While some of my 1911's have pinned ejectors, about the same amount are glued. I know the original JMB design uses a pinned ejector, and I understand that it cuts down production cost to just glue the ejector in place. I really didn't give it much though until... the ejector came loose in my EMP40 and caused slide bind. Didn't notice anything abnormal until it bound which I promptly took the slide of and low and behold, the ejector was all nice and shinny where it rode against the slide. Round count is between 2500-3000. I took out the feeler gauges and found .030" under the ejector and then took another reading under the ejector between itself and the first round in the magazine and came up with .028". How could this be I wondered. I have had no malfunctions with this pistol. I dropped the mag, pushed the ejector back tight against the frame with the slide off and slammed home a full mag... the result: the ejector pushed the ejector almost .042" off the frame. At this point I pulled the ejector off the frame and found some goo which probably was the locktight used at the factory. So I called up Springfield and talked to customer service. Requested to have a new tuned ejector pinned, tighten up the frame/slide fit, drop the trigger pull to 4# and blend the rear of the extractor( out .040" out from the slide). No problem, mailing label will be sent within the hour. I especially like that I'm not paying for anything. Going to ship out tomorrow. One of the reasons I am brand loyal to SA. I would have thought a $900 1911 would not have glue holding parts together, but looks like everything is going to be taken care of. So my question, mostly out of curiosity, is this normal? I guess I could accept this a little easier if this was a dedicated range gun, but not my EDC. Thinking now if I should pin everything that isn't. Definitely won't carry anything anymore that isn't pined or glued together.