You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of!    

Firearm & Gun Forum - > Handguns > Semi-Auto Handguns > 1911 Forum >

Feed ramp

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-07-2011, 04:37 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 124
Liked 6 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default Feed ramp

I think my previous post got lost, so here goes again.
I have a two year old RIA A-1. It has developed a slight hori gouge on the feed ramp. It runs FMJ's just fine, but with JHP's, I notice and feel the slight hesitation on feeding. If I half rack, JHP's will stick. I wanted to take my Dremel and try polishing it away. I remember reading about others who turned their guns into paper weights. Any ideas/cautions?

thanks ahead of time.....

rab is offline  
Reply With Quote

Join Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join Today! - Click Here

Old 10-07-2011, 05:00 AM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
MrWray's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 6,428
Liked 1041 Times on 622 Posts
Likes Given: 16


If your not a gunsmith i would advise against it bro, i know that i wouldnt try it myself. Surely a gunsmith can fix it for you cheap. I think that it will gradually get worse as you shoot it so i would get it fixed pretty quick

Semper paratus.....virtute et armis
MrWray is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2011, 07:57 AM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
danf_fl's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: LA (Lower Alabama),FL
Posts: 12,361
Liked 4871 Times on 2701 Posts
Likes Given: 2376


How did the gouge get in there?
I agree with MrWray.
Amendment II:
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

Life Member NRA
Life Member NAHC
Former President of the ECPT (Eifel Combat Pistol Team)
danf_fl is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2011, 01:35 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: gilmer,texas
Posts: 1,019
Liked 35 Times on 29 Posts


I agree with taking it to someone that knows how to do it, but if you do want to try it yourself, do not use a dremel!!

Use some fine grit emery wrapped around a pencil, or a piece of dowel rod about the size of a pencil & do it manually. Polish in the direction that the round travels. Be sure to maintain the same ramp angle. Just a few strokes will highlight the rough spot. Then, rake your finger nail across it to see if you can feel it. I have a pistol with visable scratch marks across the ramp. I took it to a LGS & let their 1911 guru check it. He couldn't feel it, even though it was easily visable & he said don't worry about it.
gollygee is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2011, 02:01 PM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 3,087
Liked 758 Times on 450 Posts
Likes Given: 477


Ditto! Agree!

PanBaccha is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Push feed vs. Controlled Feed. cpttango30 General Rifle Discussion 8 12-17-2010 05:51 AM
Polishing the feed ramp Don Davis Semi-Auto Handguns 14 06-05-2010 04:22 AM
Feed ramp jam MoHawk Gunsmithing Forum 2 03-16-2010 02:26 AM
722 Rear Sight Ramp derek280 General Rifle Discussion 2 12-24-2009 11:39 PM
Propaganda Ramp up ronl Politics, Religion and Controversy 3 04-14-2009 05:40 PM