I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I had a LC9 on order from my local dealer for my wife.
So as the rest of the story goes something like this. We get the gun, look feel size everything is spot on for my wife. So when she goes to the gun shop to pickup the gun and fill out the paper work, she calls and asks if she needs to get some ammo, I said ya get a couple of boxes as we don't have another 9mm. So she comes home happy as can be with her new gun and the ammo. I precede to do an initial cleaning to insure everything is in good working order before our first range day with the new gun. We go to the range and she sets up with the gun and starts firing. halfway through the first mag, she as a failure to fire, so we cycle the slide and go on, well this starts happening a lot in fact I only used about half of the ammo in each box my wife purchased, with about 1.5 FTF's per clip, from 2 seperate boxes (both the same lot of 115 fmj's from Fiocchi). I was more than a little annoyed by this. In addition when it did fire I noticed the wife was really afraid of the recoil after a few rounds.
At this point I'm thinking that I'm going to just return the gun and get the wife a 380. Not a good start with the new gun. So before i decide to take the gun back I go and buy 2 more boxes of ammo some Remington and some Winchester, and head back to the range just to verify that it is the gun and not the ammo. This time not a single FTF, so I am thrilled by that. In fact I used it in my first IDPA match and placed 7 of 20. So I think I ended up with a good BUG, out of the deal but I'm still on the hunt for a gun for the wife, which i'm pretty sure is now down to just 380's....
Side not to all you IDPA guys, I did my first one this past week and had a great time, enjoyed it a lot more than just bullseye shooting. I seemed to have taken to it pretty well as I was shooting a new gun, in a new competition and still placing 7th out of 20 people. I'm going to have to make that part of my practice schedule.