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Rick Holly

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Do you polish your semi-automatics' feed ramps to prevent jams?

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I haven't yet, as I an not a gunsmith, anything I might say could potentially void a weapons warranty, something I would hate to be a party to.
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I think I will do it. I will try to show some pictures of it.
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Never have.
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Never have either. In fact this is the first time I've ever heard about doing it.
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I will try to remember to take before and after pictures when I polish the ramps on my Ruger LCP and my two Glocks.

I disassembled all three of my Ruger magazines yesterday. I noticed they all had the little plastic tip which could possibly touched the sixth cartridge in the magazine, causing to lose 3 or 4 mm of space in the magazine. I'm debating whether or not to clip off the plastic piece which runs perpendicular to the plastic base at the bottom of the magazine. Here is an example of two magazines, one magazine with the plastic piece and one magazine without the plastic piece. Happy snippings, ha.

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If I have time, I will check to see how the Glock magazines are made. Do they, too, have the excessive plastic tip protruding perpendicularly from the base? I'm also curious to see how dirty or clean the clips are from the manufacturer. They are beginning to remind me of the monolith in the movie 2001 Space Odyssey, hee hee. "I'm sorry Dave, I cannot do that!"


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Here is one example how to polish your feeding ramp.
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thanks for posting the video rick, think i will locate the polish and do both of mine... 

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UVA7, it seems a lot of guys are polishing them on YouTube. Just do a search.
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think the video was pretty clear , and now that i have the name of the polish , will order some and see how it goes....   heck, if i screw up my old 380 , it might just give me a really good reason to go get a new one....
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All my semi's get the same treatment. I take a little lapping compound (used for cutting valve seats in engine heads) and lightly go over the whole ramp area and the edge of the barrel. Then I take Never-Dul and go through several polishing steps with a dremel. When I am done that feed ramp feels like silk and I can feed any sort of ammo at all with no issues.
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All my semi's get the same treatment. I take a little lapping compound (used for cutting valve seats in engine heads) and lightly go over the whole ramp area and the edge of the barrel. Then I take Never-Dul and go through several polishing steps with a dremel. When I am done that feed ramp feels like silk and I can feed any sort of ammo at all with no issues.

Yep, I will be doing that soon, too.
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I polished three feed ramps on two Gocks and one Ruger LCP.
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Ruger LCP before and after pictures.

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Glock 1 before and after pictures

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Glock 2 before and after pictures

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