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Took my new M&P 9 to the range yesterday. 150 rounds WWB 115 FMJ. I had 3 mechanical issues. One magazine I had the rounds jammed in the double stack part after 4 shots fired. I has loading each mag with 10 rounds. Two failure to eject jams also. Will more break in time cure this? Mine seems to shoot consistently low left about 5 in. at 15 yards, two handed. Also very difficult for me to get consistent groups. I should point out that this is my first large caliber pistol however. I used to be fairly proficient with a .22 MK II. I quit shooting for 20 years, and decided I wanted to kind of get back into it. Just for reference, I got the MK II out and can still shoot reasonable groups at 15 yds. So now I have to show my ignorance. How sould the M&P be sighted? I have the adjustable sights on the MK II set up so that when the top of the blade of the front sight is even with the top of the rear notch, I can sight the center ring of the target directly above the front blade. I sighted this pistol in 25 years ago and have not touched it since. Shighting this way with the M&P puts most shots 5 in. low and 5 in. to the left. Yo correct the left issue I can drift which sight, front or rear. They both appear to be centered, but I will check them with a dial caliper. What about the low shots? Bad technique on my part? How much range time should I have to put in to become reasonably proficient?