I visited the range again today and learned a lot more.
After cleaning and polishing the feed ramp and chamber area, I returned to the range today. Results:
3/50 FTE - Ranier 124 gr reloads
0/50 FTE - Independence (never heard of, range ammo) 115 gr FMJ
0/50 FTE - Montana Gold 124 PHP reloads
0/10 FTE - Hornady CDs 115 gr
Additional data - My 124 gr Ranier and MG chrono'd real close (actually the MGs were slightly less). My Ranier chrono very close to the Hornady. My Ranier is longer than I load my MGs and the bullet shape is quite different. In each of the Ranier FTEs, the tip of the next round was behind the empty case.
Conclusion - the FTEs that I experience are related to MY reloads. There is either something with the OAL being longer and or the shape of the Ranier bullet. In either case, I don't see that as a gun issue.
One observation - the takedown pin was no longer flush when I was done. I called Beretta customer service and the guy said his Nano does the same thing. He said to check & ensure it's not oiled. I'll keep an eye on it, but I think it's fine.
Bottom line - I'm very confident in the gun. I'm also very happy with the purchase.