Hi everyone, first post here - thought I'd attempt to be helpful rather than lurking about (as I'm used to). Hopefully this conversation instigates a better understanding of these extraction issues. I recently had a conversation via email with Jeff about extraction issues. His concluding comments are below. I have a L9-A1 and a C9-A1 who both exhibit erratic extraction issues. Jeff was kind enough to send me various extractor/plunger assemblies to try - but no permutation of the new components solved the problem. "Unfortunately that is an issue we have contacted Steyr Austria about and so far there is not much of a cure right now. However, I have noticed that higher grain ammunition seems to work better, also the CCI Blazer aluminum case stuff seems to work too." Thank You Jeff Reece Product Technical Adviser Steyr Arms Inc Via his recommendation - I shot some Hornady 115gr, 124gr, and 147gr through them and both guns extracted predictably to the right (as they should) using the 147gr for 10 shot trials with both weapons. I tested the 124gr with another 10 round test in both guns, with only one erratic ejection in both replicates. The Hornady 115gr extracted just as erratically as the plinking 115gr I had been using and getting nearly 80% erratic ejections. In summation, it seems Jeff is correct in his assertion that heavier grain ammunition works better with respect to the extraction problems. I have not yet tested the CCI 115gr aluminum stuff, but if I get my hands on some I will post my results here. Some Federal 147gr is on its way to me now (cheaper stuff than the successful Hornady 147gr rounds), and I will update this thread with the performance results of those cartridges as well. I can't say with any certainty why the heavier grain cartridges are performing better - I have a rudimentary understanding of the weapons at best. However, like many of you, I've been trying to find a solution to this problem because it is frankly the only characteristic I don't like about these handguns. Keep in mind this is after 500+ rounds through the C9-A1 and about 200 rounds through the L9-A1. Both handguns are under a year old, and were purchased new. Feel free to attempt to replicate my tests with your weapons and post your results (or ask questions, for that matter). [/URL][/IMG] Pic related: My closest friends (and their big mean cousin, Vera).