Over along period of time its possible but your talking about a $15 extractor , you will more than save that on your first 200 rounds of ammo . And were talking about thousands and thousands of rounds before it might need an extractor . You will also want to make sure your gun will shoot steel cased ammo , it may be all thats available in a SHTF scenerio and you want your gun to be able to shoot it . I have run roughly 1900 rds of steel cased ammo thru my gun since dec 24th and the extractor still looks like new and functions flawless . Do yourself and favor and save some money unless your gun FTF, FTL or FTE with this ammo . you wont know until you try it .