NEVER POLISH THE FEED RAMP ON THE 380. The alum-frame is anodized and it is very easy to break through it and if you do you will have to replace the frame.A GOOD and PROPER polish never hurts. At the very least, a little buff of the feed ramp may help if you have some ammo issues.
I'm not seeing how you could possibly break the feed ramp by polishing it with a polishing wheel or cone. Breaking in the feed ramp in is smoothing it down through the contact of the copper bullet on an aluminum ramp, a felt polishing wheel is doing the same thing without burning through the ammo.
Still not seeing how a felt polishing tip is going to break through the coating, but repeated metal to metal contact of the rounds feeding does not.Re read the posts. No one said you would break the feed ramp, only break through the anodized coating on the ramp and if you do that you have ruined your ramp and exposed the aluminum. Thus you ruined the frame and it will need replacing on your dime as warranty does not cover stupid. That is why you do not polish a BT380 ramp.
Yeah, thats not a good idea on a Bersa. You can get away with a polished barrel on a Glock or Sig that has tenifer because that impregnates the metal giving protection even after the black finish is removed. If you polish a bersa barrel you are leaving exposed and unprotected metal to the elements.Thanks for all the replies.I wasn't wanting to polish the feed ramp because my bersa operates great and I have no issues. I was more looking at polishing out the outside of my barrel just for looks.
You are correct. Im sorry, I was refering to the Thunder UC line (the 9, 40's and .45's that do not utilize the fixed barrel.NEVER POLISH THE FEED RAMP ON THE 380. The alum-frame is anodized and it is very easy to break through it and if you do you will have to replace the frame.
If your having feed problems it either a mag has not been taken down and cleaned or has a burr inside or an ammo problem. If the gun has not been broken in it will have issues with flat nose ammo and hollow points but once you get 200-300 rds. through it it will smooth out.
I had all types of failure to feeds and it was all related to ammo and my mags not broken down and properly cleaned. Most folks do not realize that these guns come packed with cosmoline and do not get all of it out of the nooks and cranny's and it will cause all kind of problems as it is not a lube and gets real sticky when heated up.
Winchester flat nose and hollow points gave me a fit until I got the gun broke in, once I did it will eat anything I feed it now.