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JHP's damaging feed ramp?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Pyro, Nov 28, 2012.

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  1. 1911Tuner

    1911Tuner Moderator Emeritus

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    Yes, and it's not an opinion. It's been observed by several people besides me. The last round drags the follower forward and down and the front edge hits the feed ramp. The reason that 7-round magazines don't move forward and tip is due to the rear leg of the follower being long enough for three spring coils to stabilize it. One in the top corner...one about mid-way...and another one near the bottom. The CMC/Devel follower only has two...one in the corner and one in the middle.

    Note that they don't damage modern steel frames. Only aluminum alloy.

    Older, soft steel frames...a possibility.
     
  2. Texan Scott

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    Good to know... and a sound mechanical explanation for the problem as well, thank you. Scraping aluminum with steel = noticable abrasion... good thing I've been eyeballing a steel frame, then. Thanks!
     
  3. Fishslayer

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    Not just 1911s. Ruger P90 mags with Devel followers are notorious for gouging up the magwell.:fire: I replace the guts in mine with WC follower & spring.

    Skirted followers for 1911s. Why do they even make anything else?:confused:
     
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    Repeat:

    The standard 7-round magazine doesn't hit the feed ramp.
     
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