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  • J-22 "Saturday Night Special" Collection

    Posted by Gwebs July 28, 2018 - Category: Learning 564 views - 0 comments - 0 likes

    A collection of J-22 

    J-22 Jennings Firearms -- Industry, CA (1978 -- 19??) 
    J-22 Jennings Firearms -- Chino, CA (19?? -- 1985) 
    J-22 Calwestco ('Jennings Only' Slide) -- Chino, CA (1985 -- 19??) 
    J-22 Calwestco ('Jennings by Calwestco' Slide) -- Chino, CA (19?? -- 19??) 
    J-22 Calwestco -- Chino, CA (Slide Safety, Black Checkered Grip) (19?? -- 19??) 
    J-22 Calwestco -- Irvine, CA (Switch Safety, Non-Checkered Grip) (?? -- 19??) 
    J-22 Calwestco - ('Calwestco Only' Slide) Irvine, CA (19?? -- 1989) 
    J-22 Bryco Arms ('Jennings by Calwestco' Slide) -- Irvine, CA (1988 -- 19??) 
    J-22-CA Bryco Arms ('Bryco Only' Slide) -- Costa Mesa, CA (Switch Safety, Non-Checkered Grip) (19?? -- 2004) 
    JA-22 Jimenez Arms - Costa Mesa, CA 
    JA-22 Jimenez Arms - Henderson, NV (20?? -- 20??) - still need this one 
    JA-22 Jimenez Arms - Las Vegas, NV (20?? -- today) 
    HP-22 Phoenix Arms - Ontario, CA 
    SP-22 Sedco Industries - Lake Elsinore, CA 

    We did some research on a fascinating part of U.S. firearms history, the small, low caliber, inexpensive pistols made by manufacturers in the Los Angeles area who were given the nickname, the "Ring of Fire" companies. 
    Raven, Jennings, Davis, AMT, Bryco, Lorcin, Phoenix, Cobra and Jimenez are linked in various complex ways to each other through family, business practice or firearm design. 

    Click Here to download (free) the research from this video: 

    We share our research on this fascinating and often overlooked aspect of firearms. 

    No matter how you feel about the guns, the people and companies who built them, the lawsuits and regulation that shaped the industry, the people who bought and use these low end guns, or any other facet of this story.. you'll find new ways to look at these cheap little guns 

    Explore the history of circumstances that created the market demand for these Saturday Night Specials (made in the US) 

    Points to remember: 

    Who Decides what has a "Sporting Use"? 

    Defending the "Saturday Night Special" is Defending the right to own a "non-sporting" firearm 

    "Ring of Fire" Saturday Night Specials 

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