The gun was 100% as far as I could tell and functioned well. I took it to the range the next weekend and fired off half a box of .38 specials and was impressed by the smoothness and great trigger. Then I switched to some .357mag. that is where the problems started. The cylinder, trigger and hammer were jamming up intermittently with .357 ammo. I oiled and cleaned the gun thinking it may have been fouled but no dice. After a disappointing range session I started researching this on the net. Most people just called the gun junk and had unsuccessfully sent the gun back to the factory where they got a NPF (no problem found) and had to pay shipping and fees. Someone on another forum mentioned that the Windicator has a short cylinder and rounds with a longer than normal OAL may bind up on the forcing cone. After loading some .357's I did in fact see the tips of bullets poking out ever so slightly and they hit the forcing cone when the cylinder was turned. I found one of my wife's emery boards for her nails and gently made a few passes over the forcing cone taking off about .002 according to my feeler gauge The gun now shoots perfectly and functions with full length .357 mag cartridges. Hopefully this helps anyone faced with this very common issue that EAA seems to be ignoring.