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While my Dad and I were at the range tearing up targets with my XD. He also brought a Jennings model nine. the pistol shot fine for the first 40 rounds or so, then a couple of FTE and then the red firing pin indicator came out the back about 3 times farther than normal and stayed there. Anyone have this pistol and had similar problem? Anyone have an idea what went wrong? If so is it a gunsmith fix or something I can do? we are thinking firing pin spring maybe or the pin itself??Any help is greatly appreciated.







 

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While my Dad and I were at the range tearing up targets with my XD. He also brought a Jennings model nine. the pistol shot fine for the first 40 rounds or so, then a couple of FTE and then the red firing pin indicator came out the back about 3 times farther than normal and stayed there. Anyone have this pistol and had similar problem? Anyone have an idea what went wrong? If so is it a gunsmith fix or something I can do? we are thinking firing pin spring maybe or the pin itself??Any help is greatly appreciated.

Isn't that normal behavior for a Jennings?
 

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Jennings are dangerous. I wouldn't use one as a paperweight. The only good thing about them is you have a better chance of survival when some mugger or gang-banger tries to shoot you with one. It has a high probability that it won’t fire and you can defend yourself accordingly.
 

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Take Jennings outside, unloaded of course.


Run over several times with large truck.

Throw remnants away.

I'm sorry but FTF, FTE, Failure to Functions are commonplace with cheap pieces of crap like this. Why does anyone buy this stuff?? Bryco, Jennings.......
 

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so i guess the general concensus is... THAT IT IS FIXED!! LOL!
 

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Do yourself a favor and sell this POS at the pawn shop. Lorcin/Jennings/Bryco are all garbage at best and downright dangerous at worst.

-James
 

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can't sell it... not mine! i told him sell it the minute he told me he bought it. My uncle told him it was good gun and he believed his brother and is now learning a hard lesson about getting what you pay for. I was just trying to find out if anyone knew what happened and if it was easy fix so he can try to get rid of it and get something out of it, instead of getting screwed twice.
 

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Why not just Take a BFH <- big fuggen hammer . And pound that thing right back where it came out from . That would teach it not to pop out of there again
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If so is it a gunsmith fix or something I can do?
You may as well buy another one because the cost of a gunsmith to fix it will probably equal the price of a new one.

Gunsmith fee = $80

New Jennings = $80

Get a Hi-Point C-9 instead, mine was cheap ("value priced") and I actually like it.

 

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Gun was fixed by replacing a spring then it worked fine and was sold. My dad now has a real pistol a XD9 service.
 

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Just wondering how much it sold for?
and did the buyer look like this?
:mrgreen:
 

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From a Jennings to an XD9? That's the difference between Packaged Cheese and Crackers 2 years past their Expiration Date and a BBQ Brisket Sandwich with Hot Sauce, Cole Slaw, Potato Salad, a Beer and Apple Pie A La Mode for Dessert! (Man I'm Hongry!) :twisted:
 

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Yeah the guy kinda did look like that. He also asked if Dad wanted to trade it for his Hi Point. Dad said no and bought an XD.

Posted: Fri May 13, 2005 5:59 pm Post subject:

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From a Jennings to an XD9? That's the difference between Packaged Cheese and Crackers 2 years past their Expiration Date and a BBQ Brisket Sandwich with Hot Sauce, Cole Slaw, Potato Salad, a Beer and Apple Pie A La Mode for Dessert! (Man I'm Hongry!)
Not a bad upgrade at all is it?
 

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My bro - in - law has a Jennings 9. Poor guy. He got mad when he brought it home because he couldn't find a Hogue grip for it. (sigh) You just can't polish a turd.
 

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I have a Jennings 380..... but of course its retired.... I heard a story of some young kid owning one and it blew up on him and now he pretty much owns Jennings/Bryco LoL .... I was just wondering though do you all think it would be possible to polish that pistol like you do an XD barrel???
 

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You would probably polish right thru the thin metal they use! Glad my Dad no longer has that peice o **** anywhere near his gun safe or house for that matter. Now has a nice XD9 Service. And guess what guys....he is already talking about getting a tactical in 45gap and he has only had his XD for around 10 days now. XD addiction gotta love it! :D
 

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honestly my Jennings wasent all that bad sure it had its jams and all but if i put hollow points through it or fmj it would work flawlessly the only time it really jammed was when i tried to use federal...
 
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