So this is not a true continuation of my previous thread. After some more range experience I have realized it is not the mags that are the problem. The gun itself is the problem. Today was malfunction day. Failure to feed, double feed, failure to go back into battery, ejecting casings (very painfully) into the left side of my forehead and I shoot right handed
I've attached some pictures (some are out of focus and I apologize I had to hold the camera one handed).
By the way, I had one casing that managed to end up standing straight up when it fed. Any idea how that is possible? I was using Federal Champion FMJ 230 grain.
Obviously it needs to go back to S&W, but I thought if anyone else experiences these errors at least this would serve as a reference.
Lastly, I have zero faith in this gun. To be honest I don't even want it back, the only reason I would send it in is to have it fixed for when I trade it. I had a failure to feed or failure to go back into battery at least once a magazine. Would I be out of line asking the retail store for store credit back on the purchase? Would S&W be willing to do anything? I'd almost rather have anything else back.