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JA Industries

United States firearms manufacturer

JA Industries is an American firearms manufacturer based in Henderson, Nevada.

The company’s origins trace to 1978, with the formation of Jennings Firearms. This company eventually filed bankruptcy and subsequently reorganized as Bryco Arms. Bryco filed bankruptcy in 2003 and was subsequently purchased by Paul Jimenez, who established Jimenez Arms in August 2004. Jimenez Arms filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in February 2020, after which its assets were transferred to a new company (also owned by Jimenez), JA Industries, which resumed operations.

All firearms manufactured by JA Industries are constructed of injection-molded Zamak, a zinc alloy.

History [ edit ]

Jennings Firearms [ edit ]

Jennings Firearms was founded in 1978 by Bruce Jennings, the son of Raven Arms founder George Jennings. After declaring bankruptcy, the company was renamed Bryco Arms,[1] but the Jennings name was retained for many years even while Bryco Arms used its own brand name for firearms.

Bryco Arms [ edit ]

Bryco Arms was the successor company to Jennings Firearms, a U.S. firearm manufacturing company, based at various times in Carson City, Nevada, Irvine, California, and Costa Mesa, California. The company’s most famous product, along with the Jennings J-22, was the Bryco Arms Model 38 semi-automatic pistol, available in both 32 ACP and 380 ACP calibers (also known as the P-38). As with Jennings, the company was owned by Bruce Jennings.

Bryco Arms was one of several manufacturers of so-called Saturday night special firearms based in the Los Angeles, California vicinity, descended from George Jennings’ Raven Arms. As such, the company was named by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms as one of the inexpensive firearm manufacturers known as the “Ring of Fire” companies.[2] Bryco produced firearms variously branded as Jennings Firearms at its Irvine, California facility, as well as under the brand name of Bryco Arms at its former Carson City, Nevada facility, and at its Costa Mesa, California facility.

Bryco Arms declared bankruptcy in 2003 as a result of losing a lawsuit filed in Oakland, California and which resulted in a jury award of a record $24 million judgment against Bryco Arms. The lawsuit stemmed from an injury to a then 7-year-old boy named Brandon Maxfield received from a 20-year-old family friend who was attempting to unload the 380 ACP version of the Bryco Arms Model 38.[3] The pistol discharged while the 20-year-old was attempting to clear the chamber, the gun inadvertently pointed at Maxfield.[4] The discharge paralyzed Brandon Maxfield from the neck down. The plaintiffs convinced the court that due to a design defect, the gun had a cartridge feed problem, made evident when the safety was on and the user pulled back the slide to check the chamber or load a cartridge into the chamber. Rather than re-design the gun to correct the jamming problem, the instruction manual for the weapon was changed to require that the safety be placed in the fire position when checking the chamber or chambering a cartridge, which hid the problem from the user.[4][5][6]

Jimenez Arms [ edit ]

Bryco’s former factory foreman, Paul Jimenez, bought the bankrupt Bryco Arms for $510,000 in August 2004, and renamed the company Jimenez Arms. Operations resumed in Costa Mesa, California. Jimenez Arms later ceased California operations and on August 30, 2006, a license was granted for Jimenez Arms to commence operation in Henderson, Nevada, and production resumed there.[7] Jimenez Arms declared bankruptcy amid legal issues for its business dealings with an individual later convicted of trafficking firearms.[8]

JA Industries [ edit ]

In 2020 Jimenez resumed production in Henderson, Nevada under his new company name. In 2021, he came under scrutiny from the ATF due to the connections between Jimenez Arms and JA Industries.[8]

Lawsuit [ edit ]

Kansas City, Missouri, sued the company in 2020 for alleged trafficking.[9] The company filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in February 2020.[10]

Products [ edit ]

Jimenez Arms JA-22 (.22 LR), formerly the Jennings Model J-22

Jimenez Arms JA-25 (.25 ACP), formerly the Jennings Model J-25 Auto

Jimenez Arms JA-32 (.32 ACP), based on the JA-380 design

Jimenez Arms JA-380 (.380 ACP), formerly the Bryco Model 38

Jimenez Arms LC380 (.380 ACP), based on the JA-Nine design

Jimenez Arms JA-Nine (9×19mm), also known as the JA-9

The Demise — and Rebirth — of a Notorious Nevada Gunmaker

In 2018, federal agents revealed that guns made by Jimenez Arms Inc. had been funneled into an alleged trafficking network based in Kansas City, Missouri. The network’s suspected leader, a fire department captain, had allegedly purchased pistols directly from the company even though he lacked the appropriate license. Two years later, Jimenez Arms filed for bankruptcy.

