On the extractor side, right in front on the firing pin stop, there is a small crack or tear in the slide. It is small and doesnt appear ot penetrate very deep into the metal, but it is there and has me concerned. It originates from the extractor side groove for the firing pin stop (the groove the firing pin stop slides into) and goes towards the ejection port about 1/4". Id try take a picture of it, but doubt it would show up on the crappy digital pics that our camera takes. Im wondering if this is something that just happens, or if I should be concerned (which I am). Also, would it be possible to have a gunsmith weld a bead over it and then grind the weld down? Thanks for any responses.