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JHP Eats Feed Ramps?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by GVFlyer, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. GVFlyer

    GVFlyer Senior Member

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    One of the gunsmiths at Nighthawk Custom told me that jacketed hollow point bullets tear up feed ramps and that after I ensure function with my preferred defense load that I should practice with ball.

    What say you?
     
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    Sounds odd but I would suspect the boys at Nighthawk know a wee bit more than me about 1911s. That being said I have never heard of this and cannot really see how it is possible. Maybe on some feed ramps and not on others?
     
  4. X-Spec

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    Maybe on alloy frames, but on steel frames I can't see it.
     
  5. El_Ron1

    El_Ron1 AAAAAAAAGHHH!!!

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    Water and wind made the Grand Canyon. Think what your poor feedramp is going to look like after billions and billions of rounds.
     
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    ilgunguygt Enslaved in IL

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    Did he mean on a lightweight with a non-steel frame perhaps? I know I have seen some gnarly feedramps come from shooting the crap out of some of those.
     
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    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    Maybe when copper and lead become harder than steel, I would believe it.
    As for aluminum framed guns, that is pretty well known.
     
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  9. GVFlyer

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    He didn't qualify his statement, but that would make sense to me.
     
  10. mikegun

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    No ammo has affected the ramps in my kimber alum frame 1911s, in a negative way
     
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    ilgunguygt Enslaved in IL

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    Many times it comes from someone who gives the feedramp a little "polish". After that it starts eating at it. I have seen many though, that exhibit wear there, no manufacturer is exempt from it, I dont believe.
     
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    First I've ever heard of it. But, the boys at NH know 1911's better than me. I doubt that I'll ever shoot enough to wear out my feed ramp. But, who can afford to shoot only JHP's? Not me.
     
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    but, the metal followers have on mine! Quick fix is the polymer followers sold most everywhere. Never heard of JHP damaging feed ramps of any gun, this would be a first for me.
     
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    ilgunguygt Enslaved in IL

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    Every time I have ever seen it occur it was on a pistol that had a huge amount of rounds through it. I dont think I have ever seen one that was shot like most are.
     
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    Aluminum framed 1911's, and especially ones that have the feed ramps polished enough to get through the anodizing can have issues. I don't care for lightweight 1911's in general, but I would insist on a barrel with an integral feed ramp if I were looking for a lightweight model.
     
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    Oh brother. :faint:
     
  18. MD357

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    This.
     
  19. MD357

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    OR you can have a gunsmith weld in and insert....
     
  20. X-Spec

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    This is one of the main reasons I like the kimber ultras with the bull barrel that has the integral steel feed ramp.