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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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    Somewhere in the air.
    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?
     

  2. Ruggles

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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?
     
  3. X-Spec

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    Maybe on alloy frames, but on steel frames I can't see it.
     
  4. 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.
     
  5. ilgunguygt

    ilgunguygt Enslaved in IL

    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.
     
  6. Jason D

    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.
     
  7. GVFlyer

    GVFlyer Senior Member

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    Somewhere in the air.
    He didn't qualify his statement, but that would make sense to me.
     
  8. mikegun

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

    ilgunguygt Enslaved in IL

    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.
     
  10. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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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.
     
  11. alwaysshootin

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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.
     
  12. ilgunguygt

    ilgunguygt Enslaved in IL

    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.
     
  13. PlasticGuy

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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.
     
  14. ArmoryDoc

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    Oh brother. :faint:
     
  15. MD357

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    This.
     
  16. MD357

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    OR you can have a gunsmith weld in and insert....
     
  17. 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.