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bridgeswryan 10-16-2011 09:02 PM

Feed Ramp Polishing +/-
Looking for some feedback on the pros and cons of feed ramp polishing.

trex1310 10-17-2011 01:24 AM

I would say it can't hurt as long as you use a mild polishing grit and
be careful to not remove any metal.

danf_fl 10-17-2011 08:16 AM

As trex sez, be careful.

You can easily remove metal, but it is difficult to put back on.

Now, are you having feed problems or is this just something you want to do? Some things are better left alone is there is not problem

bridgeswryan 10-17-2011 08:17 AM

More just tuning for the production class of ipsc and USPSA.

fmj 10-17-2011 11:24 AM

I just use a buffing wheel on my grit or polishing compounds.

I only did that tho because my 1911 was having a feed issue. Douched out and oiled the mag, polished the feed ramp and she eats everything just fine.

JonM 10-17-2011 01:20 PM

If your not having an issue dont do it.

What happens if your gun is running fine you decide to make the feed ramp pretty and spend hours doing it. Then you start having feed issues.

You start with a reliable gun with a ugly ramp then end up with a pretty ramp and a jamomatic...

hiwall 10-17-2011 01:29 PM

if it ain't broke don't fix it

bountyhunter 10-17-2011 06:28 PM


Originally Posted by bridgeswryan (Post 602910)
Looking for some feedback on the pros and cons of feed ramp polishing.

It is necessary in specific cases of feed problems, but in most cases it's done for looks.

Don't use Dremel, it's too easy to screw things up. If you use 600# paper and oil wrapped around the smooth end of a drill bit, it's OK.

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