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Old 06-14-2019, 06:51 PM   #1
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what your micro 9 should be loading like

the magazine pushes the round to the underbelly of the slide.(polish it)
when the slide goes al the way back the barrel follows and drops per the groove that the slide stop goes through...

the bottom of the ramp is now an 1/8 or so below the round once the slide is all the way back and the round has popped up ready to be pushed forward by the slide firing pin face .
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Old 06-14-2019, 06:52 PM   #2
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on a side note the only issue i have ever had on mine was the safety slide bar that goes up to the slide got stuck pushed down..it needed a little grind to loosen its movement....
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now if you are getting dents on your bullet nose my guess is your rounds are not being pushed up all the way and rather than being pushed on the middle the slide is only catching the top 1/4 or so of the rear of the cartridge and making it nose down...

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Good post! Thanks!!
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Nice post Shootinit. Thank you - especially the for pictures.
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Good post. Yes you are correct, the bullet position has to be pushed forward slightly, and down. It looks like in your photos the cartridges are positioned as you would put them in the magazine. But after the slide moves back and forth the next round gets pushed forward.

Also, when the magazine is up under the slide, the polished part of the slide pushes the bullet down some.

And finally, I suspect the ramp contacts the bullet on its way back, but not necessarily at its point of rest.

This is helpful, I really appreciate your work.
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Old 06-19-2019, 01:11 PM   #9
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How polished does the bottom of the slide have to be? Mine looks like the one in the photos.

After careful study, I'm beginning to wonder how much even the slide plays into this. I've noticed that the brass-on-brass friction from pushing the first round out of the magazine is enough to stage the 2nd round farther forward, which positions it in the way of the oncoming feed ramp. I suppose the slide does contact the second round, but only during the brief moment when the first round pops out & the slide closes into battery.

The other thing I noticed is that the cartridge doesn't contact the feed lips until the slide is all the way back. So the bullet dent occurs before the cartridge ever even contacts the feed lips. If you examine the bottom of the slide you'll notice little grooves on each side of the polished rail. The feed lips ride up into those grooves, thus, when the round is underneath the slide, the rail is pushing it below the feed lips.

This is just me trying to figure out if I'm understanding how my gun works properly - feel free to correct any wrong-thinking.
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Old 06-19-2019, 04:20 PM   #10
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yes the lips only come into play when the round pops up ready to feed(slide back)


polishing under the slide reduces friction on hammer and les drag on rounds forward and back.
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