Did you clean and lube it before your first range trip? The "oil" on a new Beretta is not a lube - it is a type of packing grease. Many people report issues on their first range trip because they didn't clean the gun when they bought it.
Yes, they like to run "wet".If you use decent ammo, I bet it works now. (Don't use Remington FMJ)
Be aware that the rotating cam of the barrel and guiderod block also need to be well lubricated.