I have had my p226 for more than 15 years..... thousands of rounds thru her. The only malfunction I have ever had was a squib load from wolf wpa steel case. My wife got a bullet stuck in the barrel about 1inch in, either the was no powder or just too little. After pounding out the stuck bullet, it has again ran flawlessly.
This is of course like the OP, a sample one one pistol, maybe the OP just has a lemon.
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