2001 5" Stainless Loaded. Sent it back because the slide was rubbing inside the dustcover and extractor had little tension and several FTF out of box. When I slid a round under the extractor with slide removed, I could not push the round into contact with the breach. It seemed to have too large a radius on the side opposite the extractor and fired brass showed this on the rim too.
When returned with extractor replaced and "opened breachface", I still cannot push a round into contact with breach. It appears to "hang up" on the tip of the extractor. Fired cases show a small "mark" in the extraction groove and it still deforms the rim opposite the extractor. But it has tension now and is much more reliable.
They smoothed the inside of the dustcover nicely, but it still rubs.
Is it normal for the slide to rub the frame?
Is it normal not to be able to push a round into contact with the breach?