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    Duty/combat gun should run right out of the box no break in period required imo...
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    ANY gun -- not just a duty/service pistol -- should run right out of the box with no break in period required. But, alas, stuff happens...

    And, sometimes, when stuff happens, it's not the gun that's at fault. Bad grip or bad ammo can cause unexpected problems, for example. The original poster has to do some diagnostics to know whether a call to FNH Customer Service is appropriate.

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    A duty firearm must have an evaluation period (break-in, testing) especially with service ammunition. It is a mechanical machine which does need to break-in/run-in/wear-in; evaluation/testing prior to in-service is necessary to prove the firearm is safe for duty use as your life is on the line. In closing the evaluation period (break-in, testing) is the final quality control check that certifies the firearm is fit for service and is compatible with service ammunition, a final quality control check. Note: not all ammunition will work with a pistol and not all pistols will work with a specific cartridge. The best a firearm manufacturer can hope for is most ammunition is compatible as design trade-off becomes an issue with universal ammunition compatibility. The FBI evaluation process with the selected firearm manufacturer and ammunition manufacturer is a perfect example as the pistol and ammunition are designed to work together. Another example is competition pistols that use a lighter firing pin spring used to lighten trigger pull but can no longer be reliability used with a hard primers (NATO, LEA Ammunition & Sellier and Bellot).
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    It is well known in the firearms industry that 9x19mm 115gr ammunition can cause reliability issues in new pistols. This is due to a light bullet combined with a weak-charge this is common on budget ammunition like Blazer and Winchester white box. Once the pistol wears-in and the springs set (spring elasticity), proper lubrication and maintenance (per Owner’s Manual), the firearm will reliability fire the ammunition. The exception is if the ammunition is not compatible with the pistol: bullet design, weak-charge, hard primer or case material (Brass Vs Steel).
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    The FNX-9, FNS-9 and the FN 509 all share similar design elements or origins and all have issues with some 9x19 mm 115 gr ammunition when the pistols are new. Using 124 gr - 158 gr ammunition or LE, SD, +P or +P+ ammunition will solve this issue. The exception to the 9x19 mm 115 gr ammunition is 115 gr +P or +P+ (increased charge). Lubrication or improper hold (Limp-Wristing) may be a factor.
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