Although I didn't own it, my friend had a 3" barrel 1911 style Llama that would NOT cycle no matter what he/we did. He did everything short of sending it off. He had one previously that worked fine and gave that one to his mother. We warned him not to buy another for himself as he was just LUCKY on the first one. But he said "ohhhh no, for $200 how can you go wrong. He later damn near gave it away a month or so later just so he wouldn't have to look at it (or listen to us!) anymore.