Jesse James Firearms Wants Our Advice???

Jesse James Firearms Engraving
Jesse James Firearms Engraving
The Firearm Report
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Texas –-( Yup you heard that right – after giving our light hearted honest opinion of the unveiling last month – Jesse James and JJFU wants OUR advice..?

At least I think that’s what he wants based on this email that he sent us: (see below)

Since Jesse has not taken us up yet on our offering of a good time to chat – we decided just to post our ideas on here.  It seems as though he is reading our website, (Hi Jesse!)

  • Reprice your 1911 – So you dropped the price of your 1911 about $400 since the last time you and I spoke in person – you are on the right track however $3100 for an STI with your “logo” on it is still overpriced.  STI makes plenty of 1911s all of which are under $2,000 – what makes yours so special that its worth an extra $1100+?  If you really want to sell guns – shoot for the $2500 price range – you may be able to convince people to buy one at this price.
  • Rethink that ugly 1911 frame – Sure it looks sort of cool however have you tried fitting that in a standard 1911 kydex holster?  It won’t fit.  You took a standard design with TONS of holster options and made some extended frame that serves no purpose but adding weight.  Now that design doesn’t fit in any standard 1911 kydex holsters.  Ditch the extended frame – it does nothing and hinders holster options.
  • Final Note on 1911s – Consider doing more design / innovation. The people who command $3000+ for a 1911 tend to have a few traits: either they have been in the business for years and have earned their stripes (Ted Yost), they have proven their guns are elite for certain kinds of competition (Joe Chambers – Bullseye or Shay Akai – USPSA), or they really push the envelope in terms of innovation and quality (SVI). A factory-built STI with some signature grips doesn’t foot the bill.
  • AR-15 Crazy Pricing – We can find one AR-15 builder who charges $3K+ for a rifle, and that’s the Godfather, John Paul from JP rifles. His ARs are 100% made in-house and feature the most innovative features in the industry. Are your ARs as good as his? If they are, great, but people will want you to prove it. And my guess is if you put them side by side, your gun with it’s Wilson/FN Barrel and Geissele trigger won’t out-shoot his Supermatch 416R air-gauged, button-rifled, cryogenically treated barrel and his proprietary trigger system. But you know, good luck. We thought your lower looked cool as hell, and so did your hand guard, but cool lowers and hand guards aren’t exactly rare these days. Neither is Magpul furniture. Your stainless steel mags are intriguing, as is your suppressor, but ultimately their utility will come down to how they compare in terms of price and performance to the competition. Can your mags outperform a $12 Pmag?
Jesse James Firearms Wants Our Advice email
Jesse James Firearms Wants Our Advice email

If you want to talk some more about our ideas JJ feel free to reach out – you know how to find us!

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  • 19 thoughts on “Jesse James Firearms Wants Our Advice???

    1. Is this the same adulterous thug that cheated on Sandra Bullock and built ugly choppers? If so, I wouldn’t buy a gun from him no matter how good the price was or quality of the build. Therre are many men of integrity and character that are more deserving of my hard earned cash.

    2. Anything priced over a Colt is too much money for too little return. The name Jesse James is not one I want to be associated with, certainly not spend good money on.

    3. I saw his prices and they’re completely ridiculous. A name or logo adds no value to me, nor does it make the gun more accurate or reliable. All that fancy extra mill work is out of touch with the common, Second Amendment loving, American. He can keep that BS. And, yeah, he should stay away from FN. He would just screw up an awesome pistol.

    4. The price of a product is what ever the market will bare.If people pay that they must think its a good price,that is good for him.

    5. Money ain’t everything but too much of it sure keeps a guy from owning some stuff. As far as whos name is on my gun… I’d rather have my name on my gun. Cost less to put it there looks just as cool to me and I can spend the difference on some fine gun gear. Come on JJ, do business or start making bar-b-q grills.

    6. Jesse James appeared on that ridiculous show “Sons of Guns” once and, now, he is a firearms expert. Shoulda stuck to bikes.

    7. He needs to grab that guy from red jacket to head this project..
      That dude they ran off.. I would also lower your prices.. We are not some stupid bikers trying to spend a lot of money to look cool.. We’re just some average guys that know quality firearms.. Go try to make your millions somewhere else..
      Maybe you could make a line of custom steel yard ornaments!! You could even brag about how you made them by hand.. Lol

    8. He’s just trying to find another way to RIP OFF AMERICANS PERIOD. I’ll stick to the companies that know how to and have been doing it longer!

    9. I have one of his bikes but would not buy one of the guns for that much sorry bro the only way I am paying 4000 forva 1911 is if you make the gun not build it from sti parts. I am also a gun smith I went to school to learn how to fit and finsh a 1911 . You can build a bad ass bike and no one should take that away from you . But that dont mean you can build a gun lets see some testing lets see the ar how it hits at 500 yards I use kreger barrels what are you using are you cuttihg your own chambors do you know how to head space a gun shows us how your guns stack up brother

    10. These comments and article are making me angry. Jesse James is putting real innovation in a community where everyone thinks a trigger group or new mussel break is innovative. Does anyone on here know what Damascus Steel is? What the 1911 frame is made of. I’m surprised it’s as cheap a it is. He HAND FORGES them! He builder his guns from literal scratch and you feel it’s too expensive because the generic, stamped out gun being sold are cheaper. Come on guys.

    11. James is a man blessed with talented hands, make no mistake about it.
      That does not mean that everything he touches turns to gold. Far from it.
      Firearms are not motorcycles, nor are they hot rods.
      Get it?

    12. Hand forging Damascus steel from the best steel and making his guns all by hand deserves some recognition.
      Hate speech is uncalled for!

    13. All you guys talking smack. Can you guys make or build anything like this man can. Ok that’s what I thought. Bunch of pussy asses. Keep playing with bb guns lmfao.

    14. I would like to say that I look up to Jesse as a welder/fab/machinist. Not some Hollywood star. And the hours of work put into some of these guns are not cheap. I would love to own a custom gun made by him! All the good shit in life is not cheap! I would like to see you trick out the old war horse of a rifle AK-47. They are starting to be the new AR. I need a Jesse James War Horse AK!

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