Taylor Perry: Half of the people that talk bad about these two handguns have never fired
them, these guns are just fine. Very good guns.
Mark Barnett: I bought a Hi Point C9 for a stash gun. I suspect people shoot limp wristed
or don't release the slide and cry that they jam. I've had no trouble with
mine.. the trigger smooths out a bit after a 1000 rounds.. NO, it's not
built as well as my S&W, but it goes bang when I pull the trigger and puts
the bullet were I aim... not bad for $150...
Manhood101: If you can't afford a closet full of Sigs and Smiths one of these may be an
option for the extreme budget minded buyer. BUT........if you can only
afford one gun, instead of buying one Highpoint save for two and buy
yourself a good used gun instead. In my early 20's money was a huge problem
and I had my fair share of Jennings 22's and 380's during that
time......along with one Beretta 92f that I saved hard for. That being said
I see a LOT of Highpoint guns at the range and the gospel truth is I see
more Glock malfunctions, mostly due to limp wristing, than I ever have from
a Highpoint. Cabellas makes the claim they do not carry any firearm that
have known safety issues or abnormal malfunction rates and they are now
carrying Highpoint. Take that for what it is worth. Dislaimer........my
opinion is worth exactly what you paid for it.
Richard M: Regarding mags...I, from experience, recommend buying Hi-Point brand mags
it you enjoy shooting over clearing jams..
travis bickle: Easiest way to explain these guns- both very cheap, both built on a budget.
Hi point spent the limited funds making it actually function correctly and
said to hell with how ugly it is-- Jimenez did the opposite and built a
polished turd. the end
gtracer66: Happy to see someone review/compare budget guns like these. These guns fill
a niche in the market. Low price for those who can't afford one of the big
name brands like S&W or Sig, etc. Also for someone who might want a gun
that they don't treasure so much, they never shoot it. If one of these get
scratched up, who cares? If I had one of those ! 3000 Sigs, I'd be afraid
to shoot it. If I were to drop it, I'd have a heart attack. One of these, I
might use as a club if out of ammo.
mark warnberg: To One & All:
The www.bbb.org is a very good place for serious customers to get the
down-load scoop on a product!
Buisnesses are not required to hold Accredited Registration, but those who
do give their customers a sense of credibility as the requirments for
Accredation are quit high.
Surprise all the the Jiminez Gun Bashers! Jiminez Arms is ACCREDITED with
an A+ rating, 0 complaints in the last 3 years!
So why is it none of the Bashers on these youtube sites have never
registered their complaints to the BBB?
Michael Russell: I have had a Jennings .22 and Raven .25 floating around the house for at
least 30 years, and every time we take them to the range they fire every
time, and neither have ever jammed. This JA9 looks like the Jennings, just
scaled up. People needlessly apologize for the brand, they work like they
should. I think the reasonable question is whether the direct blowback
design is a good idea all the way up to 9mm--.380 is as far as most
manufacturers take that concept before they want to absorb a little more
energy in the cycle.
TheSpritz0: I've got the Hi-Point but in .40S&W, with under-barrel sight NO PROBLEMS in
one year of use!!
Tracey Rainey: The Jimenez is not steel or aluminum ! The whole thing is cast.
Gary Middleton: why buy more mags for the jimenez if they come with two...i held the
jimenez was light i hate highpoint
Mini Boss: Hey Tracer we want a gun that's gonna fire when we pull the trigger they
want something that looks good they can spend a lot of money on and take
dancing I got a hi point and it will kill just just like the rest
Steven King: I wouldn't want to be on the business end of either, but I bought the
PNYprepper: great review doc! I went with the hi-point, Waiting for delivery this week.
Alfred Reece Fitzgerald: Is Jimenez still in business?
Tracey Rainey: I've had both and they both jam but the safer gun is the high point. I no
longer have either gun.
That Coyote: The Hi-Points work better using +P ammo...at least from my experience.
