So I finally moved it a few months ago. Into the library downstairs.
Much better ambiance. Very cold during the Winter - I don't spend much time downstairs because it's not pleasant - but a space heater can deal with that well enough. But I had so much going on that I really didn't get going until the last couple weeks.
So now I've been testing.
Three failures to load, two different magazines. But if I simply throw them in again they fire fine. I think it's the magazines.
Now I need to make the shooter better. I'm pulling left. Can't feel it or see it except the end results on the target. Sometimes over-compensate to the right. Can't feel that or see that except for the end results on the target, either. Kinda funny. But getting better.
Discovered today that clearing a jam while shooting on a +90 degree day can be a bit of a challenge. After standing in the full sun to shoot for a half hour I was sweating so much I couldn't get a solid grip on the slide. Thought I was going to have to go into the office and have Jerry do it. Or sit in the AC and pet Lucy until my palms were dry enough.