DB9 further thoughts and a little Berreta Nano thoughts.
Spent 2 more range days with the DB9 to get more of a feel of the gun. Plus all the negative comments I have seen around the net I wanted to see if I could rely on this gun. I have now put around 600 rounds through it. As stated before I had 3 FTFs in the first 200 rounds. The next 400 rounds went completely uneventful except when I was trying things that would cause FTF in almost any gun. My conclusion to this point on the reliability of the gun is really user and ammo dependent. If you for one second get relaxed with your grip on this gun you will have FTF or FTE. I really struggled with it with one handed drills, and frequently induced FTFs. I had zero issue with my traditional two handed grip. I also am sure it would be ammo finicky, but 400 mixed rounds of Winchester White box, Aguila, and Hornady Critical defense all fed perfectly two handed. Accuracy was spot on for me for my level of marksmanship, which is pretty average. The major negative still to this point is how uncomfortable the gun is to shoot over 50 rounds. It is just plain snappy and the texture will rip up your palms after awhile. In a self defense situation I'm sure you would not notice. I am also not a big fan of the trigger.
I also got a chance to shoot the nano at one trip to the range. A guy next to me was really struggling with stove piping it every other round. He asked if I would like to shoot it as well to see if I would have the same issue. I put 2 magazines through it with no issue and actually enjoyed shooting it way more than the DB9. Was less rough on my hands and felt much less snappy. The reason I add this little note on the nano is I think these little nines are all very finicky to weak grips. He was frustrated with the Nano and I found it to be awesome and feed every round. I know I only shot 12 rounds, but it was smooth as butter. I think with any of the micro nines we are going to see lots of bad reviews and complaints about FTF problems. I've seen bad comments on almost everyone of them DB9,Kahr, Sig, Nano, and Keltec. I won't say all but I bet 95% are user error. Needless to say, but I'll probably purchase a Nano as well.
Here is about 50 rounds with the DB9 at 10&15 yards. Couple of fliers but not bad.
Here is the gun after 600 rounds and a cleaning.