Jennings J-22

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Jennings J-22
Type blowback semi-automatic
Production history
Designed 1980s
Manufacturer Jimenez Arms
Variants .25 ACP caliber (J-25)
Weight 12 Ounce [1]
Length 4.9375[1]
Barrel length 2.5 in (63.5 mm)[1]

Caliber .22 LR[1]
Feed system 6 round single stack magazine

The Jennings J-22 was produced by the Jennings corporation in California in the 1980s and 1990s. It was an inexpensive .22 LR caliber (J-22) and .25 ACP caliber (J-25)[2] aluminum alloy slide and frame. The latter models by Bryco were made of Zamak.[3]

The pistol is blowback operated and striker fired.[4] It came with a six round magazine.[5]

Bryco Arms, Jennings' parent company, declared bankruptcy in 2003, and was subsequently purchased by the company's former foreman Paul Jimenez. After renaming the company Jimenez Arms, the J-22 and J-25 were rechristened as the JA-22 and JA-25 respectively.


  1. ^ a b c d Phillip Peterson (2011). Gun Digest Book of Modern Gun Values. p. 175. ISBN 1440218315. 
  2. ^ C. R. Jahn (2012). FTW Self Defense. iUniverse. pp. 210–211. ISBN 1469732556. 
  3. ^ "Bryco Arms". Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  4. ^ Harold Murtz (2005). The Gun Digest Book of Exploded Gun Drawings: 975 Isometric Views. Gun Digest Books. p. 228. ISBN 0896891410. 
  5. ^ Terence McLeod (2001). Concealable Pocket Pistols: How To Choose And Use Small-Caliber Handguns. Paladin Press. p. 21. ISBN 1581602790. 

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