I am right handed.
I don't think I am interfering with the slide stop.
I haven't tried to fire single handed.
As far as lube, I only placed a small amount on the points indicated in the instruction manual. Perhaps I should apply a little extra, especially to the rails, or should I continue to follow what the manual says?
Also, could a stiff new spring be causing some of the problem, and it just needs to be broken in?
So I took out my new M&P9L today for the first time at Rio Salado and had several situations arise that are probably due to "limp wristing".
I had the following issues within 150rds of ammo:
5 failure to feed where the bullet sort of got wedged up at a funky angle and didn't seat properly into the barrel.
1 time the casing got stuck as it was being ejected and the slide did not completely close.
1 time the next round did not even try to load. Trigger went click, but no bang. I pulled back the slide and there was nothing chambered.
1 time the slide did not stay open after the last round fired.
This happened with both of my factory magazines and with a variety of ammo. Ammo was 50rds each of Magtech, Remington, and PMC.
I checked out the internet and all signs pointed to user error. I must have been "limp wristing"...
So I went over to Caswell's, rented a lane, and fired off another 125rds. This time around I was specifically concentrating on holding the gun nice and tight with a firm grip....and it still happened two more times, as well as the slide not holding open after the last round two times as well.
So now what?
Does someone with some experience want to give it a go? Perhaps I am doing it wrong and could use some coaching? I can provide the ammo if you know what you are doing...
Frustrated new handgun owner
are you left or right handed?
is your grip interfering with the slide stop in anyway?
does the same thing happen when you fire single handed with either hand?
is the gun properly lubed?