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    Quote Originally Posted by Czechbikr View Post
    First the good..the Sig is a hoot to shoot. Great trigger, low recoil for a 45 ACP and had one FTF out of 80 rounds. It might be shooting a tad left at 25 feet per the target below.
    Well I finally got my Sig P320 out to the range yesterday. I'm very pleased with how things went. It's a very comfortable 45 ACP to shoot. I put about 150 rounds through it. At 7 yards I shot the center out of my target. Instead of breaking it in with 230 gr round ball, I decided to break the pup in with what I intend to feed it going forward. I shot my reloads from the git go. They're 185 gr SWC coated Bayou Bullets over 4 grains of Clays powder. Initially the P320 seemed to have a little problem digesting the first round from the magazine when I had 5 rounds in it. When I put 3 rounds in the magazine it functioned just fine. Here's my plan, (1) break out the Flitz and Dremel to polish the black coated feed ramp and (2) load the three magazines to a full ten rounds and let them sit for a few days to "set." I'm thinking if I were shooting FMJ ammo things would have been a bit smoother. I am happy with my "cheap" new toy. I'll report back if the feed ramp polishing makes the round count in the magazines less finicky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by confused View Post
    Well I finally got my Sig P320 out to the range yesterday. I'm very pleased with how things went. It's a very comfortable 45 ACP to shoot. I put about 150 rounds through it. At 7 yards I shot the center out of my target. Instead of breaking it in with 230 gr round ball, I decided to break the pup in with what I intend to feed it going forward. I shot my reloads from the git go. They're 185 gr SWC coated Bayou Bullets over 4 grains of Clays powder. Initially the P320 seemed to have a little problem digesting the first round from the magazine when I had 5 rounds in it. When I put 3 rounds in the magazine it functioned just fine. Here's my plan, (1) break out the Flitz and Dremel to polish the black coated feed ramp and (2) load the three magazines to a full ten rounds and let them sit for a few days to "set." I'm thinking if I were shooting FMJ ammo things would have been a bit smoother. I am happy with my "cheap" new toy. I'll report back if the feed ramp polishing makes the round count in the magazines less finicky.

    I started searching "polishing P320 feed ramp" last night also as I was considering polishing mine. It seems that they did switch over to the coated ramps and the general consensus is that it doesn't cause problems. I had loaded my two mags that came with the gun at least a day and a half prior to my first outing and had one FTF out of all reloads (230 grain PRN) fired. This was with the pistol not cleaned prior. The second time out I had no issues with 80 rounds. I plan to let mine wear in and not try to remove the coating. I suspect it's more of a magazine thing than barrel issue.

    My concern is changing the ramp geometry as that coating is tough stuff. I'll wait certainly until I hear hear how yours does...going to school on Confused!
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    Glad you figured out the issue on the Canik.... I "heard" they are designed to run on hotter ammo? Those are some good shooting guns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Czechbikr View Post
    I started searching "polishing P320 feed ramp" last night also as I was considering polishing mine. It seems that they did switch over to the coated ramps and the general consensus is that it doesn't cause problems.
    Interesting. A guy at the range said his full size P320 had a shiny feed ramp. As I'm typing I have the barrel sitting in front of me next to the bottle of Flitz. The ramp feels slick. There is a bright "wear spot" on the upper left side of the ramp. Also the ramp seems to have a slight valley down it's center. I think I may just chat with Sig's CS folks before I fire up the Dremel. Don't want to blow up the warranty on my new toy.
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    Wait, wait, wait.... If I tell the CS folks I'm shooting reloads, I've already blown up my warranty! Guess I won't be chatting with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Czechbikr View Post
    I started searching "polishing P320 feed ramp" last night also as I was considering polishing mine. It seems that they did switch over to the coated ramps and the general consensus is that it doesn't cause problems. I had loaded my two mags that came with the gun at least a day and a half prior to my first outing and had one FTF out of all reloads (230 grain PRN) fired. This was with the pistol not cleaned prior. The second time out I had no issues with 80 rounds. I plan to let mine wear in and not try to remove the coating. I suspect it's more of a magazine thing than barrel issue.

    My concern is changing the ramp geometry as that coating is tough stuff. I'll wait certainly until I hear hear how yours does...going to school on Confused!
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    Quote Originally Posted by confused View Post
    Wait, wait, wait.... If I tell the CS folks I'm shooting reloads, I've already blown up my warranty! Guess I won't be chatting with them.
    Tell them that you are shooting "target ammo"...
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    I just field stripped mine and see some copper "wipe" on the feed ramp. Not going to buff mine out.

    I received my reduced power RSA from Canik today also and got that installed...quite the difference when racking the slide. Maybe get out on Thursday to give it a run...actually both of them.
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    Sounds like fun at the range, I just need to get out again. Got the shakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Czechbikr View Post
    Not going to buff mine out.
    Based on the crowdsourced information I was able to glean from the Infoweb, one is best advised NOT to polish the Nitron finished feed ramp on a Sig P320. Also P320s in 45 ACP are not fond of SWCs. It was recommended that I slap the mag against my palm to make sure the rounds are all the way to the rear of the mag.
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