Jimenez .380 Review




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1943Grandpa: I paid for a Hi Point C 9 for my daughter. She wanted a home defense 9mm to go with her concealed carry 380. That $150 Hi Point runs as flawlessly as her Ruger. I trust the Hi Point. My daughter will run 20-30 shells through it about once a month, alternating with her LCP and 22 auto and revolvers. My wife is getting a little 8 shot Ruger LCR and a carry permit for Christmas. Grandma is old. I would get her a 32, but ammo is harder to find. 8 Aguilla 1,750 fps 40 grains should be a deterrent, even if it will ony be about 1,000 fps out of that little barrel. I thought about getting grandma a 22 magnum, but 22 mag costs almost as much as 9mm, and I want her to practice for shot placement, which is most important. I believe in gun control! If the old woman is ever attacked, head shots are best! She will get 4 double taps out of the little Ruger. Grandma will practice double taps at 3-5 yards. 

Carlos Valles: Thats not a jimenez.. Thats a PANCHO. isn't??

1943Grandpa: George Zimmerman would probably be dead if he didn't have one in the chamber. If you are a knock out game victim, you want one in the chamber. Most scenarios are not going to give you time to chamber a round.

NY Sledge: DO NOT COUNT ON THIS GUN TO SAVE YOUR LIFE.

nick calderone: I own this pistol and a Kel Tec P3AT... The profiles of both guns are VERY close. The Jimenez is wider and heavier though. These guns seem to get a bad rap but honestly I have no complaints. I did polish the feed ramp and smoothed the slide rails as well as a few other tweaks. No issues whatsoever. It's a great gun for a great price. Is it as feature rich as a Shield, Bersa or a Ruger etc? Nope. Was it designed to be? Nope. For a pistol in the under $150 price range, it is a great deal. Sure, you may have to tweak a few things, but it's just as reliable as any other. Heck, I have seen Berettas and Glocks with issues too. No one seems to hoop and holler about them though. Lol...

Randy Pelton: I own a jimenez ja nine and its more relyable then my 1911 ohhh sjit did i just say that me 200 dollar cheapo works beter then my beloved colt camander oh yeah it does 

Njal Thorgeirsson: That is WAAAAY bigger than a Kel Tec .380.

Jeremy Randazzo: Just bought this as my first hand gun purchase. Gotta take advantage of my 2nd ammendment! 

nick calderone: Great review by the way! Very thorough and full of great information. 

ultramegabob2: What a total piece of crap....

Otto Weber: How much should cost a repair of that feeding ramp fabrication defect? OK, it depends on the gunsmith's reputation... Let's say 25 bucks or so?

OMer Efe: Don't waste your money on these guns just buy Canik55 if you want something worth for your hard earn money

tony b: these are the guns thst end up in da hood for 50$ and hipoint ,lorcin jimenez same crap also amt. garbage 

JC545X39: For just a few dollars more, I think I'm leaning towards the Taurus TCP, but I'll keep this one in mind.

ThePlayfulmutt: Jimenez are junk.

Tracey Rainey: never fails? the cheap gun that must have round nose ammo and it seems you get the crap thats flat nose every time??? seems every guy that buys one of these gets this ammo and complains!! 

redneckmini14: not something I would use for self defense but it seems like a nice, cheap plinker.

John Kinnard: good review

mlotto7: Accurate to 10 yards? Wow. So, ya...I'd take this to the range but never rely on it for my life.

Chapo Slim: this gun saved my life 

rory martin: To each his own! I'll stick with my revolvers!

James phillips: You could do more damage throwing that thing at somebody.

Conrad Luznar: Why not just get a Bersa Thunder .380 and have a dependable, accurate gun?

Beretta58: This is the kind of pistol that if cleaned, feed ramp smoothed and polished it can be relied upon. I have had one jam in 300 rounds....but I have many high end pistols so it does not get used a lot. Probably need to sell it for 100 bucks. It is like new.

