Alright, this is David again (Ill get my own login name some day), and this is another topic concerning my Springfield Armory Mil-Spec. I am having problems with the brass getting crushed against the FRONT of the ejection port. This slices open the mouth of the case very badly and has caused the slide to stop 2 out of the 3 times is has happened. My first guess was too heavy of a spring (18#), but after reading a review in GunTests about a 1911 that had the same malfunction, I think it may be the extractor being too loose. Ill post some pics of the three brass as soon as I can. I have heard from multiple sources that an 18# spring is good for max/hot loads, which these loads are, so I dont see why that would be a problem. GunTests said the extractor was losing grip on the rim of the case and thus wasnt throwing the brass out of the ejection port... my brass have the same scratches on the rim that they pointed out and is doing the same kind of smashing on the mouth of the case. Due to the length of this post, Ill be starting another topic addressing a totally seperate concern. Thank you for any replies.