Glock 19-Can You Polish the Feed Ramp?


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gerrym526
January 2, 2014, 01:09 PM
I've polished the feed ramps of my 1911, Beretta 92, and Ruger SR45-very carefully. Used a felt wheel on a dremel with a first step of polishing compound and finished with a little Flitz metal cleaner. Feed ramps looked great (needed to improve feeding of SWC and HP reloads).
However, unlike the barrels of these other guns, my Glock 19 barrel seems to have the same finish as the rest of the metal parts, so I'm wondering if it's OK to polish the feed ramp on this gun and remove the finish?
Have had no problems with feeding reloads, although in this gun I use only plated bullets, no lead.
Appreciate the help on this.
Gerry

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rcmodel
January 2, 2014, 02:20 PM
It's possible, but not necessary.
It already feeds 100%, right???

The black finish on a Glock is really not the finish.

The Tenifer carburized finish that keeps them from rusting or wearing is underneath the black oxide visual finish.
And it is invisible / transparent, as it is part of the steel surface.

As long as you don't get carried away and remove more then the black oxide, it can do no harm to the Tenifer.

From Wackypeedia:
The nitrocarburized Tenifer finish on a Glock pistol is the third and final hardening process. It is 0.05 mm (0.0020 in) thick and produces a 64 Rockwell C hardness rating via a 500 C (932 F) nitride bath. After the Tenifer process, a black Parkerized finish is applied and the slide is protected even if the black finish were to wear off.

rc

Kayaker 1960
January 2, 2014, 04:46 PM
If it ain't broke don't fix it! JMHO.

krs
January 6, 2014, 01:29 PM
You don't need to polish feed ramps on any pistol that feeds fine, and usually if there's a feeding problem it won't be due to the state of polish of the feed ramp.

People do more harm than good when they set out with their Dremels at shoulder arms like a perversion of a Marx Brothers toy soldier army in the mistaken belief that they'll be doing something that the pistol manufacturer's engineers somehow "forgot" to include in the build specifications of the piece.

Golly Gee, my Glock 19 is among the world's most trouble-free and reliable sidearms, if not the most reliable pistol in firearms history - so I'd better POLISH THE FEED RAMP!

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