I have a RIA compact, officer's model size. I bought it mostly as a range toy. it has been a problem from the beginning with feeding issues. I have tinkered with it and finally have gotten it to feed fairly well, but not 100%, yet. it is still fun to shoot, and has proven to be very accurate. but, here is my query....why does it throw the brass to the right and in front of me 7 or 8 feet or so? my guess is the recoil spring is getting tired already. I say already, because I guestimate only about 200-300 rounds is all I have run through it. any other input? thanks Wanna kill these ads? We can help!