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Ermac
03-23-2011, 17:35
Is this proven to actually do anything?

Quack
03-23-2011, 17:40
Is this proven to actually do anything?

it has if there are machine marks on it.

faawrenchbndr
03-23-2011, 17:44
Kids go faster down a clean, smooth slide than a dirty, rough one. :supergrin:

If you decide to polish, use Mother's & polish be hand, NO DREMELS!

Free Radical
03-23-2011, 18:03
How could slicker not be better? The key word is moderation.

Nickpisp
03-23-2011, 18:06
it has if there are machine marks on it.

This.

custom2
03-23-2011, 19:28
A feed ramp that is cut right does not need to be polished. It can't hurt though.

up1911fan
03-23-2011, 19:44
You don't have to see yourself in it, it just need's to be smooth.

TSAX
03-23-2011, 19:56
It has help in feeding some ammo for some in some guns. Hope thats helps :supergrin:




Seriously though I have seen a few 1911's that our gunsmith polished feed ramps for because some HP ammo was not feeding right. After the polish, they feed better. Do all 1911's need this, no. Does it hurt to have it, no. Should someone get this on a 1911 they just bought, no. Should someone get this if they are having feeding issues, it's something to consider.

quantico
03-23-2011, 20:17
I usually hand polish feed ramps using flitz and a shop towel. It helps feed defense ammo which is a good thing.

45caldan
03-25-2011, 08:53
I usually hand polish feed ramps using flitz and a shop towel. It helps feed defense ammo which is a good thing.

I do the same thing.
It can't hurt...only help (possibly).

drc767
03-25-2011, 09:08
The only thing it is proven to do is destroy a perfectly good barrel if you do not know what you are doing (ie. dremel tool). I have seen them polished to the point of actually changing the feed ramp angle enough to cause feed problems.....makes a good paper weight after that.

JBnTX
03-25-2011, 10:26
Polishing a feed ramp is another gun myth spread by people who either
just want to make a buck doing it, or some kitchen table gun butcher who
thinks he's a gunsmith.

That ramp does not need to be polished smooth or messed with in any way unless
it's defective and is the known cause of malfunctions. If that's the case,
then send it back to the manufacturer for correction.

Never polish the feed ramp of a perfectly good functioning firearm.
Doing so risks doing more damage than good.

pistolwrench
03-25-2011, 15:40
One of the internet's experts says that a highly polished ramp can actually hurt the function of a 1911.
:whistling:



Mine look like this:

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z228/pistolwrench19/7-38.jpg

m814
03-27-2011, 11:13
Chuck, if the above is true about polishing a feedramp hurts function on a 1911, those you work on won't ever feed.......

That is beautiful!
Chris

Hokie1911
03-27-2011, 11:19
Chuck, if the above is true about polishing a feedramp hurts function on a 1911, those you work on won't ever feed.......

That is beautiful!
Chris

Chuck my be "ruining" a perfectly good functioning 1911, but damn they sure are purty. :rofl:

asiparks
03-27-2011, 11:35
One of the internet's experts says that a highly polished ramp can actually hurt the function of a 1911.
:whistling:



Mine look like this:

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z228/pistolwrench19/7-38.jpg

soooo...are you just wanting to make a buck doing it, or some kitchen table gun butcher who thinks he's a gunsmith.......




:whistling:

I think the difference is that you know what you're doing and you're checking fit and function as you're building. Other people will see your pic and then assume that theirs must be like that, even though it may function perfectly as is.....

pistolwrench
03-27-2011, 11:47
Neither.
I was born in Rochester, NY.

:wavey:

glock2740
03-27-2011, 23:33
One of the internet's experts says that a highly polished ramp can actually hurt the function of a 1911.
:whistling:



Mine look like this:

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z228/pistolwrench19/7-38.jpg
That's just plain badass. :thumbsup:

Agent6-3/8
03-28-2011, 08:13
Does it help? Yes, but polishing the feed ramp and barrel ramp isn't the cure all for feeding problems that it seems to have developed a internet reputation for being. As other have pointed out, if done improperly you can muck up a good barrel and even worse the frame.

drc767
03-28-2011, 08:54
One of the internet's experts says that a highly polished ramp can actually hurt the function of a 1911.
:whistling:



Mine look like this:

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z228/pistolwrench19/7-38.jpg

Chuck, would you agree that in the hands of a non-professional, attempting to polish a barrel/feed ramp can do more damage than good?

HAIL CAESAR
03-28-2011, 09:52
Does it help? Yes, but polishing the feed ramp and barrel ramp isn't the cure all for feeding problems that it seems to have developed a internet reputation for being. As other have pointed out, if done improperly you can muck up a good barrel and even worse the frame.

That is about right.

I've seen some guys bring in guns that from 5 feet appear to look like the pic Chuck posted....but after you get a close look they mucked up the geometry and now the gun doesn't work anymore. Your ramp doesn't have to look like a NASA mirror to work.

And if you ain't darn sure you know what you are doing...don't!!! Send or take it down to a REAL smiff.

Hokie1911
03-28-2011, 10:01
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z228/pistolwrench19/7-38.jpg

Yeah, that's shiny and all, Chuck....but I'm still waiting to see the ramp you golfballed that you mentioned a while back. :rofl: