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Posted: 1/15/2002 12:58:48 PM EDT
Are they crap? [url]http://www.gunbroker.com/auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=2889084[/url]
Link Posted: 1/15/2002 1:01:34 PM EDT
Total Crap!
Link Posted: 1/15/2002 1:03:58 PM EDT
You get what you pay for.
Link Posted: 1/15/2002 1:05:25 PM EDT
They're great for shooting sideways. If I were able to choose the model of 9mm to be shot at me, the Jennings might be a good choice. I have one, as do all my friends. We get together once a year to do a gangsta shoot complete with MD 20/20. You would (or maybe wouldn't!!!) be surprised how hard it is to go through 50 rds. with one of those. They are about 90-95% reliable for the round in the chamber!!
Link Posted: 1/15/2002 1:09:06 PM EDT
Thanks, just once I would like to get "more" than I paid for.
Link Posted: 1/15/2002 1:18:13 PM EDT
Jennings = junk = Saturday nite special
Link Posted: 1/15/2002 1:18:26 PM EDT
their worth about 2 crack rocks or a 1/2 case of old english 800 on any street corner after dark in other words crap most hoods considder it an insult to be shot by one
Link Posted: 1/15/2002 1:30:16 PM EDT
one if these makarov's is vastly superior to any jennings. [url] http://www.gunbroker.com/auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=2853834[/url]
Link Posted: 1/15/2002 1:30:37 PM EDT
If I were ever unfortunate enough to be in a gunfight I could only wish that my adversary was brandishing a Jennings. At best he would only get one off before the thing jammed.
Link Posted: 1/15/2002 1:33:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/15/2002 1:34:36 PM EDT by 7_62Gunner]
I WOULDN'T WIPE THE ASS OF MY WORST ENEMY WITH A JENNING'S! ACTUALLY THEY'RE NOT THAT BAD IF YOU NEED A CHEAP BOAT ANCHOR!
Link Posted: 1/15/2002 1:34:51 PM EDT
Almost as good as Lorcin...
Link Posted: 1/15/2002 2:20:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By big_guy: You get what you pay for.
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In this case maybe not. Keep a clean one around and a rag - the perfect dump gun.
Link Posted: 1/15/2002 2:26:09 PM EDT
If you're intent on buying a Jennings you'd best buy two complete pistols. Use one as a shooter and one for spare parts. Every part WILL break. Forget about any kind of reliable feeding or accuracy too.
Link Posted: 1/15/2002 2:29:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/15/2002 2:31:12 PM EDT by dogsdad]
Some really cheap guns are of questionable quality. The Jennings is NOT. It is unquestionably a true POS. *edited because I confused the Jennings with the Lorcin, another unquestionable POS.*
Link Posted: 1/15/2002 2:30:14 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/15/2002 2:31:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Finnbear: Jennings = junk = Saturday nite special
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Saturday night special is a chief's special J frame types. GG
Link Posted: 1/15/2002 2:32:47 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 1/15/2002 2:35:45 PM EDT
OOPS! Just noticed that's a Beretta.
Link Posted: 1/15/2002 7:51:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/15/2002 8:26:07 PM EDT
LMAO. I got one for free. While the guy was showing me how to field strip it, the freekin firing pin broke. LOL. So he gave it to me. A little .380. Shot it a few times since I replaced the firing pin..no failures...but what a POS.
Link Posted: 1/15/2002 8:35:17 PM EDT
I'd buy a jennings.........if i wanted to pay that much for a paper weight.
Link Posted: 1/15/2002 8:51:43 PM EDT
Total POS, I had a .380 Model #48 a long time ago, the receiver cracked.
Link Posted: 1/15/2002 9:04:35 PM EDT
Damn!!! Whoever bought that Jennings on the auction got ripped!!! A pawn shop around here carries them and they are only $99. A friend of mine bought one a few years ago and tried to tell me that it was the best pistol he had ever shot. Needless to say, it was the only one he had ever shot.
Link Posted: 1/15/2002 9:17:42 PM EDT
I used to have this recurring dream where someone would be chasing me, and I have a pistol but no matter how hard I try I just cannot pull the trigger. Until I actually shot a friends Jennings 9mm I thought this could only happen in a dream. The pistol was bought new, but on most of my shots I almost had to use two hands to pull the trigger. You may think I'm making this up, but I promise it's the truth. Even when I was able to fire it, the accuracy was so awful (probably due to the Herculean trigger pull required) that you really would be better off throwing it at someone (it is a very heavy pistol). I never realized that someone could manufacture such an awful excuse for a weapon, but the Jennings is truly the worst gun I have ever laid my hands on. Stay far, far away.
Link Posted: 1/16/2002 8:45:58 AM EDT
Originally Posted By flapjack: Are they crap? THEY MAKE CRAP LOOK GOOD!
Link Posted: 1/16/2002 8:51:10 AM EDT
Maybe they do that on purpose , to make sure the LEOS have that extra advantage. Benjamin
Link Posted: 1/16/2002 10:13:45 AM EDT
I saw one at a range once that would pop of 2, 3, or 4 rounds at a time. The guy thought it was neat. When he pulled the trigger he had no idea how many shots it would zip off. Couple years ago when the "gun buy back" craze was going around and they would give you $100 per gun, my friend and I were going to go buy a bunch of those Jennings 22 pistols for $69 and turn them in. We never got around to it though.
Link Posted: 1/16/2002 11:50:33 AM EDT
Something I've been wondering: How good is the Davis Derringer? Is it still in POS territory, or is it worthwhile for deep concealment/last resort weapon?
Link Posted: 1/16/2002 12:48:28 PM EDT
I thought Jennings and Lorcin were basically the same? Or maybe one bought the other out?
Link Posted: 1/16/2002 12:53:00 PM EDT
They're great!!! (For weighing down a crab trap)
Link Posted: 1/16/2002 12:59:04 PM EDT
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