|Variants||.25 ACP caliber (J-25)|
|Weight||12 Ounce |
|Barrel length||2.5 in (63.5 mm)|
|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) aluminum alloy slide and frame. The latter models by Bryco were made of Zamak.
The pistol is blowback operated and striker fired. It came with a six-round magazine. A 2001 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives publication warned that the pistol is "extremely dangerous" when dropped, with the "potential for serious injury", due to an insufficient gap between the trigger bar and the sear.
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.
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