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Old 02-27-2010, 06:47 PM   #1
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Well bought my first 1911 I have only shot about 100 rounds through it but notice hps don't feed well and thats just chambering a round. I have been reading all day about this and now know it not just or the type I bought (Taurus) I'm considering polishing the feed ramp fmjs feed great as well as corbon pwr ball but I don't want to tied to one type of ammo. And are fmjs really that bad . Any sugg thanks

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Old 02-27-2010, 06:56 PM   #2
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honestly you don't need hollow points in a .45. I run fmj through mine. You don't need expansion with a bullit that size like you do with other smaller calibers.

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Have you tried more than one type of HP ammo? I have a few different 1911's around here and some like one brand more than another. My Taurus does not like Cor Bon ammo at all while my Springfield loves it. My Para LTC is not a fan of Hydro Shok ammo. Some weapons just seem to like one type over another.

Polishing the feed ramp helps a lot of the time (I've done it to most mine) but I always like to get a few different types of ammo to see how it will like brand X over brand Y

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Also be carefull when polishing the ramp. Don't take off material, change the angle of the ramp, or round off the top of the ramp. This could be hazardous to you health.

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Try different magazines. My 1911 will feed anything now that I bought some quality mags.

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Also be carefull when polishing the ramp. Don't take off material, change the angle of the ramp, or round off the top of the ramp. This could be hazardous to you health.
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I used a jewelers rouge on a soft cloth and wrapped it around a pencil. That way I could rub in the direction the round travels. I hear of people using a Dremel or the like and I wont say that's bad. But you have to be pretty careful when doing things like that.

Oh..and the mag post is a good idea. Some have had troubles with the mags that come with a PT1911
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I hear of people using a Dremel or the like and I wont say that's bad. But you have to be pretty careful when doing things like that.
A Dremel tool around ANY firearm is a BAD IDEA unless you are a qualified gunsmith. You risk damage to your firearm and, more importantly, damage to YOURSELF or others around you!
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If your 1911 isn't feeding hollowpoints then the first thing to try is a couple of new magazines, from different makers, BEFORE you do ANY modifications to the weapon.

I have yet to see a 1911, even a "interwebz diagnosed problematic" Taurus ( I don't believe that title ), that can't feed multiple ammo types and makes without issue. Now, occassionally you might get a bad factory mag, or a mag that does not give you the angle you need to slide up the ramp and into the chamber.

The first step is to try a couple of easy fixes, like different ammo and different magazines even before you take it to a gunsmith who can diagnose what might, or might not, be wrong with your new weapon.

Best of luck, but personally I would try a couple of new Wilson 47D's, Chip McCormick's, Tripps or other quality aftermarket magazines before you go attacking the feed ramp.

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Welcome to the FTF community. Different mags and a little discreet polishing of the feedramp will work wonders. Just remember, it's called polishing the feedramp for a reason. Fine rubbing compound and a cloth will do it. Do not go near the pistol with a power tool or file or even emory cloth.

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I wouldnt dare try it myself I know my mechanical limits

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