Careful about that Monarch Steel case ammo...my Hi-Point C9 HATES that stuff. Got 3-4 FTFs, a couple FTEs per clip. Yes, I clean my gun. My SW9VE will eat that stuff, but it is noticeably dirtier than when I use CCI or White Box. 20 rds and my gun looks like it came out of a freaking war. If it is brass, it should be fine. Everyone I talked to hates that steel case stuff, the lacquer on it is soft and gums things up.
The thing that I hate about that Monarch stuff is that it fires really nice through anything I put it through but one week I was buying my 9 from Academy and I still have the receipt for 8.50/50 and now this last weekend a fucking 10.99/50. What the hell? I mean I've got my BA so I understand the dynamics of supply and demand but then there's also the grand element of price gouging. Ahhhh the country we live in.