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Anyone try to cycle hulls through their 1911?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by glock2740, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    I have a several that will feed 50%. Mostly alloy frames. Since those are my CC 1911's. Question #1...does it hurt/damage the feed ramp? #2...Does it help to polish the hell out of the feed ramp to make the gun feed hulls?
     
  2. glock360

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    No idea, I’ve never had a reason to try it.

    Why do you want to feed empty cases, for drill purposes?
     


  3. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    If your gun will feed empties, it'll feed anything.
     
  4. MD357

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    Nope, it means nothing either way by my experiences.
     
  5. Rinspeed

    Rinspeed JAFO

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    I always thought is was a goofy practice to say the least.
     
  6. paul45

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    A foolish internet tale. It means nothing.
     
  7. tjpet

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    Yup, I've read the same thing many times over the years. The only two of my seven 1911s that'll do it: Les Baer Premier II, Taurus PT 1911.
     
  8. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    The bottom line is that if your gun will cycle empties, I doubt it will ever fail to cycle a live round of any kind.
     
  9. MD357

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    Just be careful of this philosophy for carry or relaying it to others. I've seen proof otherwise. Mostly, with JHPs but nonetheless, it proved nothing. One should shoot several rounds of what they intend to carry as a surefire way of determining reliability.
     
  10. jhooten

    jhooten NRA Life Member

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    Had a customer's box stock Charles Daly feed a full mag of empties several times the other day when the dummy rounds went missing.
     
  11. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Probably so, but it just seems that if a gun would run empties, it would feed anything :dunno:It's just a thought I had after seeing some video on you tube.
     
  12. El_Ron1

    El_Ron1 AAAAAAAAGHHH!!!

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    Seems like makin' VROOM ROOM! noises on a bicycle to me.
     
  13. BOGE

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  14. RMTactical

    RMTactical www.AR15pro.net CLM

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    What's wrong with that? I used to do that all the time when I was little. :supergrin:
     
  15. farscott

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    My experience has been that if a 1911 will feed empty cases, you now know it will feed empty cases. However, it does not tell you how it will feed any loaded round. I have seen a gun that would cycle empties just fine choke with the first two rounds of the old Speer "flying ashtray".
     
  16. HAIL CAESAR

    HAIL CAESAR Senior Member

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    Well, you fella's have it pretty well covered.:wavey:
     
  17. craig_o

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  18. SouthpawShootr

    SouthpawShootr NRA Life Member

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    There was somebody over at one of the 1911 boards who was propagating the myth that this actually means something. One guy tried it with a Kimber CDP and ended up with having the edges of the brass cut into his feed ramp. The OP got a tongue lashing over it.
     
  19. 1time

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    I have a Norinco and an older SA Loaded. Neither will feed a whole mag of any type of ammo I can find. They both feed empties just find. If I could get them to shoot empties I would be on top of the world, imagine the savings. Instead I have two paper weights.
     
  20. ancient_serpent

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    The frontal profile of an empty case is markedly different than any bullet profile that I'm aware of. How could anyone reach the conclusion that feeding "empties" means it will feed any cartridge?