The silence is making my ears bleed........ So............. I thought I would get an opinion on a mod that I've been doing for well over 20yrs. I believe I was first made aware of it from the American Rifleman or [email protected] The credit given to Bob Day, a Bullseye Gunsmith out of Lackland Airforce Base TX. Now historically if I'm wrong please, someone jump in and make a correction. Halfway down the extractor there are a pair of dognuts ( yes their called dognuts). Both limit the amount of flexing for the extractor during operation. What I have been doing is removing the outboard dognut allowing the extractor to have a greater range of motion during ejection, providing a more consistent ejection. It seems to have the most benefit with a Highwall Slide when the operator is continually getting beaned in the forehead with empty cases. It has allowed me to set the pistol up to achieve a 2 o'clock ejection with great consistency. In addition, I believe the pistol just runs smoother and assists if; a pistol happens to override the control round feed system,( IE over sprung, marginal mags, mags by design that can defeat the control round principal, the operator elects to drop a round into the chamber, and then trips the slide forward, as in single feed.) My experience is grounded in Law Enforcement, Lead firearms Instructor and Armorer for over 20yrs on a large S.O., spending a great portion of my career living at the range. Priority # 1 being, the gun must go bang everytime the trigger is pulled. So... there we have it....... Hope it generates some interest whether the feed back is good or bad for me.