First off I have to say this is a great looking gun and the weight is great for concealed carry. But if it doesn't shoot, what good is it. I shot some reloads through it and noticed every other round or so wasn't going fully into the chamber. When they did go all the way in a lot of them wouldn't extract. If I dropped the slide on the empty casing I couldn't pull back on the slide hard enough to extract the casing. I had to insert a cleaning rod in the barrel and tap on it to push out the casing. Thinking the reloads were the problem I shot some factory ammo and got the same result. I couldn't see anything in the barrel after dissassembly, but after a good cleaning I noticed the rounds would drop easily into the barrel. After reassembling, I tried to chamber a few rounds and they still did not want to seat fully without a little push on the back of the slide. No I'm not riding the slide forward but I did notice the first 1/2" or so is very light when pulling the slide back. I'm thinking the springs are not strong enough. I tried to shoot the gun again with only factory ammo and still the slide would not travel the last 1/8" most of the time without a little help. The extraction problem didn't show up again so maybe there was something in the barrel hanging onto the casings. I'm going to contact STI but I'd like to hear any thoughts on this.