Well I found some mags at a local supplier and the gun ran like a champ. I was pretty much done with my mandatory 500 round run on a new gun I'll carry concealed and then another mishap took place. It looks like the trigger bar snapped so I called DB again and talked to Scott about the problem. It appears that there are a few bad trigger bars out there so he issued a return label and put me on the hot rush repair list as well. They are going to go through the gun completely and will repair adjust or replace anything they think might be a problem free of charge. I understand how these things can happen because of my manufacturing background. Everything looks good, tests good but after being put into use you end up with an almost immediate mechanical failure. Shit happens. One thing I can say is the customer service is exceptional and so is their warranty. I'm sure the gun will end up meeting my criteria for a solid reliable CCW gun and will become part of my persoanl CCW rotation.
Hell I've had Colt Pythons and Smith 27s go bonkers on me but that's what extensive testing is for.
Since I am retired now--and it's hard or impossible to get a lot of the newest handguns in California--my days of "messing" with the newest handguns are presumably over. I just enjoy shooting the many good guns I own. I will just say that I have yet to meet a "micro-compact" full power auto pistol I would trust my life to. Maybe I am doing a disservice to some good guns, but based on past experience I shun the breed! A 3 1/2-inch barrel is as short as I would go.
Jan there are some really interesting new guns hitting the scene these days. I'm an old wheel gun guy and I thought I would never see the day that awheel gun would have a polymer frame, tritium night sights and a cam trigger system. Then the LCR came out and after firing it I had to rethink a few things and now I carry one on nearly a daily basis. Now Springfield is coming out with a micro XD in 45 ACP. The damn thing is small but it still has a 3.3 inch barrel. Better steels, high strength allows and polymers are changing the gun world like crazy. Of course good luck getting my 2.5 inch Python, my registered 27 or my old Colt 1911 from me. LOL. Everything else is negotiable but not them 3.