Llama .380 feeding problems

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by vjmusa, Feb 3, 2007.

  1. vjmusa

    vjmusa New Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    Hi from the new kid!
    Got a vintage Llama .380 that I bought new in '72 or so. Shoots ball just fine. Problem is I want something with some serious (or as serious as possible) stopping power. Federal Hydra Shocks jam miserably. Anybody got any real-world experience/recommendations? All advice welcome. Thanks
  2. Vj, you might try Glasers. In shape they are virtually identical to ball ammo and are pretty darned effective at self-defense distances. The only problem with them is that they're pretty expensive, usually about $2.00 a pop. Here's some info on them:


  3. 22WRF

    22WRF Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2004
    Humm.....My IIIA same vintage eats Hyra Shocks just as good a ball :eek:

    My not be the ammo
  4. Xracer

    Xracer *TFF Admin Staff Mediator*

    Hi vj........welcome to TFF. :)

    I've got one of those little babys and love it. However the Model IIIA was made for round nose cartridges.....and in addition some of the machine work is somewhat crude, so the feedramp might be kind of rough.

    You'll probably have to polish the feedramp and radius the step into the feed ramp. Use a fine sandpaper wrapped around a 3/8" wooden dowel. Finish off with very fine crocus cloth until you have a glass smooth surface.

  5. Oh, forgot to say: Welcome to TFF Vj! Glad to have you with us! :D
  6. Good info, X, and pertinent to me as well. I too have a IIIA that feeds unreliably. Question: wouldn't a Dremel at relatively low speed, with a soft polishing head attached, work OK? In other words, nothing hard enough to actually remove metal, just polish the surface. Not questioning your judgment here, just trying to learn something new. :D
  7. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

    Glad to have you at TFF, Vj.

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  8. Also a good choice, Southern. That polymer cap helps them to feel very well indeed.
  9. ibtrukn

    ibtrukn New Member

    May 13, 2001
    central N.J.
    my yama seemz2 gitalong jus fine on 2qts oats mix wita lil mol asses 2x adey falo wit sum gud hey an mebbe lil bits maltz n hopz mix wita lilbita h2o. dey sem2 lik fryd pinto beens mix wita lil bita musturd 4 dsert. hava nice dey:cool:
  10. SouthernMoss

    SouthernMoss *Admin Tech Staff*

    Jan 1, 2003
    SW MS
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  11. Nighthawk

    Nighthawk New Member

    Aug 22, 2006
    South Central Texas
    I'm worry and scared I could actually read this:confused: ;) :D :D
  12. ibtrukn

    ibtrukn New Member

    May 13, 2001
    central N.J.
    funi thing bout da holthing IB gots 1a dem lildubblduces look like a 1911----cute lilcritter:cool:
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