the good: things started off very well today.. i was at wally world, and decided to "ease" my way to the sporting area. my wally world hasn't had any 9mm in stock for 5 wks. "yes, we do have 9mm ammo in stock today. we also have the winchester value pack (100 rounds) for $18.00." did i mention it's 84degress and sunny today? called a friend up, and he said, "i'm not going to be at my house, but you can come by and set a few targets if you like." i grabbed a few toys, and off i went.. zoom zoom c9- fired 6 clips with no problems... if you don't think she is top heavy, try going through 6 clips without a break. :shock: i fired a mixture of winchester, blazer, and s&p... no sight adjustment needed from last range visit. the bad... marlin 30.30 - POW!! after warming up with the c9, i took a snack break, and removed my ear plugs. first shot with the marlin made me realized why i always wear ear protection. did someone said something? i love this rifle, and the lever action on it. i'm not still quite comfortable with her, but we will learn to love each other... the ugly 995 - after firing a 20 round box of ammo with the marlin, i was looking forward to something smoother, and decided my carbine 995 would be the answer. 1st mag was smooth like butter. no ftf or fte. wow, not bad for a new mag. 2 mag.. JAM on 1st round. no problem, charging handle spitted it out like an old piece of gum. JAM on 2 rd... this time no luck with the charging handle. eject mag, dump out round, but my charging handle remaned "stucked to the rear." i could not release my charging handle from the rear position. check the chamber twice, and it's empty. before i contact hi point, anyone has any advice why this happen? fyi - i was using all new mags today, and i did have them following loaded for 2 weeks before my range visit. before this visit to the range, i only fired 50 rounds through my 995, with blazer ammo.