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Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by bridgeswryan, Oct 16, 2011.
Looking for some feedback on the pros and cons of feed ramp polishing.
I would say it can't hurt as long as you use a mild polishing grit and
be careful to not remove any metal.
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
More just tuning for the production class of ipsc and USPSA.
I just use a buffing wheel on my dremel....no 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.
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...
if it ain't broke don't fix it
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.