I went to the range and shot about 50 rounds of Gold Dot SD ammo 165's that about 20% of the time do not feed correct. FTF occured
after the 3rd shot - glock 23 gen 4. I examined this time closely what was going on. The round was near the bottom of the barrel feed ramp. I field stripped and examined the ramp. It had burs on the ramp from the JHP of the gold dots. I worked the slide manually of the remaining 165's and saw that they "start" low on the feed ramp and slide into the chamber. As opposed to 180 grain which are feed without much aid of the
ramp. Meaning, they are almost direct into the camber. I marked the Magazine and will go out and get a home equity loan
(about $1 a pop off the shelf) for another test round of gold dots with other mags - to make sure its not the mag. Seems a bit odd that the 165 grain would feed so low on the barrel ramp. But i don't know, its a smaller bullet. 180's almost don't need the barrel ramp - they are already
nearly lined to the chamber and near the top of the ramp.
Any Armorers in this place that can set me straight? Do 165's feed low on the barrel feed ramp normally? or is it a suspect mag? I was
wondering also if i had a bad lot of gold dots - not likely.
See photo for the ramp i am talking about...