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You did good!
It seems it’s hard to snag a DW these days! I’m never going to let go of my DWs - in fact, I’m trying to figure out how to take them with me when I go!
Have fun and good luck with it.
 

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Well the range session didn't go very good. The slide would not lock back with the DW, Ed Brown, or Wilson magazines. I planned on putting a few 124 HST's through it but the 3rd round FTF so I ended up only shooting around 12 or 13 of them. On a positive note I shot 50 124g American Eagle with no hiccups. The trigger has zero creep and a nice clean break and the overall accuracy was pretty good. Here's a picture of the target shot 50-50 from 5yds and 7yds. It should be a nice shooter once I get the issues sorted out.

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...in fact, I’m trying to figure out how to take them with me when I go!
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Interesting to ponder, and taken with @AVG 's suggestion, how would that play out with your descendants?
When the 2nd Amendment is nullified and the ATF shows up at their door, while everyone else is talking about a boating accidents, they can honestly say, "Oh, he took them with him when he passed on..."
 

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Interesting to ponder, and taken with @AVG 's suggestion, how would that play out with your descendants?
When the 2nd Amendment is nullified and the ATF shows up at their door, while everyone else is talking about a boating accidents, they can honestly say, "Oh, he took them with him when he passed on..."
If my descendants or the ATF wants ‘em, they can come ‘n get ‘em!! 😄👍
 

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Well the range session didn't go very good. The slide would not lock back with the DW, Ed Brown, or Wilson magazines.
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I did my Guardian break-in with FMJs. I put 400 rounds (going for 500), shoot 50, clean, shoot 50, repeat to ~500. I never had any FTF or FTE. I did have one time the slide didn't lock back. I honestly don't recall if it was a Wilson or DW mag, but as it was mid-way through the 400, I figure it was just an anomaly.

I'm sure somebody knowledgeable (not me) will pipe up with some things to check on the slide locking back. Good luck.
 

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To the OP:
If you eat a specific food and have an allergic reaction to it - you avoid it. Pistols can be as fussy about what they eat.
You’re targets are a lot better than very good!
Enjoy!
 

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Just finished cleaning and trying to figure out the issues and noticed this on the feed ramp. I honestly don't think this caused the FTF with the HST's since it was 1/3rd of the way into the chamber but it's something I want to get addressed. Just for reference this is my 7th DW pistol and I understand you're going to have issues with anything eventually but it sucks to be me this time LOL. Anyway, here's a list of the DW's I've had and a picture of the feed ramp. One last thing. I'm a trigger snob and the trigger on this ECP doesn't disappoint.
(2) Guardian's: 9mm and .45
(1) Specialist Government: 9mm
(1) TCP: 9mm
(2) ECP: 9mm (includes this one)
(1) Valkyrie: 9mm (wish I would have kept this one)

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One last thing. I'm a trigger snob...
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This is the reason I love the 1911 and willingly accept lower capacity.

I understand, for most people, a DA/SA or DAO only is probably the best solution for them, especially if they are going to train less, and/or are uncomfortable carrying cocked and locked, and/or they prioritize having 15+ rounds.

I like nice triggers. I am much more likely to practice and do drills if I have a nice trigger, and the added practice means I am better prepared. I just don't enjoy shooting creepy, jerky, gritty, inconsistent triggers with 12lb pulls. All my flintlocks have double set triggers for a reason.
 

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I like the H&K pistols a lot, and found with a new 2000 9mm, it occasionally malfunctioned at first, so shot a box of NATO 9 mm thru it, which I guess set the moving parts into correct sequence or something, and thousands of rounds later, never another malfunction. I have some DW's too, one of my carry pistols is a .45 ECO. Not one malfunction in that pistol in about a thousand rounds. Enjoy your new DW. NV
 

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I like the H&K pistols a lot, and found with a new 2000 9mm, it occasionally malfunctioned at first, so shot a box of NATO 9 mm thru it, which I guess set the moving parts into correct sequence or something, and thousands of rounds later, never another malfunction. I have some DW's too, one of my carry pistols is a .45 ECO. Not one malfunction in that pistol in about a thousand rounds. Enjoy your new DW. NV
I have 2 VP9's with optics also and for the money they're hard to beat. I've never had a failure of any kind with either one of them. I pretty much only use 124g in my 9mm's and the NATO always seems pretty consistent.
 

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It shouldn’t affect feeding - but I’d sure let CS see those pics. And while you’re at it, let them know about your concerns. I’m sure they’ll fix things up for you.
 
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