Maybe you got good old American flu. Make illness great again!
Nice. Later production than mine, and it's the safety model. I have an 04 decocker model, no rail, with the M9 style trigger gaurd. Blued slide.
It was just so cheap to buy 9mm I just did the hand loading to try it out. Frustrating would not even come close to explaining my experience so I sold the dies and bullet mold I had. Now in hindsight I wish I had them because I would try a little harder to find a suitable load . It was never a matter of needing a gas check but more of a problem finding the correct hardness to contact the feed ramp and not leave lead or lube residue. As nice of a gun as I can imagine I sold because it did not fire lead well . Big mistake now I gotta buy wifey a gun that costs twice as much to get a P95 again that I bought for her in the first place. I’m a loser🙁Nice. Later production than mine, and it's the safety model. I have an 04 decocker model, no rail, with the M9 style trigger gaurd. Blued slide.
On lead in 9mm, when hand loading, you can always cast them, with a copper gas check. Helps solve some of the issues created with lead at higher velocities.
Same thing I do with my hard cast 147 grain loads, for the .357s.
I got two suggestions. First up, if you to try again study on Lee molds. I got several that work very well, Next, it might be worthwhile to study on water quenching. Also, check out Rotometals Super Hard, There are many ways to skin that cat..Your bullets were too soft. When I water quench the bullets are some softer than Linotype. That hardness is by a relatively crude way of measuring. So far, those techniques have worked very well for me. .Bullets being the right diameter is a given.Frustrating would not even come close to explaining my experience so I sold the dies and bullet mold
I use 3 different alloys the softest is 96% lead 2% tin 2% antimony mid grade is 93% lead 3%tin 4%antimony and hard is 90% lead 3% tin and 7% antimony. I usually only water quench the softer 96 2 and 2. These usually work good with everything I shoot but the 9mm just confounded me. I never tried a gas check mold but I didn’t think checks were necessary at those velocities. Maybe should have tried PC but at that time 9mm ammo was available and cheap so I simply gave up.I wonder what alloy your are using when you quench your bullets. Unalloyed lead, I have been told, will not quench. If you want share some of your problems. Some of the folks in the peanut gallery can chip in with experience.Another problem loading for auto is COL. Too long can ruin your day.