JA Industries, previously Jimenez Arms, is an American firearms producer based mostly in Henderson, Nevada.
Bryco’s former manufacturing facility foreman, Paul Jimenez, purchased the bankrupt Bryco Arms for $510,000 in August 2004, and renamed the corporate Jimenez Arms. Operations resumed in Costa Mesa, California. Jimenez Arms later ceased California operations and on August 30, 2006, a license was granted for Jimenez Arms to start operation in Henderson, Nevada, and manufacturing resumed there.
Bryco Arms declared chapter in 2003 because of dropping a lawsuit filed in Oakland, California and which resulted in a jury award of a report $24 million judgment towards Bryco Arms. The lawsuit stemmed from an harm to a then 7-year-old boy named Brandon Maxfield acquired from a 20-year-old household pal who was making an attempt to unload the 380 ACP model of the Bryco Arms Model 38. The pistol discharged whereas the 20-year-old was making an attempt to clear the chamber, the gun inadvertently pointed at Maxfield. The discharge paralyzed Brandon Maxfield from the neck down. The plaintiffs satisfied the court docket that because of a design defect, the gun had a cartridge feed drawback, made evident when the security was on and the consumer pulled again the slide to examine the chamber or load a cartridge into the chamber. Rather than re-design the gun to right the jamming drawback, the instruction guide for the weapon was modified to require that the security be positioned within the fireplace place when checking the chamber or chambering a cartridge, which hid the issue from the consumer.
Bryco Arms was one in all a number of producers of so-called Saturday night time particular firearms based mostly within the Los Angeles, California neighborhood, descended from George Jennings’ Raven Arms. It produced firearms variously branded as Jennings Firearms at its Irvine, California facility, in addition to below the model title of Bryco Arms at its former Carson City, Nevada facility, and at its Costa Mesa, California facility.
Bryco Arms was the successor firm to Jennings Firearms, a U.S. firearm manufacturing firm, based mostly at numerous occasions in Carson City, Nevada, Irvine, California, and Costa Mesa, California. The firm’s most well-known product, together with the Jennings J-22, was the Bryco Arms Model 38 semi-automatic pistol, out there in each 32 ACP and 380 ACP calibers (also called the P-38). As with Jennings, the corporate was owned by Bruce Jennings.
Jennings Firearms was based in 1978 by Bruce Jennings, the son of Raven Arms founder George Jennings. After declaring chapter, the corporate was renamed Bryco Arms, however the Jennings title was retained for a few years even whereas Bryco Arms used its personal model title for firearms.
Jimenez Arms filed for Chapter 7 chapter in February 2020. Its property have been transferred to a brand new firm, JA Industries, which resumed operations.
All firearms manufactured by JA Industries are constructed of injection-molded Zamak, a zinc alloy.
Under its Bryco title, the corporate was described by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms as one of many cheap firearm producers often called the “Ring of Fire” corporations.
The firm was began in August 2004 utilizing the molds and equipment from bankrupt Bryco Arms and made six fashions of firearm.