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Old November 19, 2012, 06:09 PM   #33
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The usual failure mode is bending, not usually breaking or chipping, but it can and does happen.
I have seen chipped Glock extractors, but never a bent one (that I was aware of anyway).

Is this just in reference to 1911 internal extractors?
Yes. They loose their shape ( a slight bend)in a 1911 and cause a failure hold the empty case until the ejector can knock it clear of the gun.
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