Bought this gun brand new, wanting to upgrade from my previous PT111 9mm. The grip of the .45 fits my hand much better the the 111.
Never had a jam with the 9mm (500 rounds), but the new .45 had twelve jams on my first trip to the range.
First two magazines I was using Hornady TAP 230 grain hollowpoints (my intended carrying load) and the last round of the first magazine jammed, round hung up on the feed ramp.
My second magazine had every other round hang up similarily.
I then loaded Federal hard ball, and was also having the same feed problems, at least one or two jams a clip.
All the rounds had the nose hung up on the feed ramp, which made it almost impossible to do a "rack and jack", I had to drop the magazine to clear the weapon.
My last magazine of the day I loaded back the hollowpoints, and it shot flawlessly.
My question is this, is there some kind of break in period with this particular gun, before it starts feeding reliably, or is this gun just a lemon?
I'm hesitant to carry it now, with these feed problems.
Geez, I wish Ruger would make a compact .45, I have put 3,000 rounds through my P89M and never had a hiccup.