I have a used Norinco 1911A1 which barely tossed the brass out of the gun (often wedging the last fired round's case in the magazine lips upon trying to extract and eject it). I checked various videos and tutorials on how to "tune" an extractor. Upon slipping a loaded round under the extractor and against the breech face, I noticed two things: 1). The extractor was not pressing inward against the round. 2.) The round had a lot of play between where the extractor hook's groove was and the breech face. Under no circumstances would a loaded round come close to staying in place. Well, being a schmuck, I tried to adjust the extractor. A little knowledge is, indeed, a dangerous thing. After some trial-and-error (mostly error) I snapped the extractor in half!! Fast forward.........bought a Wilson's Combat "Bulletproof" extractor and FPS (just to be sure). The new extractor literally falls into the channel......no tension or resistance at all. And a loaded round fits the same as it did with the old, and now broken, extractor. I tried to gently tweak the new extractor but I don't seem to have bent it at all..........the extractor still falls into the channel without resistance. I guess this is my long-winded way of asking: 1.) Are these "bulletproof" extractors just THAT hard to bend? 2.) How do you adjust for the hook being too far forward of the breech face? 3.) Should I just take it to a gunshop and let them do it? If so, what should I expect to have to pay? Thanks! Wanna kill these ads? We can help!