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Model JA-380
Jimenez Pistol JA-380 .380 Auto Variant-1
Scale To:
Gun Dimensions Width:0.96-in
Length:5.3-in Height:3.75-in
Barrel:2.75-in Weight:19-oz
1 Variant
Gun Rankings
  • Power Factor (90 grain bullet)83790
  • Recoil Factor (90 grain bullet)2.65 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity7 rounds
  • ConcealabilityGood
  • Defense Factor57%
Gun Specifications
Produced:2004 - 2020
Caliber:.380 Auto
Action:blowback operated semi-auto
Trigger:single-action (SA)
Safety:frame mounted thumb safety
Frame:zinc alloy
Grip:black plastic
Notes:matte black finish
Jimenez Arms
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Gun Value
MSRP:$159.00Used Est:$115.00
Last Update:1/16/2023
About the Gun

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Cartridge Specifications
Cartridge: .380 Automatic
Alias: 9mm Browning Short
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Ballistics for This Gun
Selected Bullet Mass:90 grains
MV:931 ft/sec ME:173 ft-lbs
About the Cartridge

Designed by John Browning and introduced by Fabrique Nationale of Belgium, this cartridge has achieved world-wide acceptance and has even been adopted as the standard pistol cartridge by several governments. One reason for the round's success is that it is the largest practical cartridge that can be easily adapted to small automatic pocket pistols. Ballistics fall far short of even the 9mm Luger, but still prove adequate for most self-defense situations. The round has established quite a niche position in this role, often being chosen over more traditional small calibers such as the .25 and .32 Autos.

User Rating
4 User Ratings
6 User Comments
User Comments

3 of 5 Stars
Great $39 Acquisition
By JediSayia on 27 May 2024
After some cleaning, some TLC & CLP. it's a fun range plinker. Once more I have the original 'Jennings' in chrome as well as the nickle... same story... pretty snappy, no accuracy beyond 5 yards.

3 of 5 Stars
$39 Auction Acquisition
By JediSayia on 01 Sep 2023
There were mixed review about this fire arm online including here, but my father seeding in me a GREAT love of a bargain. Before I had a chance to field strip and CLP, I took it to the range. Obviously from storage to range, I was surprised how well it ran. There were hic-ups, but it ran and it ran well. It ran so well I sprang for another box of ammo (at range prices). I have since cleaned this little gem up with TLC & CLP... I would have paid 3X the amount for how it looks now. I actually have the Bryco branded 380, with the all body finish like the barrel show here. I wish there were photo uploads here. Anyway GREAT FIND!

4 of 5 Stars
By Bongo on 09 Sep 2020
Great little pocket pistol. First thing I did was clean up the feed ramp. I have shot over 200 times and yet to have a miss fire. That's with fmj and Hornady hollow points.

4 of 5 Stars
By Bongo on 10 Aug 2020
Over 500 rounds and its worked and performed great. Just remember use fmj ammunition. For the price a great little pocket pistol. I also have a JA 9 that I polished the feed ramp. It will fire any ammo you choose to use.

4 of 5 Stars
By Twitch on 27 Jun 2020
Love it perfect carry pistol

1 of 5 Stars
By tmedlin on 28 Jun 2018
Don't buy it. Not worth the small cost. I bought it for a truck gun, I still regret it. I wouldn't trust this for anything.