It's not something you do occasionally, you do it once (if at all). I have a couple guns with rough looking feedramps that shoot flawlessly. Why mess with it?facilitator said:SevenL4...
Thanks for the great "How-To". Really appreciate the specifics.
What's the recommendation for how often a feed ramp should be polished? :scratch:
In 28 years of doing this 1911 thing by the time a customer reaches this stage it's already too late.acoilfld said:My theory on grinding, polishing, or tightening is - just when you want to go a "little bit more" - STOP.
It is in our nature (at least mine) to go to far and regret it.
stdon said:In 28 years of doing this 1911 thing by the time a customer reaches this stage it's already too late.
To the OP, why do you want to do this? Do you actually have a feeding issue or is it something you just heard about?
If you have a feeding issue there are other areas I'd look at first. Specifically magazine release timing and ammunition.
If your pistol is feeding fine I'd leave well enough alone because you won't improve anything and have a greater chance of doing greater harm than good.
Sounds like a challenge to me! :mummy:WalterGC said:If you're using Simichrome and a Dremel with the soft, white, cylindrical polishing pad that's attached to a mandrel with a screw, and the Dremel is on its lowest speed, you'd have to be pretty determined to screw up a polishing job. It'd be REALLY hard to overpolish.