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Edit: Will the slide lock back with an empty mag in it if you manually rack the slide all the way back? If it will, see below.

How tight is the slide to frame fit? Might just need some break-in. I rack a new 1911 a few hundred times first, then shoot a few hundred more before I expect it to behave normal, (unless it’s a Colt which comes from the factory loose).

And be sure it’s lubed good.
 

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Will the slide lock back when fired without a magazine in it? Have you tried other mags? Same comment of putt a couple hundred rounds through it .
 
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If you go the “break it in” route, I’d swap out mags before they are empty for a while. Sometimes it’s not good to have a slide slamming shut without a round. Wilson includes a warning about possible wear damage from repetitively slamming the slide without a round in the chamber. Some will argue the issue, but I’d rather be safe than sorry.

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Hey Rich, I know that, that's why I am posting on here to see if I should just send it back to STI, I also Bought an edc x9 yesterday and had 20 malfunctions with federal 115 grain ammo, so annoying
 
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