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What causes FTF's?

Discussion in 'The 21 Club' started by vaquero aleman, May 4, 2012.

  1. vaquero aleman

    vaquero aleman "ah-lay-mahn"

    Jan 9, 2009
    The Wild Wild West
    I have a G21 and when it is stock and loaded with 230gr ball, it shoots perfectly. But when I shoot 45 Super or .460 Rowland I get FTF's. It seems to be that the nose of the Gold Dot Hollow Point bullet gets hung on the feed ramp.

    I have started to suspect that the slide is moving too fast for the magazine. That the magazine does not push the next round up hard or fast enough to keep up with the slide velocity.

    I just can't afford to shoot the amount of ammo that I would need to figure this out. It's apx. $1 per round. Any ideas?
    Last edited: May 4, 2012
  2. ArmyDoc


    May 16, 2011

  3. lethal tupperwa

    lethal tupperwa

    Aug 20, 2002
    Is the shell being extracted catching the nose of the next round?

    It may just be the shape of the bullet.
  4. timing is everything...or at least a lot...if the slide is too fast, if the magazine spring can't keep up, if the magazine spring is too powerful and the cartridge arrives early, if the shape of the bullet causes issue with loading...I hope you can get your issues worked out...good luck