I took my new Kimber Aegis Elite Pro out this past Sunday and put about 150 rounds down range. First time shooting this gun. We were shooting steel. First 100 rounds were factory Winchester. I shot about 10 yards out. With the Winchester ammo, I experienced several failures to completely make it back into battery. The loads were also hotter than I am used to (I have been shooting .45 reloads). But the accuracy was pretty good (any failure to hit was shooter failure). Second round of ammo were reloads, approx 50 rounds. It was a reload my husband did for his Glock 21 and whoa daddy did I get a ton of failures to return to battery. I had a couple where I couldn't get it back into battery at all, the slide was jammed and I had to have my husband pull the slide back for me. He thinks the rounds were slightly too long for my gun, but also, these were not your normal hardball type ammo that I understand the 1911 likes so much, these had little divots in the middle of the bullets and were more cone-shaped (I do not know the technical term, sorry!). It got to be a joke: shoot, check for battery, whack the back of the slide, shoot It wasn't all bad, though. Some rounds just did their thing like they were supposed to. But at that point I was just anticipating another failure. It could be my grip, but I was also shooting my husband’s old Rock Island 1911 and that old beast performed flawlessly. One of the things husband and I both noticed was that the Kimber has a tendency to hitch badly about the last 1/8th of the slide travel, where the slide and barrel lock together (if that makes sense?), when we racked it, especially at first when we had just gotten it. I spent a lot of time just racking the slide and after shooting, this hitch wasn't as bad, but is still there a bit. I think it's just from the tight tolerances that these pistols are built to and we need to just keep wearing her in. I may also need to switch to slim grips due to my smaller hands, but we’ll see how it goes this weekend.