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Old 02-04-2013, 01:27 PM   #1
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P6 and Hollow points

I know some P6 pistol feed hollow well while some don't. Just looked at a excellent condition one with two magazines dated 1990. Does anyone know what year the P6 feed ramp was changed to feed hollow points? Going to buy it anyway just wondering when the feed ramp was changed.
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:37 PM   #2
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1989, so theoretically you should be go to go with a 1990. Is the barrel original to the gun? It should have the same last 3 digits of the serial number as the frame and slide.

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1989, so theoretically you should be go to go with a 1990. Is the barrel original to the gun? It should have the same last 3 digits of the serial number as the frame and slide.
^This. As long as your barrel is post-1989, you should be good to go.
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"should" but no guarantee.

there's a post on s f about a 225, which is supposed to feed jhp's but doesn't.

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Yes the barrel is original to the gun. I ran and bought it as the condition is really excellent. Inside the rails look like new. I made some dummy rounds with JHP and they cycle manually without a problem. My 1982 P6 will not manually cycle JHP. I think this one is going to work. I will be on the range in the morning finding out.
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Some hp's cycle well and some don't. You can't really tell by hand-cycling. My P6 runs fine with Hornady Critical Defense.
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I thought I read somewhere that as long as the hollowpoints are 115 grn, they should feed properly in the P6. I haven't tested this yet, but I plan to test this using 9BP...
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I thought it had more to do with the shape of the bullet rather than the weight.
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Nothing to confirm the mags are original to the gun...

If the feed ramp was designed for military ball/FMJ, there was no need for it to feed HP rounds.
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:51 AM   #10
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They can update your feedramp for around 30 bucks.
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The feed ramp on my new P6 looks like the 225 ramp in the above picture. It feed about 150 JHP 124 grain Montana Gold this morning. The accuracy is great 2" at 25 yards off the rest. This is a keeper P6 no doubt. It even feed JHP with a magazine that won't feed FMJ in my older P6.
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What is the feed problem Ramp or magazine??? I have aodel have to look see and try hollow points
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my numbers matching '80 P6 has a ramp like the one on the right in the photo. Mine is not nearly as polished as that one, but it was feeding the Federal 147's JHP on Saturday just fine.
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Using an older P6 for home defense

I am planning on using a P6 as my home defense gun. It is from 1981 and has the older barrel design. I was wondering if the hollow point reliability issue would be negated if I were to chamber a hollow point and load the magazine with non-hollow point rounds?
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PecatonicaJoe-I did the same thing with my first p6 which was made in '84 and I tested it at the range and never had any issues. Definitely try it first before leaving the p6 as your HD gun to make sure that follow up shot will feed if you need it!
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