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"Post-recall" first range trip

Took my NIB Elsie out and ran about 70 rounds thru it. It's got the "newer" blued barrel, serial #63xxx. Had Golden Sabers, Cor-Bon 90gr JHP and WWB. Had multiple feed failures even with the WWB which surprised me greatly. Several loads would hang up when being chambered initially. Cor-Bon jammed almost every round and the one mag of Gold Sabers I fired had 1 bobble but hit about 3" low at 7 yards. Very surprised a "Post-Recall" gun would be problematic. Gun was lubed properly with Tetra L and clean as a whistle.

When I got home I gave the feed ramp a good cleaning and inspection and discovered the bluing concealed some tool-marks and that all the rounds impacted the ramp right there and would fetch up in the same spot time after time.

I took my trusty dremel with a felt wheel and jewlers rouge and polished the ramp and the edge of the chamber VERY carefully and polished the recoil spring guide as well. I haven't shot it yet, but there is no hitch whatsoever chambering even Cor-Bon JHP now or any of the other ammo I have on-hand. Hand cycled 2 mags worth of the Cor-Bon perfectly.

This particular gun gave me a 1" group at 7 yards dead cenetr with the WWB and close to that with Cor-Bon, but the Golden Saber shot quite low even at this range, close to 3" low in fact. Was battling near zero' weather conditions have to re-test when it warms up.

Anyone who buys a "Post-Recall" gun may still have issues and I'd highly recommend testing it rigerously before "assuming" it will function when you need it.
 

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every semi I have ever owned got the "dremel" treatment on the feed ramp and inside the chamber. To me just makes sense. Maybe thats one reason none of my semi's give any issues. I prep um before I bitch about them not working right..
 

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I'm hoping the "tuning" will help things out a bunch, but the bullets don't "fetch up" on the framp anymore like they did before. We shall see....
 

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took my first trip to the range today post recall. shot 100 rounds with only one problem, about half thru my 2nd box a caseing hung up after being fired. cleared easily. i put nitesiter sights on a few days ago worked well. i was using winchester win-clean loads. 100% happy with all results'
 

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fangus said:
took my first trip to the range today post recall. shot 100 rounds with only one problem, about half thru my 2nd box a caseing hung up after being fired. cleared easily. i put nitesiter sights on a few days ago worked well. i was using winchester win-clean loads. 100% happy with all results'
Possably after that many rounds, u could haver limp-wristed the handgun. very easy to do with these little guns, just not alot to hold on to. a casing being hung up is a good indication of limping the gun... those nitesiters are the cats nuts. A fellow poster here even suggested a drop of crazy glue on them after they set up and they will not peal off easy . I did mine and although probably not really a good working nite site, a really nice daytime site system and cheap to do. I cut one of the small dots in half for the front site. Just looks custom.
 

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+1 for Nitesiters, best $9.95 I've spent this year. Gave one to a buddy with a Kel-Tec and he loves it. I haven't really "charged" them to see how long they glow for but they do glow, better than nothing. Real good for a flash sight-picture or "point".
 
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