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Ladies and Gents,
I have a new Springfield EMP 9mm. I've been going through the break-in process with FMJ ball ammo, and it runs perfectly. After 300 rounds, I tried Corbon JHP and Speer JHP today, and had FTF problems. Seems the nose of the hollow point is getting caught up on the feed ramp.

Any advice on a JHP brand that has a more rounded nose, and is suitable as a defense round? I went with the 9mm because it seems the ammo and performance has improved dramatically, but I need to find a good defense load that will also feed reliably in my weapon!

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TM
 

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TM,

Try the Federal 115 Gr HP (9BP) or the Remington 115 Gr. JHP. Both feed well in about anything.
Unfortunately, this will be a trial and error. At least at this point you know that FMJ's run 100% in your pistol.

I/We would be interested in seeing some pics of your EMP and a write up it you get time.

Good luck.

Wes
 

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Hi Mister Keegan,

Sir, If I may say so, I'm more than a little bothered by a new pistol that will handle round nose ammo but balk at commonly available loads with a more truncated profile. That's somewhat of a throwback to days of old when pistolsmiths made much of their living by throating automatic pistols originally set up only to shoot round nosed loads. It seems to me that a modern manufacturer should have the feed system of a newly designed pistol set up to handle just about any common defensive load, especially since the 9mm's defensive potential is so dependent on which load is used.

Which leads me to ask if you might have some roughness on the ramp that could account for this? If not, sir, may I politely suggest that you consider running the factory's 800 phone bill up a notch or two and register a bit of a protest? I'm not convinced that I would take responsibility for correcting their problem by imposing an ammunition restriction on myself......And I think that by searching for a functional load without holding them to account you are being unfair to yourself, IMHO. I would respectfully suggest you require them to answer some pointed questions before you accept their glitch as a matter of your responsibility instead of theirs. I guess I just don't think you should have to spend that kind of money for a brand new gun and then be required to restrict yourself to specific ammunition types. That strikes me as being very wrong.

Pardon me for sticking my nose in your business, sir, and I certainly don't mean to tell you how to run your affairs, but I think you're getting the short end of the stick here. Again, big IMHO's.

Best wishes for a really fine Christmas.

Jerry
 

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Cor-bon's Pow'R Ball ammo provides the reliability of ball ammo with the expansion of a JHP. You might check that out. It's snappy. I've used it from time to time when I felt the need for the utmost in reliability from my carry ammo. I've since switched to Winchester Ranger due to their performance, but I still have a few boxes of the Pow'R Ball and don't feel the slightest bit undergunned with it.
 

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keegan1696- You don't have enough rounds through your pistol. Try different types ammo and let the parts mesh together if thats the right word. Springfield will make it right if you send it back to them but you may just need to try different ammo while you are breaking it in.
Good Luck with your new Springfield- Gib

You might also call Springfield and tell them your issue. They have been very helpful to me on my 1911s when I had questions.
 
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