Howdy, I did some horse trading and decided to get another NIB Gen 3, G17. I like them. Here are the details: Model: New In Box, Gen 3 G17 9mm First Three Serial: SVF Test Fire Collection Date: 3/1/2012 Extractor: Has the dip and looks like a number 3 on it. Finish: Looks pretty much like my old G17OD, G19 and G26. Happy about that. Anyway, after the paperwork I went to the club. I had the two magazines that came with it and another known good one. Pistol pulled out of the box, disassembled and checked. Drops of oil where you're supposed to put drops of oil, and back together for shooting. I was just shooting plates and steel silhouettes. Ammo Fired: 150 Rounds Federal 115 gr 100 Rounds American Eagle 124 gr Malfunctions: No FTF, FTE. See below. Other: I must say this is the first time I've ever had one of my Glocks eject to the left. Right away it was randomly ejecting brass all over the place. Some to the left, which I guess were bouncing off the slide or something? A bunch straight back at my face. Got a couple down my jacket. Some to the right. A few clear over my head. It was kind of funny. Kind of. I had a circle of brass all around my feet, left to right and some straight behind me. I was hoping it might stop after a bit, but no such luck. Every magazine from round one to the end, did the same crazy stuff. The brass itself looked good with no dings or scrape marks. No brass flakes in the slide. I know, I know Federal 115 gr isn't the cat's meow, but my other three Glocks shoot it just fine and throw it to the right. I'm a little miffed. I was hoping I had waited long enough to avoid any problems, and in particular I hoped with another Gen 3 my chances of issue would be reduced. Kind of messed up that I even had to be thinking that I would need to "get lucky" and pick up a G17 that ran good out of the box. Seriously Glock, Whiskey-Tango-Foxtrot? Anyway, I packed it in after my 250 rounds. When I got home I detail stripped the slide. The extractor did fall out from the slide easily which is good. The ejector is the same part number as in my other three 9mm models. I reached into my big 'ole tub of Glock spare parts and found an old LCI 9mm extractor that I had purchased a few years ago and swapped it in. I'm hoping that fixes it. I'll try to run out tomorrow AM and put another 150 or so through it. If not, I'll put the original back in and send it back to Glock I guess. I don't want to burn too much cash in ammo trying to diagnose whatever the issue is. Aside from the ridiculous ejection, which seriously was like some 9mm porn star spurting brass all over the place, everything worked fine. I'm certain it will get fixed one way or another. Just wanted to share my experience with it. Nope, I was not limp wristing - sigh. Yep, I'm sure. I specifically shot very slow and deliberate for 100 rounds (50 Federal, 50 AE) with my wrist firmly locked, solid grip. No difference. It kept being totally random. I'm not the worlds most super duper Glock shooter, but I have been shooting them for a few years now at a pace of about half a case to a case worth of ammo a month, and I haven't had this issue before with my three older Gen 3s. If you have any other suggestions, I'm open. Pic below so you know it happened: I compared the finish to my 2008-2009 production models and it really doesn't look that different to me side by side. It looks a little more "matte" towards the rear of the slide in this photo because of the way the sun was.