For Alvino Crawford and his wife Beverly, the bankruptcy triggered mixed emotions. It imperiled their lawsuit against Jimenez Arms, the low-end gunmaker that had produced the allegedly trafficked handgun used to kill their 29-year-old son in 2016. But the Crawfords believed that their efforts had helped compel the 15-year-old company to shutter, and they took solace knowing they might have spared other parents the pain of losing a child to its products.

“I feel like [Jimenez Arms closing] is a jumping-off point, not only for people here in Kansas City, but also for those around the country who want to hold gun manufacturers accountable for inappropriate behavior,” Alvino Crawford told The Trace at the time. “I just hope they don’t find a loophole or some way to reorganize and start doing the same thing again.”

Less than two months after declaring Jimenez Arms insolvent, however, the company’s president, Paul Jimenez, had begun reorganizing the operation. In late April, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives granted him a license to manufacture firearms under the name JA Industries LLC, at a facility in walking distance of Jimenez Arms’ former headquarters.

The Crawfords were shocked when their attorneys told them the news. “It’s unconscionable to think that Mr. Jimenez would be able to do this,” Alvino Crawford said.

Paul Jimenez’s repackaging of his company reflects a time-tested strategy for countering litigation and regulatory scrutiny. JA Industries is at least the twelfth gunmaking business operated by members and close associates of the same extended family since 1970. Several of those companies closed as they or their executives faced criminal accusations, federal investigation, or lawsuits alleging the handguns their factories produced were prone to spontaneously discharge, explode, or be used in crime.

While lawsuit-burdened businesses often seek shelter in bankruptcy court, the emergence of JA Industries comes as plaintiffs’ attorneys are proving increasingly successful at piercing the gun industry’s special legal protections, fueling concerns that other executives will take similar steps as the threat of litigation intensifies. Remington Outdoor Co., long among the nation’s largest gun producers, filed for bankruptcy protection on July 27, jeopardizing a potentially revelatory lawsuit brought by the families of children killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Connecticut.

Through public records requests, The Trace obtained Jimenez’s license application and audio recordings of the recent bankruptcy hearings, which were conducted via telephone because of the pandemic. We also examined thousands of pages of complaints, transcripts, inspection reports, and other materials culled from civil and criminal court cases.

We found evidence that Paul Jimenez’s business arrangements were part of a long-running pattern of schemes that have repeatedly blocked victims seeking justice through the courts. His predecessor, Bruce Jennings, used similar tactics while operating the earlier companies and brought himself under investigation for tax fraud. Many of the details surfaced during our review have not been previously reported. Paul Jimenez did not respond to multiple voicemails and emails seeking comment for this story.

Jimenez Arms originated in Southern California, where Bruce Jennings, his family, and their close associates began establishing manufacturers to meet Americans’ demand for cheap handguns after 1968 legislation restricted their importation. The Jennings family companies pumped out millions of low-quality pistols colloquially known as “junk guns” or “Saturday Night Specials” (the latter term has garnered criticism for racial overtones).

As their products played an outsized role in violence, the Jennings family amassed a fortune. Bruce Jennings, for example, bought a 52,000-square-foot Arizona mansion with an indoor ice skating rink, drove a Ferrari, and owned a number of airplanes, including a P-51 Mustang named “Saturday Night Special.”

Dr. Garen Wintemute, an emergency room physician and director of the Violence Prevention Research Program at the University of California, Davis, famously coined the moniker “Ring of Fire” after noticing that the biggest junk-gun manufacturers were located in a circle around Los Angeles. Of the six manufacturers in operation when Wintemute released his report on the Ring of Fire companies in 1994, five were owned by the Jennings family or its close associates. “It’s S.O.P. [standard operating procedure] for these people is to get in trouble, leave the trouble behind through bankruptcy, and start over,” Wintemute told The Trace. “This sort of reinvention has worked since the beginning.”

