Then after I ate, I read a review of Para Ordinanceâ€™s new super-duper ultra powerful extractor that makes all other extractors on 1911â€™s obsolete. Not that I can ever remember any of my 1911s suffer from a failure to extract, I am sure that this new thing would just be that much better. Whatever. Color me unimpressed. I got thinking of all the so called advances that have been hawked as wonderful advances for rifles and for pistols that we canâ€™t live withoutâ€¦ garden rake sized extractor claws, ejection ports big enough to launch a Polaris throughâ€¦ and these things do help someâ€¦ but they are not solving the problem. We are coating our bullets with Teflon and Moly and Nylon to reduce friction and fouling in the barrel and help feedingâ€¦ and thatâ€™s fine and good. But how come no one has coated the brass casing? If stuck cartridges are such a problem, why not make them so they donâ€™t stick? If I can pan fry some roast beef hash and eggs (I lied about the toast, that was on the side with butter and strawberry jam thank you very much!) and have it all slide out without stickingâ€¦ why canâ€™t we expect the same thing from a cartridge case? A Teflon (or other such) coating on the brass would help the weapon strip the round out of the magazine, up into the chamber, and seat it into full battery so much easier. Then after the round is fired and the pressure expands the brass so it pushes against the walls of the chamber, such a coating on the brass would be a great aid and would be more beneficial than an oversized extractor claw. Because you wouldn't need an oversize claw because the cartridge wouldn't be stuck. So here we are... an open letter suggestion to Cor-Bon, Black Hills, Federal, Hornady, Georgia Arms, Aquila, Winchester, and all you other makers of ammunition: Coat the outsides of the cartridges with a Teflon, PTFE, Moly, or NP3 type coating, whatever you want... that gives the brass a non-stick, slick and smooth surface.