I was like a little kid at Christmas today. Picked up all 3 of my pistols (Remington 1911, XDM .40 3.8 compact, and XD subcompact 9mm).
Soon as I got home, I opened everything up and started piddling with them. Love the XD's, they are sweet. The 1911 got most of my attention though, cuz I've never had anything like it, nor have I ever had a .45. It was interesting. PITA to take apart, compared to the glocks and xd's and what not, oh well. Took it apart and gave it a good little wipe down. Loaded both 7 rd mags with some JHP, and put it where I put it, for night time defense. Then went and started playing with the XD's, figuring them out and what not.
Got bored, decided I wanted to handle the 1911 some more. So I went to chamber some rounds, and every GD JHP was nosediving on the feed ramp, and not chambering
WTF? So I removed the JHP from the mags, and put some FMJ ball in there. Chambered fine. Took the gun apart and lubed up the feed ramp area pretty good and tried again. At that point, about every other round was nosediving, but I could get them to chamber with a second push of the slide
Glad I got wise, and decided to make sure the effin thing would cycle ammo before I turned it into my first line of defense weapon
My glock 27 will re-assume it's duties, until I can get this piece of shit to the range and see wtf is up with it.
Check out the pictures below. The first pic is where the JHP is hanging up on the feedramp, and has effed it up pretty good with some marks. The second pic shows where the gun is putting a crease in the shell, I guess when it is half ass feeding it. Is this a mag problem, or feedramp problem? Either way, I'm not sure what do to. I wanna send the POS back and get my money back and get something else. But I'm not sure I can do that. I reckon I'll have to send it in for warranty work? Either way, I'm gonna get it to the range this weekend and TRY
to put a few rounds through it and see what happens. FML. It's a nice feeling little gun, but it's a fukin piece of shit.
If it matters, the JHP is Remington Golden Saber HPJ.