Originally Posted by qwiksdraw
This may sound dumb and get me run out of here, but I will ask anyway: When you release the slide are you still holding on to the slide? I have seen people hold the slide so as to gently load the chamber, especially when handling a new gun. As you know, if you throw off the timing in the loading cycle the gun may have a failure to feed and/or other cycle related failures.
Not dumb and a fair comment since OP said it was his 2nd gun. We don't run people out of here for valid comments. Welcome to the forum!
OP: If you can strip the gun down, try simply putting a round in the chamber with just the barrel in hand. If the round fits reasonably, problem is probably feeding.
Also, if the gun is brand spanking new, it could have grease in it. Clean thoroughly and retest.