I edited out a few things from your original post to focus on the important points and this is just my 2c worth of input for you to consider and reject. You won't offend me Everyone has slightly different results :First rounds I sent through it were CCI/Speer Tactical 40gr bulk. All 300 rounds fired flawlessly.
I had picked up a 325 bulk pack of Federal Automatic target grade and had a lot of FTE with one FTF. Has anyone else seen this problem?
After the first range visit I did clean the pistol and made sure to apply CLP to the rails, slide and anywhere else that rubs. *edit* And yes, I cleaned it again after today. I clean my firearms after each visit.
I'm going to try the blazer rounds next, but only get a 50 rd box to try em. The CCI/Speer Tac cost me $30 for 300, compare that to 2.49 per 50 of the Blazer.