:exclamation ARG Matey!! Welcome to KTOG :exclamation
Be sure you aren't guiding the slide forward. Even the most experienced guy does. I tend to do this when I get a new shooter, just because I'm watching the action so closely. Yank it open and let it pop shut! F&B will help with this for sure, but it isn't necessary by the sound of it. A good clean as well a good gun grease and finalizing the break in is probably all you need. This all makes the action slicker, and that extra friction/drag you currently have may be what's keeping that first round from chambering as expected (YMMV). Once it was broke in and with proper clean/lube, my wife's 3AT can go hundreds of rounds before another cleaning (just a quick bore punch every couple hundred).
[smiley=engel017.gif]Your other shooter may have you spoiled as well since it is all broke in and happy.
I recommend Clean + Lube, then Fuggettabout the FTEs (it's new and you were shooting handloads!). Take it back out with quality factory ammo when you can and give it another go paying close attention to limpwristing if you are tired, it will be fine !!!! Have fun and be safe! [smiley=beer.gif]