Bruce Jennings garnered national attention after a 7-year-old Northern California boy named Brandon Maxfield was shot through the face and neck as a family friend was trying to unload a pistol produced by Jennings’s company Bryco Arms. The shooting left the boy permanently paralyzed from the neck down. In order to fix a jamming problem in earlier versions of the Model 38, Jennings had redesigned the gun so users couldn’t unload it with the safety on. The Maxfield family sued, and in 2003, a jury ordered Jennings and his companies to cough up more than $21 million in damages; they declared bankruptcy one day later.

As the bankruptcy auction neared, the Maxfields and their attorney raised money in hopes of buying Bryco — but only to dismantle it. The effort failed when they were narrowly outbid.

The winner was Bryco’s factory foreman: Paul Jimenez.

Jimenez, who’d worked at Bryco for more than a decade, offered $510,000 for the company, beating the Maxfields’ bid of $505,000. Their attorneys questioned how Jimenez had the financial resources for such a purchase, noting his salary at Bryco was only $30,000 a year. Jimenez claimed the money would come out of his life savings, but The New York Times later reported that on the same day he won the bidding, Shining Star Investments, LLC, a gun distributor owned by Jennings’s second ex-wife, wired Jimenez $430,000. Jennings’s lawyer at the time denied his client had funded the wire transfer and said it was an “arms-length transaction.”

The ATF revoked Jennings’s gun license shortly before his bankruptcy, because of a Congressional amendment making misdemeanor domestic violence a disqualifying offense. More than a decade earlier, Jennings had pleaded down an initial felony charge for breaking his wife’s jaw. Despite Jennings being cast out of the industry, ATF records provided to The Trace show he met with the inspector considering the license for Paul Jimenez and threatened to sue if there was a delay.

With the license in hand, Paul Jimenez began manufacturing conspicuously similar handguns at Bryco’s former Costa Mesa plant under the name Jimenez Arms. California regulators initially refused to let Jimenez Arms sell its 9mm model because the prototype provided by Paul Jimenez had the word “Bryco” buffed out, inspection records show. After tests arranged by Maxfield’s attorney found several Jimenez Arms models violated the state’s safety and performance standards, the California Attorney General’s Office ordered the company to stop manufacturing. But Paul Jimenez had already begun, and later completed, a move of the operation to Henderson, Nevada, which lacked such requirements.

Paul Jimenez denied that Jennings was behind the formation of Jimenez Arms and told the ATF he would have no role in the business. But during more recent civil litigation, Jimenez said that Jennings began loaning Jimenez Arms money as early as 2006. The following year, Paul Jimenez sold a majority stake of the company to trusts that Jennings had set up for two of his children, court records and inspection reports show. The Jennings family continued to own stock in Jimenez Arms for about another decade.

In 2012, a federal raid on Jennings’s Florida home netted a laptop and external harddrives containing thousands of movies and images of children engaged in sex acts. One agent testified that the search also turned up a book titled How to Hide Your Assets and Disappear, with Jennings’s business card tucked between the pages as a bookmark.

Jennings pleaded guilty to child pornography charges and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. At around the same time, Jimenez Arms agreed to pay $1 million for JoJen Inc., a Florida gun distributor owned by Jennings’s fourth wife, court records show. Jennings, now 71, did not respond to a letter seeking comment for this article.

Jimenez Arms ranked among the 25 biggest American pistol producers as recently as 2017, but it holds less than $34,000 in assets, according to bankruptcy records. Paul Jimenez has attributed the company’s downfall to the so-called Trump Slump, an industrywide drop in sales after the president’s election allayed fears of stricter federal gun laws.

Court records indicate other reasons for Jimenez Arms’ paltry value. Through his sole proprietorship, Paul Jimenez maintained personal ownership of the machinery and gunmaking components purchased during the Bryco bankruptcy auction — and charged Jimenez Arms to lease them. A 2016 shareholder lawsuit alleged that Jimenez had frequently sucked out most or all of the company’s profits in this way. The lawsuit, brought by Jennings’s daughter who held stock in Jimenez Arms, claimed that Paul Jimenez took more than $3 million out of the company under the guise of “rents” and other expenses.

Experts say the arrangement recalls how Jennings managed Jimenez Arms’ predecessors. A lawyer helping Brandon Maxfield collect on the judgment against Bryco wrote in one filing that Jennings utilized “a variety of legal entities and trusts” to keep money “one step ahead” of litigants and other creditors. As one example, the lawyer noted that funds from Bryco were paid as “rent” to an entity “purportedly owned” by trusts set up for Jennings’s children.

