Author Topic: Speer Gold Dot ammo hollow points versus round nose ammo  (Read 87 times)

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Speer Gold Dot ammo hollow points versus round nose ammo
« on: March 11, 2019, 08:10:29 PM »
I am having major feed problems with Speer Gold Dot hollow points (intended carry ammo) when just racking the slide as well as  prompting negative thoughts thereafter. Particularly after racking and firing should it do so, I am very concerned that if one does load and fires, the next up shell may jam. Customary is round nose use target shooting with no failures to rack or feed. Is anyone experiencing a similar problem and what might you have as a suggestion relevant to self defense ammo to take the place of Speer HP ammo? Weak spring I believe is not the problem as I just replaced the worn depressed spring with a brand new spring. Every 100 rounds a spring replacement.

Perhaps it is the feed ramp that needs polishing or what have you discovered as a remedy so that Speer Gold Dot 115 pr 124 might be used? Or is it that hollow points in general just dont want to cooperate? I have read comments whereas others I have read speak to I had zero failures of any kind when running through 50 rounds of this ammo i.e., Speer Gold Dot Hollow points 115 or 124 gr?

I am 76 yrs young seeking 100 or more and need some solid advice as to a remedy or an alternative self defense ammo to correct my problem otherwise I will not feel safe for my wife or I and may have to disregard the use of my Rohrbaugh R9 as a carry piece whatsoever. I do have others to take its place but I love this firearm for its concealment. Kindly reply and Thank you so much...
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Re: Speer Gold Dot ammo hollow points versus round nose ammo
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2019, 09:04:01 PM »
It is hard to follow your problem but it sounds like it may be a magazine issue. Have you switched magazines?

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Re: Speer Gold Dot ammo hollow points versus round nose ammo
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2019, 06:31:56 PM »
I tried twice with the same magazine to feed the HP with no success. It was extremely difficult to dislodge the jams, I mean difficult so I stopped. Ejected the HP s from the magazine and inserted round nose without a racking problem nor in past firing problem thereafter. Decided to seek the forum for thoughts rather than trying 3 other magazines on hand. Although I must admit I wondered if the magazine spring might be weak and need replacement? I Will be at the range this week and try again to rack a HP from a different magazine. It actually took a screw driver to raise the HP up from the bottom of the feed ramp which then did feed. Obviously I can not repeatedly go through this.

Perhaps new springs are needed? Would you know who is a supplier? Thank you for your reply an a possibility toward resolution. Ill try anything for I love the gun.
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Re: Speer Gold Dot ammo hollow points versus round nose ammo
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2019, 07:28:46 PM »
 If it is a magazine issue I think that it is more likely a small flaw in that magazine than a spring issue. Magazine springs only weaken with repeated use and not sitting idly even while loaded. It doesn't take much in a mag discrepancy to affect the feeding capability.

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Re: Speer Gold Dot ammo hollow points versus round nose ammo
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2019, 04:33:31 PM »
I have noticed that sometimes the ears at the top of the magazine sometimes get bent inward or bent outward. This will either raise the nose of the round or push the nose of the round down into the follower. Ive had a few magazines that didnt work just right and a tweak to these ears one way or the other has made all of my magazines feed perfectly. You just have to play around with them and find that happy sweet spot.