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Here's a pic of what my feed ramp looks like after less that 100 rounds. I buffed it before firing a shot, then buffed it again after the first range trip. Now this today. Any thoughts? guidance? I think my magazine is faulty, but got a new one today from Hi-Point that I bought. It seems much better. Original mag seems to want to point rounds downward after snapping in pistol with slide open. I can feel the resistance when I manually cycle one into the chamber.
 

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Something looks wrong with that, almost like the metal is blistered. Could be a material defect, but I'll let other chime in.
 

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Yeah maybe adjust the lips on that mag. Looks like they aren't feeding from the magazine very easily and are feeding almost nose down and denting the feed ramp. There's a sticky on adjusting them.
 

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Here's a pic of what my feed ramp looks like after less that 100 rounds. I buffed it before firing a shot, then buffed it again after the first range trip. Now this today. Any thoughts? guidance? I think my magazine is faulty, but got a new one today from Hi-Point that I bought. It seems much better. Original mag seems to want to point rounds downward after snapping in pistol with slide open. I can feel the resistance when I manually cycle one into the chamber.
Thats nasty.
 

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Should I buff it down again, or am I going to take too much metal off?

As bad as those gouges look, it only misfed once.And that was with a Wolf round. I did the caliper thing and thought I had it tweaked, but I guess not.
 

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yes sir. It looks like rounds are hitting the feed ramp aimlessly. I haven't polished mine up like that, I'm just going to let it break-in on it's own, but there's a definite track the rounds follow, and it appears that yours is slamming them into the feed ramp all out-of-whack. And hitting it pretty darn hard too to dent it like that.

Like someone else said, I would be getting that thing to Hi Point for some servicing.
 

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Due for a trip back to the mothership I'd say.
 

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Yeah send it in and STOP SHOOTING IT!!! That could create a very dangerous situation with a round going off. Be very fing careful. contact the mother ship ASAP!
 

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Just spoke to the factory about return instructions and was patched to a tech guy who told me the following - 99% it's probably the magazine. Recommended pinching the forward (upper) lips in a little so that when I try to slide the casing between those lips, there will be a noticeable resistence. He said this keeps the round elevated during movement into the chamber.

Also said it would be fine to buff the ramp down or just let time smooth it out. Will try mag #2 and see how it does. It seems to have the resistence he was talking about whereas #1 mag does not. I'll tinker with #1, but don't want to beat up the ramp anymore.
 

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No it didn't. I polished the black finish off before I fired a round and it was like a mirror when I started. You're right, though. That's some pretty soft steel, assuming it's steel. Maybe they get the barrel blanks from China. But it's sounding like I'm the only person to ever see this in the flesh....
 
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