Mike Harkins, a journalist who chronicled Maxfield’s case in his book Move to Fire, said such schemes were part of an effort by Jennings to keep his companies from posting a profit. “Where there’s no profit, there’s no money for plaintiffs, and that was part of his philosophy on being judgment-proof, knowing that bankruptcy was always an option,” Harkins said. “I have no doubt Paul Jimenez learned from that.”

In a countersuit against Jennings’s daughter, Jimenez accused her and her family of pressuring Jimenez Arms to exclusively sell guns at artificially low prices to Shining Star Investments, the distributor owned by her mother. (The legal dispute ended in a settlement.) Firearm manufacturers are required to pay a 10 percent excise tax on their sales prices for pistols. The tax does not apply to distributors. Therefore, if Jimenez Arms marked down its prices, it would have avoided paying the usual tax amount. For Shining Star Investments, meanwhile, the discount could have netted bigger profits when it resold the guns to retailers.

Paul Jimenez claimed the Jennings family members’ “unlawful conduct” had exposed him to “prosecution,” according to the countersuit. A 1992 exposé about the Jenningses in The Wall Street Journal reported that the Internal Revenue Service considered charging Bruce Jennings with tax fraud after learning Bryco sold guns at artificially low prices to a distributor he owned. As the IRS built its case, the ATF held off revoking Jennings’s licenses, which it was planning to do based on a determination that he had “purposely falsified” information to “shield” his involvement in gun businesses after receiving the felony domestic violence charge.

According to ATF records provided to The Trace, Jennings told the inspectors investigating him that he had left a company based in Chino, California, “open” even though it was “dormant” in order to “stack up” product-liability suits. “Sometime in the future, I will file… bankruptcy proceedings and will go out of business in Chino,” Jennings reportedly said.

A spokesperson for the Treasury Department’s Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, which now enforces excise tax payments from gunmakers, said he couldn’t legally comment on specific cases. Public records, however, indicate the trade bureau imposed a tax lien on Jimenez Arms in 2017. Its more recent bankruptcy petition shows the company owes federal excise taxes in the amount of $900,000, accounting for nearly half of the company’s $2.3 million debt heap.

The bankruptcy court is required to use money raised from the sale of Jimenez Arms to pay off the company’s tax debts — including the $900,000 excise tax bill — before divvying the leftovers among plaintiffs and other creditors, according to Carron Nicks, a Texas-based bankruptcy lawyer. Considering the company’s listed assets are worth less than $34,000, “these poor plaintiffs could get, if anything, pennies on the dollar,” Nicks said.

As plaintiffs’ attorneys probe Jimenez Arms for any assets that could have been inappropriately transferred out of the company, they have lashed out at the ATF, saying the decision to issue Paul Jimenez another license exemplifies the agency’s lackluster oversight of the gun industry. “I wasn’t surprised Mr. Jimenez tried to get a new license, but I was shocked the ATF let it happen,” said Alla Lefkowitz, the director of affirmative litigation for Everytown Law, the legal branch of the advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety, which is helping represent plaintiffs in two cases against Jimenez Arms. “They’re letting him make a mockery of the licensing process.” (Everytown for Gun Safety’s nonpolitical arm provides funding to The Trace. Here is a list of The Trace’s major donors and its policy on editorial independence.)

Congress has sharply restricted the ATF’s discretion over licensing decisions, mandating that applicants be approved as long as a short list of conditions is met. Still, Lefkowitz said there was ample reason to reject Paul Jimenez’s latest application. She pointed to inspection records showing the bureau had cited Jimenez Arms for multiple violations of federal gun laws during inspections dating back to at least 2012. Even more striking, she said, the ATF’s own agents identified Jimenez Arms as the primary supplier for the Kansas City firefighter arrested on gun-trafficking charges.

“There’s an extensive record of Jimenez Arms apparently engaging in illegal and reckless business practices,” Lefkowitz said. “And just changing the name of the company shouldn’t mean Mr. Jimenez gets to avoid the consequences and keep selling guns the same way he’s always been.”

On July 8, Everytown Law sent the ATF a 10-page letter demanding the agency reverse its “reckless and irresponsible” decision to issue a manufacturing license to Paul Jimenez’s newest entity.

The ATF did not respond to requests for comment.

Jimenez Arms’ legal entanglements began in the spring of 2014. Melinda Orr, a 44-year-old county government employee in East Texas, was getting into her car at home when her Jimenez Arms model J.A. 380 pistol slipped out of its partially unzipped carrying case, the local sheriff’s office said. The pistol hit the ground and fired, fatally shooting Orr in the face.

The shooting prompted Orr’s husband and parents to sue, alleging that Jimenez Arms had failed to recall J.A. 380s after learning the weapons were prone to discharging when jostled or dropped. After two years in court, the Orr family agreed to settle. The original settlement amount is confidential, but when Jimenez Arms entered bankruptcy in February, the company still owed $625,000, according to its initial filing.

Rusty Phenix, the family’s attorney, said Orr might still be alive if federal regulators could force manufacturers like Jimenez Arms to recall defective firearms. But when Congress created the Consumer Product Safety Commission in 1972, lawmakers expressly exempted firearms from the agency’s jurisdiction.

In 2018, Remington finalized a class-action settlement following claims that a defect in the company’s popular line of Model 700 rifles caused them to shoot without the trigger being pulled. The CPSC couldn’t force Remington to initiate a recall, even as the rifles were linked to dozens of deaths and hundreds of serious injuries. (Remington voluntarily recalled some of the rifles in response to the class-action suit, but millions remained in circulation). The CPSC could, however, mandate recalls of ceramic travel mugs because their lids didn’t fit properly, tea pitchers prone to leaking and burning people, and sports jerseys shown to cause lacerations.

“This is one of those things that just strikes me as odd,” Phenix said. The CPSC is “why we don’t have flammable pajamas… But it has no ability to deal with safety issues as they relate to guns, which are inherently dangerous.”

As Jimenez Arms defended itself in Texas, more trouble began brewing in Missouri.

Dwight Crawford had spent most of his life in the Kansas City area after being adopted when he was 3 or 4 years old. At 29, his family knew him as an avid Chiefs fan who loved to draw and planned on pursuing a career as a barber.

“I was very proud to see the young man that he was growing up to be,” said his father, Alvino Crawford. “And for him to lose his life the way he did makes it much more difficult for us.”

On a warm summer night in 2016, Dwight Crawford stopped to tie his shoe on a corner in the Rockhill Manor neighborhood. According to a police report, two attackers set upon him. The first beat Crawford with a baseball bat. When he tried to get up, the second, a 16-year-old boy, pulled out a J.A. 380 and shot him multiple times.

The ATF knew that a gun-trafficking network might have been operating in Kansas City, but the bureau would not mount a serious investigation until 2018, when an analyst noticed the J.A. 380 from Crawford’s killing was one of several guns used in crimes after passing through the hands of a Kansas City Fire Department captain named James Samuels.

Samuels was arrested 10 months later and is facing federal charges for allegedly trafficking 77 firearms into Kansas City over a five-year period. Of those guns, 57 of them were Jimenez Arms pistols. One ATF investigator said in an affidavit that the company’s role came as little surprise given how its pistols were “frequently used by criminals.” Because the pistols are “commonly inexpensive,” the agent wrote, profits could be made “by buying them at a low cost and selling them at marked up price to prohibited individuals.”

The ATF said Samuels often bought handguns directly from Jimenez Arms and had them shipped to a licensed retailer for pickup. That changed after Samuels told Jimenez Arms that his usual retailer had moved and gave his home address as the new location. The company subsequently shipped 11 pistols directly to the firefighter’s house, court records show. Samuels has pleaded not guilty.

The ATF never charged Jimenez Arms in connection to Samuels’s trafficking ring, but recent lawsuits against the company have relied on details from the investigation to mount accusations of wrongdoing. Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas, a Democrat, announced in January that the city had filed a suit alleging Jimenez Arms facilitated the trafficking scheme and should reimburse taxpayers for police services and other violence-related costs. A judge ruled in February that the Crawfords could move forward with similar claims. Jimenez Arms entered bankruptcy one week later.

Since losing his son, Alvino Crawford has vigorously advocated for a crackdown on nefarious handgun manufacturers. He believes Jimenez Arms was only concerned about making money and didn’t care if its products injured or killed people.

“This manufacturer is where it started, but if there were other people that knew about this and did nothing, whether they are in government or wherever, they need to be held accountable, too,” Crawford said. “Lives are at stake.”

Jennings Model Nine Tops Other Cheap 9mm Pistols

This months Downrange takes aim at the efforts of a group to drive Californias manufacturers of cheap auto-loaders out of business. The group is assisted by data indicating that such handguns are disproportionately used in the commission of crimes.

