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The gun possibly may not be going into battery. I have had this happen on a M&P when I manually loaded a round in the chamber.

OP. what happens if you start with a full mag and empty chamber? If you rack the slide it should strip and chamber the first round and empty the mag as you continue racking the slide.
Do this with the muzzle pointed in a safe direction and KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER.
 

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Carefully unload, field strip, and clean your pistol. Pay particular attention to the bolt face, the extractor pawl and the chamber. Excess firing, and a lack of cleaning can cause this problem. Brown Vinegar is good, at breaking down gunpowder residue, and soot. get the jumbo box of Q-tips, next time you're at the store.

At final inspection and lubrication, apply lubrication very sparingly. Q-tips, once again.
 

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Carefully unload, field strip, and clean your pistol. Pay particular attention to the bolt face, the extractor pawl and the chamber. Excess firing, and a lack of cleaning can cause this problem. Brown Vinegar is good, at breaking down gunpowder residue, and soot. get the jumbo box of Q-tips, next time you're at the store.

At final inspection and lubrication, apply lubrication very sparingly. Q-tips, once again.
This problem was observed new out of the box before ever firing. I probably should have led with that bit of info.
 

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Carefully unload, field strip, and clean your pistol. Pay particular attention to the bolt face, the extractor pawl and the chamber. Excess firing, and a lack of cleaning can cause this problem. Brown Vinegar is good, at breaking down gunpowder residue, and soot. get the jumbo box of Q-tips, next time you're at the store.

At final inspection and lubrication, apply lubrication very sparingly. Q-tips, once again.
Be careful of them q-tips when cleaning. Pieces of cotton strands can be left behind and cause further problems.

If it were me, I'd cut up an old pair of underwear or somergjing into little squares and use them instead of cotton tips; until you learn more.

q-tips can be your enemy if used wrong.
 
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