Haven't had a single failure from using hot ammo. Kind of needs it to
push that heavy slide back.
pbruc brooks: I've been to a lot of firearms dealers and I always saw Hi-point pistols
for sale. What do the dealers say about JA? Junk Ass; NG. One called the JA
a "shake and bake" Jennings, Arco throw together.
MrC45man: I really have not seen any stocking dealers in the Philly metro area that
even stocks either of the above. It takes a "special" kind of dealer that
would inventory them. I saw a few HiPoints in a pawn shop in S.C. while on
vacation. Little profit, large headaches. By the way, the mag
release problem you described is common in the Kel Tec PF9.
Tyler Durden: Hi- Point weighs less? I believe you , but I am shocked. I own a Hi-Point
C9 and it is like a brick that shoots bullets. I never carry it on me, I
sometimes carry it in the car, but I prefer my fire arms to hold 15+, and I
feel the Hi Point isn't as accurate as my Glock or Sig.
admrial hazzard: what size holster for the ja 9.. want to get one from walmart
shawn hilton: i had a ja nine first time out to the range it fired twice then wouldnt
fire at all after that. my hi points i have owned have never failed me.
deerslayer303B: MDprepper, I appreciate your reviews, they are very informative. I picked
up a Phoenix HP22A and Jimenez JA380 at a gun show today. That JA9 is next
on the list. They will be great fishing and range guns. I love the looks of
that JA9 it looks like any other higher end fire arm. Are you SURE the
frame is Aluminum and the slide is Steel? I thought they were Zinc or
actually ZAMAK 3, which is what the Hi Points slide is made of.
Squib308: dude the jimenez J-9 is a trash.....awful safety record. while the hi point
looks like a comparable firearm, the hi point C9 is far superior. i
wouldn't take a JA9 for free if you offered it to me....the slides have
flown off while firing and injured the shooters, among other serious
injuries. it's a Jennings J-9 with a different name....garbage.
TheSpritz0: Get the under-barrel laser sold by Hi-Point, and you won't NEED to reload
after hitting your opponent :)
Joey DaFixer: Jimenez Arms firearms are NOT APPROVED for sale to the following states:
California Hawaii Illinois Maryland
Massachusetts Minnesota New York
Go With a Hi Point
strickjh2005: The only issue I have with the Hi-points are that the slides are so heavy
that they cylce much slower than I can pull down recoil and be on target
for the next round. Sig Mosquito is faster.
mark warnberg: I wonder, do people who lack common sense purposly look up gun Reviews too
I was curious to your statement and googel "states that have SALES BAN on
Jimenez Guns" and could only find the state of California, no other states
,mentioned. (from what I understand many Californians legaly own Jimenez
Squid308 and some of the others:
Federal Law can override State Law so if the guns were "unsafe" they would
not be on the market in any state! that is just COMMON SENSE!!
You forgot to mention the Jeminez is easier to field strip.
Both gun work great for what they are desighned for as long as you follow
the Maufacture Instruktions.
Stay Protected - Carry Safe.
J. Dalton: Well how is that ja9 hold up?
Tyler Durden: 3:21 The Hi-Point Mag disconnect safety is so freaking easy to take out.
mcminnman: Like comparing a dog turd to a cat turd... I have owned 2 HP's the C9 and
.380 and a .22 Jimenez and 9mm.
deerslayer303B: The JA looks SO MUCH BETTER than the Hi Point.
