I have a Springfield Micro Compact Loaded. I bought it new about a year ago, and haven't shot it in about 9 months. Been shooting my 5" 1911's. So last week I thought I might shoot the little Springfield some. Well with the very first magazine (the one that came with the gun) about the third round would not move forward into the chamber. I am not having trouble with it ejecting the fired round, it's just the fresh round won't chamber, and the slide is all the way back. I tried tapping and even pushing the slide but it wouldn't budge. So I have to drop the mag. then "slingshot" the slide and it will chamber. It did this several times out of the 50 rounds fired. When it does work it works just fine, feeds and ejects normally. I don't think the slide is locking back, I didn't think to check that. It surprised me because the last time I shot the pistol it ran great. I probably have maybe 200 rounds through the pistol since I bought it. I also tried a Wilson mag and it did the same thing. Also every now and then brass would come back and it me in the forehead. I did the extractor test with the slide off, and it seemed ok. It held the brass in the extractor hook when I shook it and turned it around. I was using Federal 230GR R/N, and I tried one magazine of that Walmart TULAMMO with the same results. I am not a 1911 expert, but I have heard with the brass hitting you in the head/face it would most likely be the extractor. Is it possible the extractor is too tight. I know how to tell if it's too loose, but not if it's too tight. I am asking you guys because I really don't want to send it back to Springfield, but I might have to. Can anyone help? Thanks in advance! Wanna kill these ads? We can help!