Natavian Porterfield: Can I buy it from you 

Robertus Et Magnificus: freak that in a dangerous situation i want my crap to work all the time you get what you pay for

omfgrifk: These pistols should have come with smoothbore barrels to reduce chamber pressure.Ofcourse it will decrease accuracy and will give you keyholing bullets, but if you want accuracy then you shouldn't be buying a gun like this in the first place. The pressure needed for pushing the bullet through the rifling will decrease the life time of this gun big time. Its made out of casting, zamak/zinc, so it wont take long for the slide/frame to crack.

Dave Ded: try barnes ammo I use that cuz that's the only thing that feeds rightand it a hollow point I shot 2rounds no problem

Sam King: Just wondering why you couldn't polish out the little ridge that the bullets are hanging on.

MegaJarhead007: it sucks jams up most of the time

cardio-thoracic surgery: my friend NEVER BUY cheap things ! 

Tommy Ohlrich: Wow u got ripped off. I bought one of those for 85$ out the door.

william jones: I bought this for my first gun at 21 and it was the worse gun I've ever purchased lol I still have it in the back of my closet catching dust 

Conrad Luznar: I always carry with one in the chamber, the Jimenez is a farce.

Conrad Luznar: Or maybe get a Ruger LC380

mrmikeprice1980: Just bought this gun and after reading reviews I was almost scared to shoot it but I decided to do the polished and buff process after that it was off to the range I must say I was a hundred percent satisfied with this little gun not only did it shoot flawlessly it was pretty accurate as well

Deepsand4wheelin1: same experience here , cause now, how do you get rid of it? Dealers won't give me anything for it $0.00 !

teif666: Terrible gun at a terrible price. You are much better served with a good mace dispenser.

MrJmak223: Is this pistol made out of Zamak like the Jennings J22 pistol?

W.H. Smith: I'd like to thank you for an honest review. I'm willing to bet that the pistols fire fine using the recommended rounds and will last well. With decent care they most likely work very well. I just bought one for testing recoil of the .380 round in a small pistol.

Mike Zampello: Even if you do get it to feed, it won't eject! It catches the casing in the slide every 3 or 4 rounds. Also, regarding that false stop, if you will notice in the video the firing pin is exposed. If the slide slips from your fingers, and the chrome one will, it will fire a chambered round. It is very unexpected that it fires without pulling the trigger.

bmw76308: It should come w/ a jar of vaseline too !

SARGE 'O'MENS MC VP: yea i bought that and the 22 cal jimenez

1979aerocaprice: @butchy586 nobody gives a crap that your a bouncer. and haha 250. dude your not a hardass. quit talkin crap. you dont even know me. like i said you will never see me anywhere so quit tryin to scare somebody jackass. get a life.

123lonestargal: My Son's wife bought one and on about the 53rd or less it blew off the extractor.It is now a single shot POS.My son told her not to get it but she had to learn the hard way.My son said he thinks you should only use reloads brass case FMJ ammo filled with Pyrodex/black powder to reduce pressure on the cheap steel so it won't crack/blow up.

jose martinez: I bought one because it was afortable but know I wish I had just spent the extra money and bought a better gun.

Wesley Phillips: I have the same gun but i have the chrome and black combo. 150 at a gun show. Never even heard of them. I looked at this video before I shot mine. I went out to shoot and expected failure. Honest truth I never had any feeding or jamming problems. I've more problems out of my Taurus 380. Not a single firing problem in three trips to the range. I've put at least 300-400 rounds through it. Hollow points feed perfect. I guess it shows that every gun is different. You got a bad egg

89jonster: I would not recommend anyone buy this pistol, it is terrible. I bought one and returned it 2 days later, and I was lucky enough to have them take it back. Gun is very heavy, feeds poorly, the slide would cut my hand up every time I fired it, over all terrible engineering. Save your money do not trust your life with this. And btw carrying without a round loaded in the chamber is completely idiotic and asinine.

butchy586: biggest piece of crap i ever purchased.if you want something reliable try the polish radom p-64 i paid 150.oo for mine and it runs perfect

airgunplanet: get yourself some cheap steel case tulammo it has a very round ball bullet.

Rating:
Jimenez .380 review 4.6 out of 5

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