Just want to get some opinions. I had the ubiquitous slide-lock spring break off in the frame! I HATE the OEM lock so got an extended one to replace it. Of course, the original almost fell out it was so easy but the damn spring broke upon attempting to put in the replacement. OK, got the tweezers, needle-nose pliers, picks, and other assorted tools to begin the chore of trying to get the 'stump' out. Hitting, heating, cooling, tweezing, picking, etc. - all NOPE! So I had a friend with a tiny drill bit try to drill a small hole in the remainder (stump) of the spring. Just wouldn't do it. So I came home and looked it over. Seems the attempt(s) at drilling opened up the slot (not what I intended but I'll take it). I was able to get the new spring in (I guess alongside the broken piece) popped in the new extended lock and PRESTO! it worked! My lucky, lucky day. It seems fine and as long as the lock stays to keep the spring down (why wouldn't it?) the gun seems alright. I guess if the first round fired gets the slide to fly off I'll have a definitive answer. But as long as all seems tight, do you think this is OK?