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Well, polished the feed ramp tonight, I used the old dremel, a green bit (soft gritty rubber), a polishing wheel, and im wierd so i used plastix (http://www.meguiarsdirect.com/product_detail.asp?T1=MEG+G12310) because i like how it works on metals all I can say is WOW :wideeyed2: The bullets literally just pop into the chamber :yay!: Now no more gritty half hearted feeding!!! To all the noobs out there I highly recommend doing this, just remember to keep the speeds low, and let the bits do the work. Thank you HPFF i've had my pistol 3 days and its already feeling like mine. Now could you guys do something about ammo prices???




 

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I've used PlastX on the head lights and it works good. I've never even thought of using it on metal. Learn something new everyday!!! Thanks for the tip nitrosportman!
 
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it looked to me like the whole barrel was actually powdercoated i actually ended up taking it back apart and polishing more (till i could see my ugly mug) of the barrel but left the barrel black maybe i'l polish the whole thing just for shits and giggles it came out pretty sweet

I accidentally discoverd the plastix thing while buffing some motorcycle parts and i noticed it made the metal shinier so i started using it on all my metals
 

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I got inspired last night and took the slide off for the first time and polished the ramp. Cleaned and reassembled the gun per the take-down sticky and today at the range, the gun would not fire. No (or very little) movement in the trigger.

OK, what did I bugger-up?

[EDIT] NEVER MIND. I figured it out. The metal plate at the upper RH corner of the frame came dislodged from the sear pin. Happy, happy... joy, joy.

BTW... I made the additional mistake of polishing the ramp with the barrel still attached to the frame. I got polishing compound splatter everywhere. Now I know better and would remove the barrel completely before polisheing.
 

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Looks good. Will this mod void the gun's warranty? Also, can ramp feed be polished somewhat without breaking gun down? The thought of hammering away on my gun to tear it down disturbs me, I spray gun scrubber in it after a good bore cleaning.
 

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Looks good. Will this mod void the gun's warranty? Also, can ramp feed be polished somewhat without breaking gun down? The thought of hammering away on my gun to tear it down disturbs me, I spray gun scrubber in it after a good bore cleaning.
I'm not sure you can void their warranty, as it is "No questions asked," but don't be surprised if you raise a few eyebrows if you ever send it in!! lol
 

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is there a sticky on this anywhere? it seems to be a "basic" alteration that everyone does so I'm wondering what the "procedure" is. I can never leave well enough alone and am constantly modding my bike, I think the pistol's gonna be the same thing!


course this would work as a pretty good set of instructions. nevermind.
 
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I just did this to my 380. I had a problem with Blazer Aluminum jamming. Hopefully, this will help or stop that. I am going to do some shooting tomorrow. We'll see then...
 

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The thought of hammering away on my gun to tear it down disturbs me, I spray gun scrubber in it after a good bore cleaning.
Taking the slide off only requires the removal of one pin and that comes out easily. I left the barrel on and put blue painters tape over everything that I didn't want polishing chunks to get into.

Is there a way to polish the ramp without using a dremel?
I think in another thread someone mentioned that they did it by hand using fine grit sandpaper.
 
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I went out and shot my 380 for the first time since polishing the ramp. It definetly helped. I went through about 50 rounds with only 2 jams on the Blazer Aluminum. Both were under rapid fire. I was getting 2 jams per 8 round magazine. No jams at all with any type of brass. I highly recomend this to anyone who has any kind of jamming issues....
 

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I think in another thread someone mentioned that they did it by hand using fine grit sandpaper.
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I tested the fine grit sand paper. Including taking the gun apart, polishing the feed ramp, and putting it all back together... It only took me half an hour. So for all who do not have access to a dremel tool. Sand paper does work. I used extra fine grit paper. Now all I need to do is test it out on Saturday!
 

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Is there a way to polish the ramp without using a dremel?
I think in another thread someone mentioned that they did it by hand using fine grit sandpaper.
THis is the method i used and while it isn't near as shiny and cool looking as the dremel method it worked very well. I hope to use a dremel on it at some point just to really polish it, especially along the edge of the chamber.
 
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You can go to Harbor Freight tools and get a dremel knock off for about $20 made by a Chicago Tools. I have had mine for about 3 years and it still works fine. Not a lot of money to get the better results.
 
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200 blazer aluminum and 50 remington brass so far only 1 failure to eject (on the aluminum)

oh yeah +1 on harbor freight stuff

plus they also carry a small polishing kit that works well
 
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