deer. It's for when any gun is better than none--
    and it has done it's job well.
     
  5. brokengunguy

    brokengunguy New Member

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    I just got the gun in a barter .
    I would never spend money on a crap gun with a rap sheet like this 1.
    and 5 bucks to get it working is not to bad.
     
  6. scottmac

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    Part of the issues with sintered metal guns is a lack of consistent quality.

    I'm just offering a warning; my hand / fingers are not at risk. The gun shop I worked at for a while saw quite a few of these that flew apart, some took a little flesh with 'em.

    Use it or don't; it matters not to me, I'm just passing along some potentially useful information.

    Best luck to you both.
     
  7. brokengunguy

    brokengunguy New Member

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    I understand and I thank you
    information is the best thing I can get.
     
  8. killerkilgore1990

    killerkilgore1990 New Member

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    Ok I have the old Jennings bryco 59 9mm it's our creek pistol and we have out abt 1000-1500 rounds through it with no probs, it was put it up a few years ago but now I'm gona put it in glovebox till I can afford a better gun to carry
     
  9. BillDeShivs

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    They are not sintered metal. They are made of die-cast zinc.
     
  10. osprey176

    osprey176 New Member

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    I had a Jennings years back and it actually shot quite well.I did have to file the rear sight down to get it to shoot to point of aim.I kept it for finishing deer and such,and honestly shot two squirrels with head shots in one morning with it.It was stolen from my hunt camp and I wasn't very happy,but at least it wasn't an expensive gun.
     
  11. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Nope- Never has- Never will be :(
     
  12. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    If thats acceptable to you then have at'er ;)
     
  13. brushrat

    brushrat New Member

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    i worked for jennings for more than 10 years, they are zink die-cast. quality can B quite low. 'quantity v\s quality'
    ive witnessed several test guns shoot into the 10s of thousands of rounds. the early J22s can b real good guns.
    jennings pre bryco.

    killerkilgore1990 watch for a crack under the front site on that mod59. The slide tended to split bout 5/8'' from the muzzle.
     
  14. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    Kind of funny I have a new model JA-22 that I have put over 10,000 rounds through it. I would bet my life on it. The gun in the photo looks like it has been through a house fire. Even the best guns are not reliable after being in a fire. Even if the barrel blew up it didn't do all that damage. I have to raise the bull manure flag on that one.

    Did you all hear about when I tied water moccasins together to get through the swamp?
     
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  15. brokengunguy

    brokengunguy New Member

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    Thanks for the heads up I think I have the older model I can't really tell but no cracks.
     
  16. marlin-owner

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    jennings is made of the exact same material as hi point. its the design thats faulty. the sheet metal saftey and the slide release. thats the main problem with them exploding. i own one they are not all bad if you can modify them to work. yes they are cheap but do you hear of hi points exploding in regular use? no. i get so offended when people come and bash guns. Saturday night or not. they can be made to work with basic knowledge of the design. i got mine to work just fine. and either im okay or i cannot count... my count is ten
     
  17. marlin-owner

    marlin-owner New Member

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    its still a gun. i tell this to everyone who bashes my bryco jennings nine... would you like to be shot with it and tell me how crappy it is after? it is cheap and unreliable yes. with mods and elbow grease its semi decent. will go boom every time.
     
  18. dteed4094

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    I've shot round for round with my wife and her LCP with mine. Hers has jammed and ftf more than once and my BJ was flawless. Hers has been cleaned every time she shoots it. Mine has never been disassembled.
     
  19. HOSSFLY

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    Carefull- Mite be a couple around here wantin a date :eek:
     
  20. dteed4094

    dteed4094 New Member

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    Are you serious! BRYCO JENNINGS
    Send them if they have a death wish.