Polishing feed ramp

Polishing feed ramp

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    Polishing feed ramp

    Anyone know a good/safe way to polish a feed ramp? I've read use 1500 grit and some remoil. I'm looking for some other possible ways to do it. Thx


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    Cratex.

    Its a rubber based "burr" that is impregnated with abrasive.

    It comes in 3 grades and is the best stuff on the market. It can cut faster and put a better polish on steel than anythinh else out there.

    It comes in several shapes. I find myself using the bullet nosed shape more than anything. With a Dremel, you can get a mirror finish fast.

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    That's something new ;-) thx, I'll look into that.

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    Sounds cool with the Cratex but I would recommend "not" polishing the feed ramp to a mirror finish but just a nice polish, you can over do it!

    Are you having trouble with feeding? And what gun are we talking about?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ti Carry
    Sounds cool with the Cratex but I would recommend "not" polishing the feed ramp to a mirror finish but just a nice polish, you can over do it!

    Are you having trouble with feeding? And what gun are we talking about?


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    Yes, With JHP's especially but only on the initial insert mag/pull back slide. after that, no problems. Gun is FNP-9
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    Quote Originally Posted by FNP-9er
    Yes, With JHP's especially but only on the initial insert mag/pull back slide. after that, no problems. Gun is FNP-9
    If this mag is new, this could be your problem and should work itself out.


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    Quote Originally Posted by FNP-9er
    Yes, With JHP's especially but only on the initial insert mag/pull back slide. after that, no problems. Gun is FNP-9
    Just my .02, but I've found that in the past I have tended to ease the slide back into position on the first round rather than let it slam home ... as would happen on subsequent rounds.
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    A Dremel with small felt mop wheel and some impregnated Simichrome will when applied to feedramp buff it to quite a shine. However, if no actual roughness chances are the benefit will only be very minimal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ride4TheBrand
    Just my .02, but I've found that in the past I have tended to ease the slide back into position on the first round rather than let it slam home ... as would happen on subsequent rounds.
    Here, Here! Slaming the slide closed will also beat the crap out of your extractor and you will find yourself replacing it before to long.


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    Ti - not trying to be pedantic but - if round is picked up, stripped off mag - then, extractor is ''pre-engaged'' on rim - which should be no probs. ''Sling-shotting'' the slide is a good way to ensure guaranteed battery - no different from regular cycling.

    If however a round is pre-chambered and then slide dropped hard then yeah - I'd agree about extractor - because it has to harshly encounter and go round the case. Stressing it excessively.
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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry
    Ti - not trying to be pedantic but - if round is picked up, stripped off mag - then, extractor is ''pre-engaged'' on rim - which should be no probs. ''Sling-shotting'' the slide is a good way to ensure guaranteed battery - no different from regular cycling.

    If however a round is pre-chambered and then slide dropped hard then yeah - I'd agree about extractor - because it has to harshly encounter and go round the case. Stressing it excessively.
    Exactly, I am talking chambered round slaming!


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    No sweat Ti - just checkin' .
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    This is why I dis-agree with some manufactures that advertise 6+1 or 7+1 or whatever on a semi-auto hand gun. It gives the impression that it is o.k. to load a round in the chamber and also have a full magazine loaded with 6 or 7 rounds whatever it holds and slame the slide home on a round.

    When really all they are doing is trying to advertise a better round count and gennerally this is a bad thing to do and will cause harm to your firearm eventually.


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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry
    A Dremel with small felt mop wheel and some impregnated Simichrome will when applied to feedramp buff it to quite a shine. However, if no actual roughness chances are the benefit will only be very minimal.
    Chris is right..... I also use the Simachrome after using a Dremmel, along with a ultra fine wheel/ tool on the Dremmel... Using the fine grit tools will allow you to get some of that roughness out of the ramp. Take the Barrel out and do the job........then build it up to a shine, using th epolishing compounds..
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    Thx for all your responses. I think I'll do a little polishing with 1200 grit and some remoil and call it good ;-) 1200 can't hurt anything
    and if it doesn't make a difference, no harm done.
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