I agree, I should be able to just send the slide. BUT, I'd hate to just send the slide and then have it returned only to find that it was not fixed and that I should send in the whole gun so it could be test fired. I would send in mags too but I had problems regardless of what mag (6- 2 15rd loaded to 11 and 4 10rnd) I used. I don't know where the gunsmith came from or how long he has been with Steyr. I will call Jack and get a second opinion. The "new" extractor design does not sound right. I do hope there is a NEW miracle extractor. On a 3 month old Pistol Steyr should be picking up shipping cost to and from! At least a FEW hi-caps to cover the TO shipping.