...with my Ruger SR9c. I'll set the picture. When I am home, I unload the handgun, safety check it, pull the trigger, insert the mag then lock it in the little lock box I have for it. The reason I pull the trigger is so that there is no tension on the spring for the firing pin. Now, I am not a gun smith and don't know all the technical stuff, but the military has ingrained the pulling of the trigger on firearms when storing them. If this is false, won't hurt anything or doesn't matter, please let me know. Anyhoo, the issue I have is this...when the pistol is in the configuration listed above, (chamber empty, trigger pulled and mag in), when I go to chamber a round, the first round (and only first) gets hung up on the tip of the firing pin. It will do this whether I just rack the slide or even lock the slide back and then put it forward. I've tested the pistol with no mag and noticed something interesting. With no mag in, I can rack it, insert mag and rack it again to chamber a round with no issues. This goes for simply racking back or locking the slide, inserting mag, then chambering a round. Okay, I hope that wasn't confusing. What I noticed was that in the original configuration as listed first, when I rack it or lock the slide, I notice the firing pin doesn't retract into the slide when there is a mag in. When I take the mag out, rack it (or lock slide back) the firing pin retracts like it should. So why would the firing retract when no mag is in and not retact when there IS a mag in? I've fired this pistol many times with no other issues. Please advise. Thanks in advance and Happy Holidays.