Tracey Rainey: HI POINT IS NOT UGLY TO ME? IVE OWNED BOTH AND THE JENNINGS FAILED IN EVERY
WAY EVERY TIME I FIRED IT. THE HI POINT DID FAIL BUT NOT NEARLY AS MUCH AS
THE JENNINGS. TRUTH IS THE HIGH POINT WAS A BETTER GUN AND BUILD WAS WAY
BETTER BUT THE JENNINGS KINDA FOOLED YOU INTO THINKING IT WAS MORE MAIN
STREAM IN ITS LOOKS BUT BUILD WAS QUALITY WAS BAD. IF I RAN JIMENEZ ID WORK
ON QUALITY AND THE OPERATION OF THE GUNS AND TRULY BECOME A GUN EVERYONE
WANTS INSTED OF WHAT THEY HAVE TO SETTLE FOR. I HAVE SIG AND OTHERS BUT I
TRULY WANT A HI POINT AGAIN.
guy west: how bad is the chance of slide bite.?
Robbie Fortner: I use strictly 10 round carbine mags in my c9, fits well that both guns
fire the same mags, at least to me, like the combo, I have found very few
problems especially after the break in period of about 100 rds per mag
skynut831: FINALLY!! A truly honest objective view with no BULL SPIT on these pistols!
I own both!!! Although I do not consider them low end !! Never a ftf or
anything @500 rnds each!!
THANK YOU AGAIN FOR THAT PRECISE,HONEST AND NO BULL REVIEW !!
Appolo Geticks: The 10 round 9mm carbine mags will fit into the 9mm pistols.
CELTICMUTT7: The ja nine is unsafe the hi point is designed better
602Laoguy: i take the Hi point over that POS jimenez .. the Hi point Life time
guy west: have you shot either of the ?
aj jackson: ja9 looks alot better
07wrx530: Hipoint way better by way at least it shoots
Brian Klibowitz: Jimenez 9mm is a revamped Bryco Jennings 9mm and the reason I know that is
because I used to own a Jennings 9mm that I got for free and this pistol
was the biggest pos I ever shot because when I shot it the slide flew off
and hit me the face and that pos is also made out of pot metel the gun was
good for a paper weight that you could throw your attacker My best advice
to who owns these pos guns is to sell them at a gun show and buy a Hi-Point
if can't afford any another gun there. Theres nothing wrong with the
Hi-Point JHP 45acp I own one and It's a better quality gun then them pot
metel pos Jimenezs
Boris thespider: The only steel in the JA9 is the barrel and a few small internal parts .
They have no aluminum . The frame and the slide are both cast zinc . That's
why they are called "junk guns" . It refers to the fact that pot metals (
cast zinc ) aren't supposedly strong enough to withstand the pressures put
on firearms . On March 5 , 2014 , Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) proposed a
law banning all Saturday Night Specials . Jimenez is included in the list
of manufactures that would be affected by this ban . His proposal is based
on two main factors : these guns are unsafe and that they are specifically
targeted for sales in lower income areas where they are meant solely for
the use in crimes . There is a very good chance that this bill will pass .
There have already been lawsuits filed by both the government and the NAACP
to force the " ring of fire " manufactures out of business . That's why
only Jimenez and Phoenix Arms are left . Neither of them are still produced
in California . They have been forced to move to states that don't have
minimum safety standards for firearms production . The gun ban on Assault
Rifles isn't going to happen any time soon , but the Saturday Night Special
is soon to be on the way out . I personally will hate to see these guns go
to the wayside .
Alan Rauenhorst: Mag disassembly goes to bryco/jennings/jiminez. Dont break down a hipoint
magazine if u dont want it put back together
07wrx530: Ur slow
phil hurst: jimenez has lifetime warranty as well.....
Kevin Telford: I own the hi-point 9mm and I'm pleased with it.
r h: ive seen that jimenez somewhere.. Hmmmm let me get in my wayback machine
yes its coming to me its aaaahhhh.....LORCIN yep that's what it is an old
lorcin. they must have bought the rights to it and rebranded it hopefully
they also made it work a bit better my old lorcin 380 from the 1980s was
about 1 in 20 FTF
John Honyer: While the Jimenez looks more like a "real" pistol, most people seem to post
reviews that are more favorable towards the Hi Point in regards to
reliability and accuracy, as well as the issue of being +P rated. Either
would work in defense if properly maintained if you ask me.