Jimenez .380 Review




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

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?

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. 

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.

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...

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

ThePlayfulmutt: Jimenez are junk.

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

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

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!! 

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

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.

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

Natavian Porterfield: Can I buy it from you 

John Kinnard: good review

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

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

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

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

Chapo Slim: this gun saved my life 

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.

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

MegaJarhead007: it sucks jams up most of the time

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 

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

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

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

Conrad Luznar: Or maybe get a Ruger LC380

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

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?

TheDjuss240: Yea, I understand what your saying. The price is very seductive. Please listen. It is dangerous! It blew apart in my hand. It could have killed me or anyone else near me. Guess what? Jiminez doesn't care.I emailed over & over with no response. I bought a Ruger lcp after I returned what was left of that drop gun.It's a gun that will protect me, not kill me. Is $350 too great a price to save your life? My friend got a new one @ a gun show. laser sight factory installed for $325

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

TheDjuss240: My brand new one fed just fine. I was using the correct ammo. 32 rounds later, that zinc coated piece of site blew apart in my hand & nearly took my eye out. Thanks for clearing that up for us stud. Now go buy a real gun.

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

King73AJ: i got one exactly like it and i been using hollow tips since i brought it and never had a feeding problems. i dont buy FMJ

jammer1mo: Very good review.For the price,make a nice house gun.They had them on sale here for $139 bucks with extra clip,you cant beat it.

marquezchava: Por ese precio, una Makarov , y es excelente. Saludos

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Rating:
Jimenez .380 review 4.6 out of 5

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