Since statistics are so easily manipulated, well say neither yea nor nay to that purported fact, but we have published some pretty harsh words on budget-priced pistols in the past. For example, our report on the AMT .380 Back Up complained of the pistols lack of any visual means to determine whether or not its cocked, and we revealed that it jammed 20 times during our 300-round test. About AMTs .22 Automag, our bottom line recommendation was a blunt dont waste your money.

We found Brycos Model 48 jammed repeatedly with a safety and trigger so problematic our shooters developed blisters on their fingers. Of the same companys Model 59 13-shot 9mm, we advised readers to stay away from it until the manufacturer figured out a way to keep the gun from self-destructing. We gave Lorcins L-22 and L-380 an unacceptable and dont buy respectively and recommended Sundance Industries take its .25-caliber BOA back to the drawing board.

As this months editorial suggests, we believe the Second Amendment is here to protect everyone, not just those who can afford pricey firearms. But buying a low-priced firearm is a complete waste of money if the product in question fails to function when its needed most. Youre much better off with no gun at all.

With that in mind, Gun Tests set out to find an affordable self-defense weapon that offered some assurance that it would shoot straight and function reliably after several hundred rounds.

What we found wasnt very reassuring. Of the three cheap 9mm pistols we acquired for this test, only the Jennings Model Nine was reliable. The Hi-Point JS-9s functioning and accuracy were ammunition sensitive. The Lorcin L-9mm destroyed itself. All of these blowback-operated pistols utilized similar, uncomplicated striker-type firing mechanisms.

How We Tested

During this head-to-head test, each pistol was fed 200 rounds of commercial 9mm ammunition. Accuracy testing was done indoors at 15 yards using a pistol rest. Five 5-shot groups were fired with each of three kinds of ammunition: Winchester 115-grain Silvertip hollow points, Federal 124-grain Hydra-Shok hollow points and UMC 115-grain metal case. Accuracy and velocity results are in the performance table.

Here are the results of our examinations:

Jennings Model Nine

The origin of this $145 9mm pistol can be confusing. The Jennings Model Nine is manufactured by Bryco Arms in California and distributed by Jennings Firearms of Carson City, Nevada. It features a single action trigger, a 3 5/8-inch barrel and partially-adjustable sights. According to the sales literature, this model comes with two 10-round magazines.

Physical Description

For a modestly-priced pistol, the Model Nines appearance was more than acceptable. It had a highly polished blue/black finish. Except for the slides steel breech insert, it and the frame were made entirely of a zinc alloy. The fixed steel barrel was solidly pinned to the frame. There was a sharp edge on the disassembly lever that came into contact with the shooters hand. Fitting of moving parts was average.

This Jennings was equipped with two black plastic grip panels that covered the sides of the frame. Each panel had lightly textured finish and horizontal gripping grooves. Both were fastened in place by two screws apiece.

Our test gun came with two blued steel double-column magazines that held 12 rounds each, which we assume were made before the start date of the 10-round limitation. In our opinion, both could have used more work. The seam on the back of each magazine was extremely rough. Their flat, removable floorplates had sharp corners and edges.

Our Judgments

During the firing portion of the test, the Model Nine digested all of the ball and jacketed hollow points ammunition we tried without a single malfunction. This, we thought, was a good beginning for an inexpensive pistol. Retracting the slide required more effort than on a recoil-operated 9mm, which made us wonder if a person with reduced hand strength could pull it all the way back. But, slide movement was fairly smooth.

All of this pistols controls were located on the left side of the frame within reach of a right-handed shooters firing thumb. Depressing the magazine release button at the rear of the trigger guard unlocked the magazine, but it didnt drop from the well. This, along with the difficulty of grasping the magazines low-profile floorplate, slowed reloading.

The manual safety consisted of a two-position lever at the top of the left grip panel. When pushed upward to the engaged position, it prevented firing by blocking the sear. This control also served as the slide lock and release.

This Jennings also had three other safety features. They were a magazine disconnect device, an internal drop safety and a cocked indicator. The latter was a red plastic pin that protruded from a hole in the rear of the slide when the gun was cocked.

We thought the Model Nine balanced and sat evenly in the hand. However, the comparatively short grip was just barely long enough to accommodate all fingers of the firing hand. Also, none of our shooters liked the shape of the grip, because it felt too square and overly wide.

