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Old 09-26-2010, 07:54 PM
IronForge IronForge is offline
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lower and flare ejection port




I recently picked up a GI champion. This has the standard, not lowered, ejection port. So far it has not bothered me.

Is there any *performance* reason to lower and flare the ejection port? If there isn't I will probably leave the ejection port as-is.
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Old 09-26-2010, 10:06 PM
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if you don't get empty brass hitting you in the forehead(not drawing blood)....i'd leave it alone.
i had mine (SA GI) lowered because i reload....high ejection port would badly ding my brass.
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Old 09-27-2010, 09:35 AM
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I had mine done a couple of weeks ago while it was in for warranty work. It sure is nice not getting popped in the forehead every other round. Plus it looks kinda cool.

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Old 09-27-2010, 10:38 AM
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If I were you, I would try some +P SD loads in it and see how your brass turns out. If you don't plan on reloading it, don't worry. I ruined a bunch of brass till I had my ejection port lowered.
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Old 09-30-2010, 10:25 PM
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If I were you, I would try some +P SD loads in it and see how your brass turns out. If you don't plan on reloading it, don't worry. I ruined a bunch of brass till I had my ejection port lowered.
I do plan on reusing the brass, so it sounds like that will be a consideration.
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Old 10-01-2010, 12:11 AM
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Lowered and flared also adds to the rounds being ejected cleanly, helps to prevent stovepipes and jams on ejection.

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Old 10-01-2010, 12:33 AM
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If your brass is ejecting cleanly with the loads you are running and not hitting the side of the port or hitting you in the head then leave it. Doesn't sound like you are currently having an issue.
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Old 10-01-2010, 02:43 AM
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I agree with DirtyRod.

My GI has never had an issue with the standard ejection port. Once in a blue moon brass will eject straight back, or get dinged somewhat badly. I provide my professional reloader (if you see this, thanks dad) with brass and he hasn't had any complaints about the dings. He shoots an old colt with a standard ejection port as well.

So I say if your brass aint broke don't lower it.
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Old 10-01-2010, 07:59 AM
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if you don't get empty brass hitting you in the forehead(not drawing blood)....i'd leave it alone.
i had mine (SA GI) lowered because i reload....high ejection port would badly ding my brass.
Most EXCELLENT advice. If my 1911 didn't come lowered, and it doesn't effect performance, I leave it be.

Several of my Champions are as is, and they eject just as designed.
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Old 10-01-2010, 08:35 AM
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Whenever I shoot my GI I never get tagged by the brass but as soon as I let my brother or one of my friends shoot, sure enough they get it right on the forehead.
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Old 10-01-2010, 08:47 AM
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"Lowered and flared also adds to the rounds being ejected cleanly, helps to prevent stovepipes and jams on ejection."

So does tuning the firearm properly.
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Old 10-01-2010, 01:00 PM
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Whenever I shoot my GI I never get tagged by the brass but as soon as I let my brother or one of my friends shoot, sure enough they get it right on the forehead.
Sounds like limpwristing or other improper form. You can either "fix" the gun to accomodate their technique or fix the shooter. Either that or you and the gun are screwed up and they are all shooting correctly
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