Some may recall the extraction issue I had with my new 3AT a month or so ago. It is now functioning great with the new upper assembly. Unfortunately the pics I took of the slide with the problem didn't turn out very good, and I returned the unit to KT as promised. I have only made 1 trip to the range since the fix. I shot about 150 rounds, 18 Golden Sabers , the rest REM UMC. I had 1 failure to extract somewhere in the middle of the session, but I would certainly say it is performing up to expectations now. I was mostly just shooting to prove reliability, but I found out I am going to need some practice to hit what I am aiming at. I hate to admit this, but I am not keeping them all on a "paper plate" at 7yds. The next time I go I will be able to work on that, as reliability is no longer an issue. I did find a "burr / bulge" around the guide rod hole when I did a good strip and clean after the range. I'm not sure if it is early peening signs, or just normal wear. I would say it looks like more of a "burr" than a bulge. It is only on the edge of the hole, and seems to be limited to the top half of the hole. I would love to invest in the washers, but since I haven't been able to figure out why I can't post from home it may take me awhile to make it to trading post status. I guess my next step will be to figure out how to comfortably, and safely carry. I got the 3AT leaning towards pocket carry as the easiest way to get started? I have seen some of the holster threads and think I'm going to look into the Grandfather Oak, Pocket Pal, and the Nemisis to try to narrow it down for myself. Actually for $20ish I should probably just order any one of them and go from there. Off to the holster websites.