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Old 06-30-2019, 07:00 PM   #1
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I've had my Ultra Carry for about 9 years or so. It is again nose diving the Speer Gold Dot Short barrel ammo into the feed ramp jamming the pistol into full stop. I had this problem about 3 years ago and fixed it by switching to Wilson magazines. However rebuilding the mags again refuses to help this time. Has anyone had this problem before?
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Old 06-30-2019, 07:35 PM   #2
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using a heavier bullet?
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Old 06-30-2019, 08:33 PM   #3
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When did you last change out the recoil spring?
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Old 07-01-2019, 04:08 AM   #4
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I’m a fan of Speer Gold-Dot but maybe it’s time to try something else. If the problem only occurs with this short barrel ammo maybe your Ultra just doesn’t like this ammo. I’m not saying your Ultra isn’t the problem but I believe in using SD ammo that my gun likes, not what I think is the best. The 3 brands I use most are Speer Gold-Dot, Federal HST and Remington Golden-Saber.
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My Eclipse Ultra wonít run Short Barrel GD. But runs everything else flawless. I use the Golden Sabreís 230 grain Bonded. Very reliable in my Ultras. For easy to find over the counter defense ammo Golden Sabreís and HST is hard to beat.


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Old 07-01-2019, 09:41 AM   #6
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Both my Ultra's (9mm & .45) will feed virtually anything I put in them, but just to make sure there is never any "nose-diving", it's a common practice (for me) to get out the Dremel and some Flitz and give the feed ramp a nice polish (warranty? ).

Once done it not only looks proper, but feeds like butter with the nice, smooth ramp entry.



Not saying this is the issue with your Ultra and Gold Dots, but a good polish sure won't hurt and takes all of ten minutes.
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Old 07-01-2019, 10:33 AM   #7
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That feed ramp looks like mine after I got it back from Kimber Rick. It’s been feeding everything.
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Originally Posted by Wingnut View Post
That feed ramp looks like mine after I got it back from Kimber Rick. Itís been feeding everything.
Skip, every pistol I've given this treatment to has always proven to feed more reliably.....every one. It's sure worth a few minutes of time, and may possibly avoid a very bad day "out there".

I also consider this; every high $ pistol I've seen from WC, EB, NH, etc., all had feed ramps that looked like mine above. Must be the correct thing to do, right?
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Originally Posted by Rick in Oregon View Post
Skip, every pistol I've given this treatment to has always proven to feed more reliably.....every one. It's sure worth a few minutes of time, and may possibly avoid a very bad day "out there".

I also consider this; every high $ pistol I've seen from WC, EB, NH, etc., all had feed ramps that looked like mine above. Must be the correct thing to do, right?

I may regret asking but how much to have you do all my barrels? I've got the tools and skills to use said tools but not sure about the end result of the victim/feed ramp.
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I may regret asking but how much to have you do all my barrels? I've got the tools and skills to use said tools but not sure about the end result of the victim/feed ramp.
That elicited a bit of a chuckle there, Bish.

If you have the tools and skills, you can't really bugger anything up, as you are not removing any material, just smoothing factory tool marks up.

Once you've done one and see how easy the task really is, you'll be on to your other semi-auto's. Now let me consult my "polishing rate chart" for you......
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