"Problem I am experiencing is mainly feeding the first round from a fresh mag. maybe I am riding the slide............I don't just flip the release lever and let it slam shut..............maybe I'll try this.........no issues with firing when it feeds correctly"
There's your answer. No problems to feed after you " ride the slide"
Each shot you take is just like letting the slide " slam " down
There's no need to " ride " it.
I have close to 1k rounds thru my Neos in little over a month since I've got it.
I only had one or two failure to fire and that wasn't the gun.