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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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Ti Carry said:
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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FNP-9er said:
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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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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Ride4TheBrand said:
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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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' :wink:.
 

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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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P95Carry said:
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..
NOTE: Patience Patience Patience is the best tool.. :biggrin2:
 

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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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FNP-9er,

Good thinking, sir. "Remove no metal before it's time."
I have seen more butchered feed ramps than I care to remember. :wink:
 

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Ti Carry said:
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.
I'm afraid I'm having trouble understanding. Are you talking about manually placing a single round in the chamber, through the ejection port, then releasing the slide (on the chambered round), then inserting the magazine? Does anyone actually do this?

With guns that I keep with a round chambered, I always insert the mag, rack the slide to chamber the top round, then remove and top off the magazine, and re-insert it. I assumed everyone did it this way, what cause would anyone have to ever release the slide on top of a chambered round?
 

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cls - yes there are folks who do that!

Why is maybe harder to see unless they think they are being ''gentler'' on the gun. I have heard that said. I think we all here follow what we might justifiably call ''std practice'' :smilez:
 

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:buttkick: Why on gods green earth would anyone do it like that :confused: .
Ignorance. Not the malicious kind, just the "I really didn't know" kind. A friend once loaded a round that way in my Commander. I politely corrected him because he really didn't know. Personally I have no problems loading guns with external extractors this way. Internal extractors aren't so forgiving.
 
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