This will be my first post, thought I should familiarize myself with the site before jumping in.
I recently purchased a Diamondback .380 for a backup to my backup. I was drawn in by the small size and excellent sights. The day I bought it I fired approximately 30 rounds of Federal Hydoshock 90grn Reduced Recoil through it. Experienced failure to feed on EVERY mag. Fired first shot, slide goes back, strips round from mag, round feed jams before going into battery. I strip the mag, rack rack rack, re-insert and fire the rest of the mag.
I say to myself "Self, thats not good." So I take it home and clean it. Read the instruction manual, discover that there is a 100rnd break in period. No-problem, I go out and buy a couple of boxes of .380 ammo (50rnds Remington, 50rnds Atlanta Arms reloads) and go back to the range. Failure to feed mag after mag. Plus one failure to eject about 60rnds in. End range session after 130 rnds, upset but willing to give Diamondback a chance to make it right.
Call Diamondback, am told the gunsmith is out to lunch and will call me back. Recieve no return call.
The positives- accurate small gun, excellent sights, easy pocket carry.
The negatives- Feedjam after feedjam after feedjam.
I personally have no use for a gun that I can not rely on. Will be downloading this gun ASAP.
Just thought you all should know.