Back at the range this week with only my wife’s Browning compact, 4 standard Browning mags mags preloaded the day before with Sellier & Bellot FMJ, and the 2 previously modified “wireless” magazines mentioned in previous posts unloaded. The gun was clean and well (over) lubricated and so were all 6 mags. Net result, shot a full 50 round box of Seller & Bellot with ZERO fail feed, and Zero stove pipes and zero ejection of unfired cartridges. Then loaded 2 standard mags with PMC FMJ, and in both cases, the initial cartridge was presented nose down. after several tries, was able to get the initial cartridge “nose up” and the 8 round magazine cycled properly. Next, shot 16 rounds of Fort Scott and 16 rounds of Hornady CD, and finally, a mag with 4 each Hornady and Fort Scott with ZERO issues. The modified magazines never locked the slide back after last shot, and the unmodified magazines never failed to lock the slide back after last round I don’t understand much of what I know about all this, but this was far and away the best day for the gun. Perhaps part of the improvement is more rounds and more lubrication, but that does not explain why S&B works and PMC (and others) do not. If the practice ammo has to be S&B and the defense ammo is Fort Scott or Hornady, and we continue to prove it is a reliable combination, we can live with that. I plan to try to replicate this trial with the full size gun next week. I’m not modifying ejectors until I replicate this trial. I don’t think Browning should ever sell a gun so sensitive to feeding issues that you are limited to a couple of brands of ammo, but it is such a fantastic shooting gun that I’m not sure I want Browning near it if I can avoid it. ADDED INFO See photo - A. left side cartridge is PMC which repeatedly presented first cartridge nose slightly down causing a jam when slide was closed. B. Center is S &B which performed flawlessly over a 50 round box. C. Right is Hornady CD which performed flawlessly in a box of 25. Note diff in machining at the brass base between PMC and S&B and Hornady. Also, the Hornady conical bullet shape seems to be forgiving. OK, apparently the “Forum gods” think I am not allowed to upload the photo. I will try to work it out. It’s very interesting and relevant to this issue.