Hi, I just picked up my Sig 226 last Friday and have to say that I really couldn't be happier with the feel of the gun or the way it shoots. Though I'm a little confused by two things: 1) The synthetic metal conditioner that came with the gun. The directions on the bottle didn't seem very clear and I'm not sure exactly how it should be used, as in to what parts it should be applied and exactly when I should put it on initially. I've cleaned the gun after I shot it but didn't apply the metal conditioner, I just used solvent and gun oil. Can anyone clarify how exactly I'm supposed to use this stuff? 2) On Sunday I put about 200 rounds (winchester white box) through my pistol. I shot 100 rounds at one location, then left and shot another 100 rounds about an hour or so later. Everything was fine up until the last 2 or 3 clips I put through it for the day. The gun would fire fine, but on the last round, it would eject the case but the slide wouldn't lock back after the clip was emptied. It would just close like it was chambering another round; one that wasn't there. I was told by an employee at the range/store that I shouldn't worry too much as the gun isn't broken in yet and to wait till it has about 500-1000 rounds through it before questioning its operation, but I'm just curious what anyone has to say or if this easily explainable. I thought Sigs were supposed to be pretty trouble free, even from the get-go. And could problem #2 be related to question #1? Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!