Describe where the empty casing eject to and where they land.
The main job of the recoil spring is to push the slide forward, and secondary job is to work with the main spring to make recoil manageable.
Observing where cases land can help determine if recoil spring replacement is needed or extractor needs adjustment.
(And, of course, you always load from a magazine. And never put one in the barrel and expect the extractor to slide over the rim of the casing.)
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