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Old 03-02-2010, 07:24 PM   #31
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I've had a pt1911 and i use some jewlers rouge to polish my feed ramp and slide rails after that I didn't have any probs with the gun but i alway shot federal out of if and federal seemed to do very well in the gun either or fmj's or hp
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Seconded.

Wear and tear on any moving part is going to happen, but I kind of doubt it's going to happen so quick as to NOT be noticed by an active enthusiast.

I don't think you are in any danger Goju....
I didn't think so. I really like the wilson 47d's. I also have two kimber mags that seem to work pretty well.
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I didn't think so. I really like the wilson 47d's. I also have two kimber mags that seem to work pretty well.
If you shoot occassionally, like most of us, and you check your stuff when you are cleaning, the chances of a sudden, catastrophic failure are pretty small.

I think you will be A-ok. Just keep an eye on your gear and replace anything that is worn or looking like it may be getting in sad shape. The same you would do with your shoes or your gloves.
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Is your issue FTF while stripping the first round after reload?

If this is the case are you seating the rounds after loading the mag? I tap the back of the mag against my weak side palm after loading to seat the rounds flat and uniform to the mag.

Thanks for the tip Cane, works like a charm.
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Some firearms need a break-in period. I generally will run 500 rounds thru a firearm and then if there are consistent failures and if so will have a competent gunsmith evaluate the problem. Sometimes it may be the magazine, other times the ammunition or it could be that the firearm is faulty. Most major brand firearm companies will service your new purchase at no charge other than the cost to ship it to them overnight air. My Kimber custom II had failures to feed with quality reloads with the first two hundred rounds but switching to Winchester white box they ran fine. After a thousand rounds, there were no issues with the quality reloads feeding properly and still do at 20,000+ rounds. My Springfield had one failure to feed in the first 500 rounds and has yet to repeat this problem.
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Some firearms need a break-in period. I generally will run 500 rounds thru a firearm and then if there are consistent failures and if so will have a competent gunsmith evaluate the problem. .
'Gunsavy,' my advice is polish nothing. Just keep on shooting it with hardball. The more grungy the ammo the better. My experience is somewhere around bullet #1,000 you will notice that the feedramp is now polished to the precise angle needed. Try your hollowpoints then. Different people like different things. Most of my 1911s have Colt magazines. There are some convex followers in some, but that is for when I shoot the semi-wadcutter ammo (which also feeds well in the more used pistols that long ago passed 2,500 rounds).
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