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Hello,
My wife and I took the S40 out of the safe for the first time last week and shot it. Worked perfectly (unlike my other one which had a definite break in period) except that the brass ejected directly into her face--which she didn't particularly like :)

It could be her grip, but she doesn't have this same problem with other 40's. Anyone suggestions?

I know that in 1911's you can round the bottom of the extractor to let go of the case earlier but know little of the S40 design..

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My M40 had brass going back and hit me in the forehead. after around 500 rounds it went away.
 
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give it 600-800 rounds to settle in. it usually goes away. Aslo try cleaning the extractor, walkthrough is stickied on the mainenance section.
 

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Much obliged for the tips! I will check out the maintenance section for extractor cleaning.

Even though she gets a burned forehead from brass she loves the pistol :)
 

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My S9 NEVER stopped pinging my forehead , I sent it in and they (SAI) could not get it right and they sent me a brand new S9-A1. No problems
at all except I miss my drop down safety.
 

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I reached 1000 round mark yesterday with my M9-A1 (only had it for a couple month)

out of 70rounds I shot lat night two cases hit me in the head; my other M9 (see my signature :p :oops: ) never none that, but with Steyr it was much worse when the gun was new; I would fire a shot and than try to duck the brass I even got pretty good at it :lol:
 

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Be sure to wear eye protection (should be wearing it any time you shoot) and a brimmed hat at the range. My M9 still throws one back every now and again but it has gotten much better with time and use.
 
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My M40 has about 6k rounds thru it and on a few ocassion I still get a brass in the forehead.

One thing I did find out which might be an issue with yours or not. The following ammo in low to high was more problematic with brass in the head in MY gun

S&B
speer
fiocchi
federal
umc
win

THe walmart UMC stuff was remarkly more prone vrs the S&B with brass thrown straight back into the shooter face. I haven't nail down the difference as to why but that what I found in my gun.
 
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