gun snobs and people who aren't very handy will give you sh*t about it, but i think they can be alright pistols. if you got enough balls to take a dremel to it then you could make it pretty reliable... of course thats how far you could go with a dremel, it wont make the gun more accurate or sturdier, thats the job of the manufacturer. its a fact the pot metal slide wont last long with a caliber like 9mm, but it could probably stand up to .380 and .22 for a while.
i have a 2 jennings j-22s(.22lr model) and a phoenix arms .25 acp raven and they are fine little pocket pistols for the price. but both are saturday night specials. if it jams do what packa45 said, take a dremel to it. dont be afraid, it wouldn't matter too much if you break it. read my last post in my thread. http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/...d.php?t=171976
(someone bump that thread for me would ya?
look up a lot of info on the web on how to polish the rough spots out if you need to, do it the wrong way and you'll mess up the gun.