I know we had a ton of info on this before, but let me resurrect it. I'm not really having feeding issues but then I haven't been able to get out and put many rounds through my C9 (crossing fingers). I noticed on several posts that the feed ramps are painted black like the rest of gun. I haven't disassembled mine yet but peering through the ejection port with my Maglite, mine appears to be a dull aluminum color, kinda like the bottom of a pop can. It's not shiny like the pics of the polished ramps but it's certainly not black. My C9 was bought NIB a couple of months ago. Why is mine different?