The way i check my 9 rounds is: dry cycle a mag full of random rounds out of the 100 I load, then with the action open and locked,drop another mag full of loaded rounds into the chamber,seat with thumb pressure,tilt the pistol up and gravity should let the round fall out. This is a go no go test for my pistol and reloads. Havent had any trouble yet. *I cannot recommend this to any other person due to liability factors, use this method at your own risk. : ) Good luck .