Is a Cobra .32 Cal Slide Compatible With a Bryco .32 Cal Slide

Is this slide going to work on my Bryco Jennings 38-32 (eBay buyer)

Respectfully candb4248,

Your Bryco is either a .32 ACP or .380 ACP it can not be both.

I do have a Bryco 38 (380 acp) slide in stock that we can discuss after the determination of the caliber of your gun.

As an indirect answer please note below “Cobra Firearms was distantly related to the “Ring of Fire.”

I will advocate you pose the question to a gunsmith before we move forward with this transaction.

Many of the “Ring of Fire” parts were interchangeable between manufacturers i.e. firing pins.

Why this is important:

“Ring of Fire” is a term used to describe a group of gun manufacturers in the United States that were associated with producing inexpensive handguns. 

These manufacturers were primarily based in southern California and were known for producing a variety of low-cost firearms, particularly small-caliber semi-automatic pistols.

Some of the well-known gun manufacturers associated with the “Ring of Fire” include:

  • Jimenez Arms
  • Raven Arms
  • Lorcin Engineering Company
  • Davis Industries
  • Bryco Arms
  • Phoenix Arms
  • Jennings Firearms

It is essential to note that the reputation of these manufacturers was not always positive, as their firearms were often considered to have low quality and safety issues. 

Many of these companies faced legal challenges and scrutiny from authorities due to their products being linked to crimes and accidents.

Cobra Firearms is a well-known American firearms manufacturer that has been producing a variety of handguns since the 1970s. They are based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Cobra Firearms gained popularity for their compact and affordable firearms, often used for personal protection and concealed carry purposes.


Their product line includes a range of small-caliber handguns, such as derringers and semi-automatic pistols. Derringers are pocket-sized, two-shot pistols, while their semi-automatic pistols come in various calibers, including .22LR, .380 ACP, and 9mm.

Also known as Cobra Arms and officially as Cobra Enterprises of Utah, Inc. was an American firearms manufacturer based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Cobra Firearms was distantly related to the “Ring of Fire” companies of inexpensive firearms makers and may have been a reincarnation of Raven Arms and possibly Davis Industries.

Cobra Arms produced inexpensive handguns. Many firearms manufactured by Cobra Arms were constructed of injection-molded Zamak, a zinc alloy.


Cobra Enterprises of Utah, Inc. filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on February 24, 2020.

Derringer production was taken over by Bearman Industries.

The “Ring of Fire was a family affair attested to .

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
JA Industries

Type Private
Industry Firearms
Founded 1978; 45 years ago as Jennings Firearms
Founder Bruce Jennings
Headquarters Henderson, Nevada, U.S.
Area served United States
Key people Paul Jimenez
Products Handguns
JA Industries is an American firearms manufacturer based in Henderson, Nevada.

The company’s origins trace to 1978, with the formation of Jennings Firearms. This company eventually filed bankruptcy and subsequently reorganized as Bryco Arms.

Bryco filed bankruptcy in 2003 and was subsequently purchased by Paul Jimenez, who established Jimenez Arms in August 2004.

Jimenez Arms filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in February 2020, after which its assets were transferred to a new company (also owned by Jimenez), JA Industries, which resumed operations.

All firearms manufactured by JA Industries are constructed of injection-molded Zamak, a zinc alloy.

Jennings Firearms

A Jennings J-22 pistol in .22LR caliber.

Jennings Firearms was founded in 1978 by Bruce Jennings, the son of Raven Arms founder George Jennings.

After declaring bankruptcy, the company was renamed Bryco Arms, but the Jennings name was retained for many years even though Bryco Arms used its own brand name for firearms.

Bryco Arms

Bryco Arms was the successor company to Jennings Firearms, a U.S. firearm manufacturing company, based at various times in Carson City, Nevada, Irvine, California, and Costa Mesa, California.

The company’s most famous product, along with the Jennings J-22, was the Bryco Arms Model 38 semi-automatic pistol, available in both 32 ACP and 380 ACP calibers (also known as the P-38).

As with Jennings, the company was owned by Bruce Jennings.

Bryco Arms was one of several manufacturers of so-called Saturday night special firearms based in the Los Angeles, California vicinity, descended from George Jennings’ Raven Arms.

As such, the company was named by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms as one of the inexpensive firearm manufacturers known as the “Ring of Fire” companies.

Bryco produced firearms variously branded as Jennings Firearms at its Irvine, California facility, as well as under the brand name of Bryco Arms at its former Carson City, Nevada facility, and at its Costa Mesa, California facility.

Bryco Arms declared bankruptcy in 2003 as a result of losing a lawsuit filed in Oakland, California and which resulted in a jury award of a record $24 million judgment against Bryco Arms.

The lawsuit stemmed from an injury to a then 7-year-old boy named Brandon Maxfield received from a 20-year-old family friend who was attempting to unload the 380 ACP version of the Bryco Arms Model 38.

The pistol discharged while the 20-year-old was attempting to clear the chamber, the gun inadvertently pointed at Maxfield.

The discharge paralyzed Brandon Maxfield from the neck down.

The plaintiffs convinced the court that due to a design defect, the gun had a cartridge feed problem, made evident when the safety was on and the user pulled back the slide to check the chamber or load a cartridge into the chamber.

Rather than re-design the gun to correct the jamming problem, the instruction manual for the weapon was changed to require that the safety be placed in the fire position when checking the chamber or chambering a cartridge, which hid the problem from the user.

Jimenez Arms

Bryco’s former factory foreman, Paul Jimenez, bought the bankrupt Bryco Arms for $510,000 in August 2004 and renamed the company 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 commence operation in Henderson, Nevada, and production resumed there.

Jimenez Arms declared bankruptcy amid legal issues for its business dealings with an individual later convicted of trafficking firearms.

JA Industries

In 2020 Jimenez resumed production in Henderson, Nevada under his new company name.

In 2021, he came under scrutiny from the ATF due to the connections between Jimenez Arms and JA Industries.


Kansas City, Missouri, sued the company in 2020 for alleged trafficking. The company filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in February 2020.


Jimenez Arms JA-22 (.22 LR), formerly the Jennings Model J-22
Jimenez Arms JA-25 (.25 ACP), formerly the Jennings Model J-25 Auto
Jimenez Arms JA-32 (.32 ACP), based on the JA-380 design
Jimenez Arms JA-380 (.380 ACP), formerly the Bryco Model 38
Jimenez Arms LC380 (.380 ACP), based on the JA-Nine design
Jimenez Arms JA-Nine (9×19mm), also known as the JA-9


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