i went to the range yesterday and while shooting my pt 1911 after 12 rds. down range the pistol stopped extracting empty cases. upon returning home and cleaning pistol and inspecting the extractor,i found the end of the extractor which grabs the rim of the empty case broke off. i only have about 350 rds. through that pistol and a broken extractor already. i must have recieved a pistol with a weak or damaged extractor from the factory. i own a pt 99 i bought in 1987 and have at least 15,000 rds. through it and have never had a single issue of any kind. i also bought my wife a milpro pt 111 9mm 4 years ago and that pistol has performed flawlessly. i have had very good luck with taurus reliability, that is why i was shocked to find a broken extractor.i contacted the dealer where i bought my pt 1911 and he told me to bring it back to him and he will take care of it. i don't know if he will send it to taurus or contact his distributer who is DAVIDSONS. since the pistol is only a month and a half old i think he probably will just have davidsons replace it. if the pistol is replaced i hope the left side thumb saftey i fitted to the pistol will work in the new pistol. does anybody have some thoughts on the saftey? if the pt 1911 are hand fitted do you think a thumb saftey fitted for one pistol will work in another? i think(hope) it will.luckily the extended slide stop i installed was a drop in part i know that will work, even if some fitting is required becuase i did'nt have to remove any material from it. well i guess i will find out later this afternoon whether it goes back to taurus or davidsons replaces it. if it is going back to taurus do you think instead of sending it back taurus would send me a new extractor and i will replace it myself. that would be a quicker fix and my beloved pt 1911 won't be gone for weeks.