So, I have read MANY threads on extractors. Almost everyone in here knows there has been a new extractor design on the C9-A1. The good news I have only had FTE's with some garbage reload ammo from the local gun shop. I tried a few other brands and have not had an FTE in the last 350-400 rounds. Actually, the Wal-mart special Winchester White Box Bulk ammo ($23 per 100) has been flawless! Not a single FTE in 200 rounds of that. The ONLY problem is the ejected shells fly everywhere. Typically 1 in every clip will hit me on the head or face. That is especially fun when it falls behind my safety glasses and settles on my cheek :willynilly: Jeff at SAI sent me a different extractor (I believe from the M40-A1) and a new spring (the spring may be the EXACT one that is in there now). My C9 was clear of the recalls and is a very new serial number. The local shop had received it recently and they sell a decent amount of Steyr. I'm tempted to throw the other extractor in and spring. I've also seen a few posts about a 1911 spring that can be substituted as well. *IS* the direction of the ejected shells going to work itself out? Has anyone swapped there C9 extractor or spring for a different one with success? I had heard the outer raised edge of the extractor was for LCI but I can not feel or tell the different of the extractor (i.e. it is noticeably raised upward) when it is chambered vs. not chambered. Thoughts from the guru's here? P.S. I'm ABSOLUTELY thrilled with my purchase!!! I think it was a major mistake for Steyr to switch sights but I'm going to send that in to SAI for a swap. I know Steyr is trying to capture a U.S. based daily and CPL carry for more law enforcement and the reverted the sights to be more traditional so I can't fault them from a marketing/business perspective. People just don't get how damn amazing the trap sights are! I shot my M40 1st gen against the C9 at 10 yards and the M40 sights were EASILY superior for quick target acquisition and a much tighter grouping HANDS DOWN!