Dramatic FTF with JHP's at bottom of Feed Ramp
Love the P226, all in all has been a fun fun pistol.. Accurate and a joy to shoot. However, yesterday I noticed one occurrence and another one last night after cleaning of an interesting jam so I thought I'd throw it out for your thoughts.. With Gold Dot's and HST's it did this..
The first round catches at the bottom of the barrel feed ramp and won't feed at all. Forcing removal by pushing the round back into mag and dropping the mag.
Doesn't look like any deformation at the bottom of the ramp and the smooth portion doesn't appear to be the issue because if the round clears the bottom of the ramp, it chambers fine, which is the case with FMJ's and has typically in the past always been the case with JHP's.
One change made I should mention... New hogue grips.. I did notice the bottom of the mag does make some contact with the new grips, and takes a little more effort to fully seat the mag.
Possibly there's some grip pressure on the mag bottom plate causing just enough down-ward pressure so the round isn't high enough to feed correctly maybe?
Not that I'm freaking about it.. but it's an interesting problem to troubleshoot. Your thoughts?