Hollow Point feed problems with my SA 1911

Hollow Point feed problems with my SA 1911

This is a discussion on Hollow Point feed problems with my SA 1911 within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I own a Springfield Armory Champion loaded 1911 with a 4 inch barrel and I'm having problems getting hallow points to feed properly. Most of ...

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    Hollow Point feed problems with my SA 1911

    I own a Springfield Armory Champion loaded 1911 with a 4 inch barrel and I'm having problems getting hallow points to feed properly. Most of the rounds that I have tried Speer GD, and Golden Sabers both in 230 grains nose dive into the feed ramp almost every shot. J I have about 500 rounds of ball ammo though it with only 1 jam so far, so I was thinking that the feed ramp should have smoothed out by now. ust wondering if anyone has had the same experience with their 1911s and could give me some ideas on some ammo that will run through the thing.


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    No help here but my XD-40 does the same thing, maybe not as bad. I just don't use hollow points.

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    What magazines are you running? I have had the same issue using chip mccormick 8 round and springfield armory 7 round magazines.... same ammo too speer gold dot. Since then I have bought 7 round Colt magazines and had no issues so far.
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    I'm using the SA mags that came with it.

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    You may want to try another round with a different bullet profile, one with a little more radius and a smaller cavity to help with the feeding issues.

    Often times just using another brand will make a difference.
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    I had nosedive issues that were caused by my Novaks mags. Switching to Wilson 47Ds solved it.

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    Second the motion for Wilson 47D mags. Fixed feeding problems in my Springer 1911.
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    I'll add my two cents here.

    While a great amount of feed problems ARE due to crappy mags (all 12 of mine are Colt), I found it's usually the feed ramp that sucks. Unless SA is outsourcing their weapons to China, any gunsmith who has a lot of experience with the 1911 should be able to polish and adjust the ramp so your 1911 should be able to feed empty brass, mine does.

    I own a series 70 Gold Cup that was totally reworked by the late Austin Behlert and there ain't many of his skill still breathing. But I'm sure you can find someone, hopefully local, who can do the job RIGHT, and it won't require a second mortgage to pay for it.

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    I polished my ramp with a cloth dremel wheel and so fine grit compound. It now feeds flawlessly , even Hydrashock HP's. Also Wilson 47D's work well . Or you could send it back to SA , their CS is excellent.
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    Try Winchester PDX with some Wilson mags. That and a feed ramp polish should do any adjusting that needs doing.
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    Call me crazy. I have some issues with my Kimber feeding Hornady Critical defense ammo. I wondered about a tiny bit of powdered graphite LIGHTLY applied to the front of the bullets. My gun is really close to no feeding problem it's just that Horandy CD can be a little sticky. It would be only for my carry ammo not practice ammo. What does sevry body think. Is this dumb?
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    Tripp "Cobra" mags and an Ed Brown "Hardcore" slide stop will most likely fix it. If you don't have 300 rounds through it I would be cautious about adjusting the ramp but reasonable polishing will help.
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    Buy one Tripp CobraMag first. Available from Tripp Research. The CobraMag positions the top cartridge slightly higher up and at a steeper feed angle.

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    Cobramags are very nice. Had I come across them before the Wilson's, I'd likely be carrying with them. The followers are excellent.

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    Wilson Combats should fix it for you.
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