I'm glad that Stoeger has gotten to the bottom of the problem.
Me too, my greatest fear was that they would call and tell me that it looked fine. Or that they didnt know. All I know for sure is I bought the pistol, took it directly out to the range, and tore the center out of the target at 7 yards. I noticed that the gun was recoiling bad, much worse that I have ever seen a 40 do, but having never owned a Cougar I didnt know that was wrong. Obviously that slamming was increasing the shock to my wrist, it couldnt have been helping. I cant wait to shoot it when it is 100%!
I have a question that occurred to me though. If they replace the slide, and the barrel the serial numbers wont match?