The FTF's could be the result of something as simple as the way you grip the gun. Make sure your strong hand is as far up the handle as you can possibly get. The handle is small to start out with and you need to get the web of your hand jammed up into the curved back of the handle. Then make sure both hands firmly grip the pistol. Try keeping wrists locked. Because of it's size, the P380 needs all of it's recoil to cycle. My wife was having the problems you described when she first purchased the P380 and firming up her grip solved the problems. Good luck!