Got the wife a PX4 compact 9 mm for our wedding anniversary. She is super excited to have her first semi auto.
Took her to the range today, 2nd round jammed##&$(@@ *#&&#&7#7
Shot 30 rounds of ammo (PMC 115 gr fmj) and 3-4 times per mag, ammo failed to feed. Often a stovepipe, but mostly didn't come up from the magazine. Fired round would eject, but the round from the mag wouldn't feed all the way. Point being, the bullet end of the round would not make it up into the throat of the barrel. It would often be pointing up, perhaps at 45+ degree angle, but not going into the chamber. At times, we would have that along with a stove pipe from the spent round.
I took gun home, cleaned it, double checked manual on assembly, got 100 rounds of Federal 115 gr fmj from Walmart and went back to range just now. I shot 60 rounds with no jamming. Wife still had sporadic jamming (2-3 jams per 40 rounds). I am thinking she was limpwristing likely and we will focus on this. Was doing so then ran out of the Federal ammo. Still trying to decide what to do, if anything. Send to Beretta? Change springs? Keep shooting and improve on wife's technique? Reason I wonder, should a gun be that sensitive to limp wristing? I was able to create a jammed case by holding EXTREMELY lightly. Makes me wonder if she had these few jams for this or another reason.
After we used the 100 rounds of Federal ammo, tried to shoot the last 70 or so rounds of PMC. Got the same consistent jammings I spoke of above. Does this gun hate this ammo or what? Felt like all was well with Federal, then the gun is jamming left and right with the PMC. All I can find online suggest this is very unusual for the PX4. Did we get a lemon perhaps. Just not sure what course to take. Will clean gun now and run out and buy some more ammo and shoot first thing in the morning. Hate for such a sentimental gift to not work perfectly. Any suggestion here would be appreciated. I have shot guns for 25 years and own a dozen assorted semi automatics. Never dealt with anything like this before.