Trade?

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by flasaint727, May 17, 2011.

  1. flasaint727

    flasaint727 New Member

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    I know this is of topic but im not sure what to do in this situation. I currently have a Jimenez Arms .380 auto. I have the option to trade it for a Taurus model 83 38 special. What do you think?
     
  2. hogrider

    hogrider New Member

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    Trade and don't look back!
     

  3. flasaint727

    flasaint727 New Member

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    haha im just wondering if it would be a good trade im not sure ive done a little research my 380 is worth $130 and the 38 special is around $175. Im not worried about price im woried about performance and reliablity factor.
    Thanks foryou reply tho!:D
     
  4. Jesse17

    Jesse17 New Member

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    I'm just curiouse...Have you fired HP in the .380. I just watched a youtube where the guy said it won't feed anything but FMJ.
     
  5. flasaint727

    flasaint727 New Member

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    ive shot it in my back yard it jammed once i only have .380 auto ap bullets
     
  6. flasaint727

    flasaint727 New Member

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    yeah i heard its picky with the shot you use i just have regular metal jackets
     
  7. flasaint727

    flasaint727 New Member

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    Im not sure what to do i can go trade right now
     
  8. General_lee

    General_lee New Member

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    Get rid of that piece of junk Jimenez!
     
  9. VitSports6

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    x22395368998

    :d
     
  10. mesinge2

    mesinge2 New Member

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    So do it. Seriously Jimenez Arms are not only crap but dangerous:

    My cousin knows that I am well versed in handguns and 3 or 4 years ago asked me to recommend a 9mm pistol that would be small enough for everyday carry, lightweight, and relatively inexpensive.

    I recommended three types from the cheapest I would trust with increasing expense. The first was a Kel-tec PF-9 9mm for around $300, the second was a Taurus PT111 for between $350 and $400, and the last was a Glock 19 or 26 for around $500. He didn't want to spend more than $500.

    The prices are from a local store in my area.

    Two days later he said that I was totally wrong he got a 9mm for $140. He was bragging. I said "its a Jennings isn't it."

    He said a "Bryco Model 59." I simply responded "same thing", and "have fun while it lasts".

    Two weeks later he set me this image:



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    He said he took it shooting and after 18 rounds this happened.
    I re-recommended the same three guns and said listen to me this time.

    He did and now owns a Taurus Pt-111 and a Ruger SR9c.


    What you should know is that the Jennings, Bryco, Jimenez, Raven, or whatever name are all the same "ring of fire" guns.

    Here is some more info:



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    I always warn people to avoid them.
    If you don't mention the above names to people looking to buy then they won't know of the potential problem

    ..............................
     
  11. General_lee

    General_lee New Member

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    +100000000000000000!

    While I was assistant manager of a gun store in Columbus, GA, I saw MANY of these Jennings/Bryco/Jimenez/Lorcin, etc pistols come in for repair.

    I would say at least 75% of the pistols that came in for repair were one of those brands. That should tell ya something right there.
     
  12. flasaint727

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    wow thats crazy.It was a funky gun so easyto take apart. I shot the first time and it jammed haha and the slide is real close to my hand and ive got big hands. Its was to small for me had to trade it and get some stopping power so upgraded and trade for the Taurus Revolver .38 its not a model 83 tho its doesnt have the adjustable sights on it. It needs some tlc. I really like it tho im happy i traded !!
     
  13. HKSlinger

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    Make sure it runs good. you may need it if you run into dude again. :D
     
  14. flasaint727

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    Its a nice peice im not going to lie the jimenez look like a toy you know.I can wait to shoot it. What ammo do you think is best for this gun?
     
  15. VitSports6

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    I wholeheartedly agree :D
     
  16. HKSlinger

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    I picked up some Rem. UMC 130 gr. MC that are soft recoil rounds for paper punching.
    For packing? Maybe someone else has some advice. I don't carry a .38 special. Got any pics of your trade?
     
  17. Buddymack

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    The best "cheap" gun I can think of in that range is the High Point, I have read a bit about them and have a friend that swears by putting thousands of rounds down range in one, very ugly yes, kinda quirky about field stripping yes, but a decent cheap gun that you would be embarrassed to sell or give away..
    For less than 500 or around that in the 9mm is the Argentine Browning HP, I have one tuned by Cylinder and Slide...the older gentlemen I purchased mine off of competed IDPA with it.... I paid 350... and I love the gun, you can get a good reliable weapon without giving away your inheritance...save that for gas you will need it lol.
     
  18. HKSlinger

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    I also have herd good things about the Argentinian High Power. Had one in stainless. Never got around to shooting it, but it looked put together fine. Gun Broker has one now at a good starting price.
     
  19. Buddymack

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/user/Buddymack917?feature=mhee#p/u/14/GZQId_W1QPc]YouTube - ‪Buddymack917's Channel‬‏[/ame]

    I can hit minute of pie plate about 70 yards all day... they are a Browning without the cost and fully interchangeable.
     
  20. jwphillips2

    jwphillips2 New Member

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