Colt Defender / Aluminum Frame Info (what ammo?)

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    Your one FTF probably had nothing to do with your feed ramp.

    If you had a feed ramp problem - you would have a ton more failures to feed.

    Initially some extractors are a bit too tight with edges that are a bit too sharp.
    You just need to shoot it a bit more and break in that extractor.

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    Get a highly-magnified look at your ramp. Just because it doesn't shine does NOT mean the surface is rough. It may simply mean that the relatively fresh annodizing doesn't reflect light very well. It may be as smooth & slick as you can ask or need. "Big mouth" bullets are not going to (well, shouldn't) groove the ramp in any particular fashion. First, run more ammo. Second, find a 'Smith who knows the 1911 like a Bo-Weevil knows cotton. You'll both be happy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghost tracker View Post
    Get a highly-magnified look at your ramp. Just because it doesn't shine does NOT mean the surface is rough. It may simply mean that the relatively fresh annodizing doesn't reflect light very well. It may be as smooth & slick as you can ask or need. "Big mouth" bullets are not going to (well, shouldn't) groove the ramp in any particular fashion. First, run more ammo. Second, find a 'Smith who knows the 1911 like a Bo-Weevil knows cotton. You'll both be happy!
    The defender is all custom and was recoated in sniper grey CEREKOTE. The ramp was not polished because the gunsmith felt that it could do more harm then good and if it ever NEEDS to be done in the future. The barrel is throated and crowned plated in nickle Teflon.

    It feeds ball all day long. I have only ever shot 25 hollow points thru it in it's life with the one FTF The gunsmith recommended I try golden saber. I was curious about the Corbon powerball but dont like less then the 230gr but I guess I would consider it if recommended.

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    Any other ammo suggestions?

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