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My new P3AT was having an occasional feed issue. Ammo brand didn't matter, and a light "bump" on the slide completed the cycle. The pistol was new so I didn't concern myself with it, but after 400 rounds it still hung occasionally. I decided to correct this.

I could clearly see that the bullet was hanging up on the feed ramp so I removed the barrel and polished the ramp using a Dremel and a cone shaped buffing wheel. I used Tripole polishing rouge and got the feed ramp to a mirror finish. As a final touch, I used Flitz on the ramp.

700 rounds later... not a single hang-up.  What a sweet little pocket pistol!

 

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Personally, I think you'll be alright as long as you use the cotton polishing attachment and some polishing compound/jeweler's rouge. Mine has worked pretty well since I took a Dremel to it. Remember, a little Dremel goes a long way. :)
 

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Single speed will do just fine. The highest speed is the one I use. JUST POLISH! No sanding drums or grinding wheels. Felt bob & polish.

To check out a feed ramp polish job I intentionally hang a JHP round up on the ramp. If it will then go into battery with a touch or very slight push of the thumb on the rear of the slide, I've polished enough. Of course if I can't get it to hang up in the first place, that's better than good. ;)
 

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Mark_F said:
My new P3AT was having an occasional feed issue. Ammo brand didn't matter, and a light "bump" on the slide completed the cycle. The pistol was new so I didn't concern myself with it, but after 400 rounds it still hung occasionally. I decided to correct this.

I could clearly see that the bullet was hanging up on the feed ramp so I removed the barrel and polished the ramp using a Dremel and a cone shaped buffing wheel. I used Tripole polishing rouge and got the feed ramp to a mirror finish. As a final touch, I used Flitz on the ramp.

700 rounds later... not a single hang-up.  What a sweet little pocket pistol!

Just the man I've been looking for! mine does the same thing and is brand new only thing it does it on the DPX ammo yeah the real expensive stuff! so you started with the Tripole, were do you get it I've heard of it but not sure were I can find it. Thanks!

Tom j.
 
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Search here for the flubb and buff instructions, and do the fluff and buff.
Search for the lube instructions and follow them as well.
Do those and your 3AT will cycle as sweet as mine!





Lost count of how many trouble free rounds.... but I do clean after every outing now.... and rarely run more than 2 or 3 mags at a time.

For me... my 3AT's are not range guns. The are self defense.

Shoot a little, carry alot.

Shoot, Clean, Lube, Repeat!
 

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Any good quality hardware store will have it. Ace is where I got mine.

Say how do you determine when it's polished enough. I read somewhere that you can have or create problems if you polish it to much. Thanks I'll check my local hardware store.

Tom j
 

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As long as you stay away from polishing compounds with a high abrasive content IMO too much is never enough. ;)
 
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TOO MUCH is when you begin to re-shape the ramp. But you can not polish to much!

On rare occasions some to de re-shape... but that would be way beyound my skill set.
 

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Kind of a dumb question, I've never polished anything before, but can someone kind of give me a quick "how to" on this. I tried searching for some kind of instructions and found most of what I needed to know. I just couldn't find a "how to" on the actual polishing. I wasn't sure if you rub some of the stuff on the ramp and then run the dremel, or do you put it on the felt?
 

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Polishing rouge is in a parafin base so run your buffing cone(wheel) into the rouge and completely cover the felt. Polish the surface at maximum RPM and move the felt over the entire surface to be polished. The barrel will get warm (hot) from the polishing friction. This is normal. Once you see a perfectly smooth & shiny surface clean the barrel with WD-40 or similar. Closely Inspect your work. If it needs more polishing then get after it, otherwise clean the barrel with a good solvent and install it in the pistol. Normally, it only takes 20 to 30 minutes to polish your ramp...
 

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Thanks Mark! I just finished mine. It looks great. I think I'm done with the fluff and buff. It cycles so much better and smoother now than it did. I think the polishing really helped a lot. Now I just need Sunday to come around so I can get this thing to the range! :D
 

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Even though I am not having any trouble with my little buddy, I think he is in for that treatment as soon as I can find a little time.

Enjoy shooting and pass it on,

CB
 
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