Feeding Issue

Discussion in 'Beginner's Corner' started by knedrgr, Feb 15, 2019.

  1. knedrgr

    knedrgr Low capacity, low tech...

    Aug 15, 2011
    Got a new Colt Commander and it's not feeding correctly. Has anyone else tried to polish the barrel? By hand or with a dremel?
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  2. Capthobo

    Capthobo NRA Endowment member Supporting Addict

    Nov 9, 2016
    Dremel. With medium and fine rubber abrasive head.
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  3. Capthobo

    Capthobo NRA Endowment member Supporting Addict

    Nov 9, 2016
    You are using jacketed ball 230 gr for break in aren’t you?
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  4. xerts1191

    xerts1191 Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2017
    This will be the learning curve for that particular pistol on what different brands of ammo to use.
  5. DWdude

    DWdude Well-Known Member

    Jan 31, 2019
    Definitely want to use regular ball ammo for first few hundred rounds.
  6. WWB

    WWB Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Supporting Addict

    Apr 11, 2015
    And check extractor tension as well if to tight can cause feeding issues.
  7. azpoolguy

    azpoolguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 4, 2013
    At what point in the feeding cycle is the bullet hanging up?

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  8. switchback

    switchback Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2014
    More info needed. My newer colt cmdr feeds fine. Hungry pistol it is. Maybe you got yours straightened out? Hope all is well.
  9. 41 Charlie

    41 Charlie Get off my lawn...

    Feb 4, 2014
    It’s a new Colt - under warranty! Unless you’re a very qualified gun smith, never, and I mean NEVER take a dremel tool to anything.

    Like the others have stated, more information is needed from your end. Pictures are always a plus. Are you using factory ammo? Brand of ammo, bullet weight, and bullet profile would also be helpful. Have you tried more than one manufactures ammo? Different magazines? Everyone should have a few Wilson Combat or Tripp Research magazines in their range bag. Check the extractor tension. There are lot’s of things you can check prior to calling, and returning the pistol to Colt under warranty. Best of luck, and keep us up-dated.
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2019
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