Originally Posted by locutus
I must respectfully disagree. A quality weapon should function perfectly with steel case ammo. The Germans used tons of it in their Walthers during the war.
I've used thousands of rounds of Wolf, and steel case MilSiurp in a dozen or more high quality handguns without any problems.
I've seen the results of the Monarch steel cases used in a new Walther were creating problems for the new owner. The gun was purchased new and continued rapid fire was getting the Walther warm, creating FTEs. I provided some brass casings and the gun worked fine.
Most new guns and owner's require a "breaking in". The gun to smooth out parts working together. The owner to get to know how the gun functions and to build trust in the gun.
During the "break-in" I suggest quality ammo. Then there is normally no question if it was the firearm, the owner, or the ammo causing jams.
After the "break-in" period, then use whatever ammo you want.