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HOW WILL THIS (name any) AMMO FEED AND FUNCTION IN MY “GUN”?

HOW WILL THIS (name any) AMMO FEED AND FUNCTION IN MY “GUN”?

I am often asked how accurate a certain type of ammo will be in a certain type of gun. I also get asked how a certain type of ammo will feed/cycle in a certain type of gun, hence this short article.

Friends, when firearms of the same model, are made on the same assembly line, on the same day, by the same people, with consecutive serial numbers, they can still vary from one another—sometimes they vary enough that whatever can be said of one CANNOT be said of ANY of the others. There can be many reasons for such great variances in consecutively made guns, but it happens a lot.

As one (just one) example, consider the following scenario that happens every day on assembly lines. Chamber reamers wear with use, so a new reamer will make a bigger chamber than a worn one will. Barrel makers have a tolerance/range of acceptable chamber dimensions and when a reamer gets too small, they start using a new one. So, an assembly line worker is making Berretta 92’s (insert any make and model) and he has just put one together with a barrel that came down the line with the other parts, but that barrel was the very last barrel made with a worn out reamer, so the chamber is tight/small, but the very next barrel was made with a new reamer and it is therefore big. CHAMBER DIMENSIONS MATTER! This is one tiny example of how two consecutively serial numbered guns, can have differing firing and feeding characteristics. So if the gun with the small chamber shoots a certain load well or cycles with certain ammo, it does not mean that the gun with the bigger chamber will do anything like its mate did. Remember that all gun parts are either cast or machined and machine tooling and casting dies wear out over time………………..so what happens with chamber reamers, can happen with any and all parts of a gun!!!

Never mind that over time gun manufacturers, just like car makers, refrigerator makers, soda pop makers ,etc., make changes to their products and they do not necessarily announce such changes…………

The same goes for after-market barrels and other parts. Mass manufacturing, while very good these days, does not reproduce exactness over and over. Guns and all of their parts that must function in unison are INDIVIDUALS with INDIVIDUAL characteristics!

Bottom line is this, because one gun of any make or model acts a certain way with certain ammo, only applies to THAT GUN, WITH THAT AMMO. To apply what one gun does with any ammo, to another gun of the same make and model, is meaningless, a waste of time and possibly dangerous.

You’ll need to fire the very ammo in question, in the gun in question, to know anything about that gun!

 Tim