Although the movement of the ungrooved 3/16-inch-wide trigger was on the heavy side, weve found worse triggers on pistols that cost six times a much. After only a hint of creep, the pull released crisply at 8 1/2 pounds. There was no noticeable overtravel.

This Jennings sighting system was easy to see and align. The front was a 1/8-inch-wide ramp blade with a red plastic insert. The dovetailed rear had a blade with a white-outlined 1/8-inch-square notch, which was screw-adjustable for windage only. There was no adjustment for elevation.

Accuracy was very sporadic and definitely ammunition sensitive, but we felt it was adequate for close range use with the right ammunition. We obtained terribly large five-shot groups, measuring 6 inches or more at 15 yards, using Winchester 115-grain Silvertips and UMC 115-grain metal case. But, groups produced with Federal 124-grain Hydra-Shoks averaged 3.73 inches.

Although the Model Nine yielded the lowest velocities of the test, we considered its performance to be acceptable for a 9mm pistol with 3 5/8-inch barrel. Muzzle velocities averaged from 1,058 feet per second with Federal Hydra-Shoks to 1,125 feet per second with the UMC ball load.

Hi-Point Model JS-9

The Hi-Point Firearms Model JS-9 is manufactured by Stallard Arms, Inc. of Mansfield, Ohio and is distributed by MKS Supply, Inc., which is also in Mansfield. This large $140 9mm pistol is equipped with only the most basic features. It has a single action trigger, a 4 3/8-inch barrel and fixed sights. Magazine capacity is 9 rounds.

Physical Description

In our opinion, the JS-9 was awkward looking and had absolutely no appeal. Its disproportionately large slide made the pistol look very top heavy. Most of the slide and the frame were made of a zinc alloy with a dull black finish. All external surfaces had deep brush marks. The fixed steel barrel was securely attached to the frame. Metal work was below average.

The grips consisted of two black plastic panels that covered the sides of the frame. Both panels had a shallow thumb rest/finger groove, which made them suitable for right- or left-handed shooters. The lower portion of the grips had molded checkering. Each was held in position by a single cross point screw. Grip-to-metal mating was satisfactory.

One steel single-column magazine that held 9 rounds was furnished with this pistol. We felt it wasnt made very well. Exterior surfaces looked like they were finished with cold bluing, which isnt as nice looking or as durable as hot bluing. The flat removable floorplate had very sharp edges and corners.

Our Judgments

This Hi-Points functioning was ammunition sensitive. When using Winchester Silvertip ammunition, it regularly failed to chamber the first round in the magazine. However, this problem did not occur with Federal Hydra-Shoks and UMC ball ammunition. No further operating problems were encountered. Slide movement was reasonably smooth, and retracting it only required a moderate amount of effort.

Our shooters thought the controls lacked much in the way of human engineering, but both of them worked as intended. The magazine catch was a spring-loaded lever at the rear of the magazine well opening. When pushed rearward, it unlocked the magazine.

The manual safety was a two-position lever at the top left side of the frame. It engaged and prevented firing by blocking the sear when moved upward. This control could also be used to manually lock the slide back, but it didnt automatically lock the slide open after the last round was fired. Some right-handed shooters found that this lever often hit their firing thumb during recoil.

We found the JS-9 to be muzzle heavy and somewhat top heavy. It also weighed at least 4 ounces more than each of the other 9mms in this test. So, it didnt sit in the hand very well. Pointing and target acquisition were the slowest. The comparatively long grip afforded plenty of gripping area, and its shape was almost comfortable. Much of this pistols weight, the slide, moved to the rear during recoil and caused the muzzle to jump sharply.

Movement of the ungrooved 3/16-inch-wide trigger was, in our opinion, excessively heavy and mushy. The single action pull had a lot of creep, letoff was anything but crisp, and there was considerable overtravel. According to our self-recording trigger gauge, it released at 10 1/4 pounds.

This Hi-Points fixed sights provided a useable sighting reference, but we thought they were difficult to find and align in a hurry. The front was a 1/8-inch-wide ramp blade with a plain face. The rear consisted of a rounded low-profile rear blade with a 1/8-inch-wide notch. Both were integral with the top of the slide, so neither sight was adjustable.

The JS-9s accuracy depended on the ammunition being used. It produced the smallest five-shot groups of the test, averaging 2.80 inches at 15 yards, with Federal 124-grain Hydra-Shoks. But, UMC 115-grain metal case and Winchester 115-grain Silvertips only managed 3.95- and 4.60-inch groups, respectively.

