knew I should have bagged the little begger, but said no I will just be careful and be aware of it. Nope, after soaking my slide and barrel in clp, went to put it all back together and oops where is the ejector. Dang thing is so small it has disappeared. Already have one on order now, but was thinking why in the world couldn't you use some loctite or something to keep this in place. does it have to float or ? this is not my first gun rodeo girls and boys, was just thinking out loud. I did read in the manual to be extra careful and not lose this part, but dang it, I only moved about 6 feet across a carpeted area now it is gone. $5 and however many days it takes to get here, lesson learned.