Ok, now I know why I got the gun so cheap, it has ALL the typical problems. First, Stingers had a lot of FTL issues, I found if I just push the slide forward they would go in. The cheap CCI bulk ammo didn't have the same issue, but looking at the ramp, it's not highly polished like other firearms and there's a lip going into the barrel. One recommendation I received at the club range last night was to put a very small chamfer on the bottom barrel to help avoid getting hung up. Second big issue, which may help cause the first issue, the bottom of the safety on the slide has a major interference with the hammer. I don't know if the safety can be removed without impacting normal operations, but an alternative would be to grind down the surface slightly to get rid of the interference. I don't see any down side to that repair. Should I send it into Walther and pay them to do a checkup/repair on it? It's a cute little gun, and I can see my wife being a lot more willing to carry that firearm on a daily basis over her 9.