Chronograph testing showed that this Hi-Point generated muzzle velocities of 1,119 feet per second with the Federal 124-grain load to 1,174 feet per second with the Winchester 115-grain ammunition. This level of performance was, in our opinion, more than satisfactory for a 9mm pistol with a 4 3/8-inch barrel.

Lorcin Model L-9mm

Lorcin Engineering of Mira Loma, California has been producing the Model L-9mm since 1994. This $117 9mm pistol features a grip safety that is intended to prevent accidental discharges. It also has a 4 1/2-inch barrel, fixed sights, a single action trigger and a 10-round magazine.

Physical Description

Our L-9mm had a dull chrome-plated alloy slide and a matte grayish-black alloy frame. We liked its two-tone finish, but the pistols styling reminded us of a ray gun in a science fiction movie. The frames metal work was so rough that it appeared to be unfinished. As a result of this apparent inattention to details, the gun quickly self-destructed during firing. More on this in a minute. The steel barrel was securely pinned to the frame.

Both of this Lorcins grip panels were made of black plastic and covered the sides of the frame. Each panel had molded, horizontal grooves and a finger rest. Two screws were used to fastened the grips to the frame. In grip-to-metal mating, no gaps or other inconsistencies were found.

The steel single-column magazines follower and removable floorplate were made of black plastic. In our opinion, the magazine was poorly constructed. It was supposed to hold 10 rounds, but we were only able to load 9 rounds. When the magazine was inserted into the well, it had a lot of vertical and horizontal play.

Our Judgments

The range portion of this test was a complete disaster. After firing only 45 rounds, the L-9mms slide froze partially to the rear. Our gunsmith examined the pistol and found that a top back portion of the frame was broken off, causing the slide to jam, and the slide retainer was cracked. He surmised that a casting flaw had weakened the front of that area of the frame and eventually caused it to break off.

During the time the pistol was operational, failures to feed were commonplace. We averaged one failure to feed every other round, regardless of the ammunition used. Bullets were stopped against the feed ramp, instead of sliding up the ramp and into the chamber. There were almost as many failures to extract. The extractor had hardly any tension and would not always grab the extractor groove on the case rim.

In theory, the design of a blowback-operated pistol does not rely on the extractor to remove a spent cartridge from the chamber. But, an extractor makes it easy to remove a live round from the chamber when unloading the gun.

This Lorcin didnt have user-friendly controls. The magazine release was a rectangular button in the bottom rearward portion of the left grip panel. We had to depress the release with one of the fingers of our support hand. There was no slide catch, so the slide couldnt be locked to the rear.

The manual safety consisted of a two-position lever on the left side of the frame at the top of the grip. When moved upward, it prevented firing by locking the sear. This levers movement was so stiff that most right-handed shooters were barely able to operate it with the thumb of their firing hand.

Unlike the other pistols in this test, the L-9mm was equipped with a grip safety on the back of the frame. This safety prevented firing if it wasnt depressed with the hand used to grasp the pistol. The other safety feature was a loaded chamber indicator. When there was a round in the chamber, a pin protruded through a hole in the rear of the slide.

In handling, we found the Lorcin to be very muzzle heavy. Consequently, target acquisition was sluggish. Pointing wasnt in the least bit natural. The grip safety did not fit the shape of the human hand very well. It, along with the squared and very wide grip, were down right uncomfortable.

Our shooters considered the movement of the ungrooved 1/8-inch-wide trigger to be terrible. After an excessive amount of creep, its single action pull weighed 11 pounds, but felt even heavier. There was a lot of overtravel.

The L-9mms fixed sights were better than nothing. The front was a 1/8-inch-wide blade with a red dot on its face. The rear had a red dot on either side of its 1/8-inch-square notch. Both were integral with the slide, so no adjustments were possible. The front sight completely filled the rears notch, which made obtaining a consistent sight picture a challenge.

Although the pistol broke before accuracy testing was completed, the groups we were able to obtain werent impressive. UMC 115-grain metal case ammunition averaged 4.68-inch groups at 15 yards. Federal 124-grain Hydra-Shoks managed 5.00-inch groups.

According to our Oehler Model 35 chronograph, this Lorcin produced muzzle velocities that were well below average for a 9mm pistol with a 4 1/2-inch barrel.

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