Well not new to shooting though. I am a retired Special Forces Detachment Commander. Been shooting .45 and 9mm for years. I have to say that my eyes and abilities are quickly falling. I picked up a used P-3AT and love carrying it all day now. The weapon looked to be well carried but not fired. Today, my first full day with it, I put the Crimson Trace laser on it and use the Desantis holster in my front pocket. I took it to the range today and fired 15 rds of Federal 90 grain Hydra Shock JHP, which did well. Then I fired 10 rounds of PMC Bronze 90 Grain FMJ, had 3 FTF and some FTE. Then fired 25 rds of Browning Short MFS? had a 3 primer struck misfires and some FTE. Got tired of pulling immediate action and fired my other guns the rest of the day. Not once did the slide lock to the rear on an empty mag. I've never had that happen on any other gun. Is that normal for the P-3AT? I did start with an extremely clean and lubed gun. I'm not sure of the guns round count before I got it. Great site. Thanks for all your comments, I've learned quite a bit about this little beauty in short time here.