I shot my LCP for the first time today and had no problem with the American Eagle target rounds. It fed the whole box of 50 without a problem, and the round was easy to rack into the chamber.
After that, I tried a couple of the Federal Hydra-Shok rounds and noticed that the rounds were more difficult to chamber. Even though I only test-fired 7 of them (very expensive), they all fired without failure, but it was quite obvious that the hollow points were more difficult to feed since the nose of the bullet is flatter. This makes me question the usefulness of the Hydra-Shok as a defense round.
I'm glad that you posted this on the forum because it's nice to know that others share the same experience. My small test sample isn't large enough to come up with a strong conclusion. This ammo is so darn expensive that it's not economically feasible for me to do extensive testing (if you know what I mean).
Without even shooting it, I manually rack the rounds into the chamber and I notice that quite often the bullet doesn't feed into the chamber and gets stuck on the bottom of the feed ramp, keeping the slide open. I am guessing it is because of the flat hollow point bullet.
Anyone else experience this? Do you think this would cause jamming during firing?
This is my first post to this forum. I think this is a great forum and I'm glad I bought this great little gun. It's a great addition!