I had to send my 709 back for warranty repair due to the well know extraction problems. They sent me a Fedex label via e-mail that day for pre-paid overnight shipping. The standard e-mail said to expect a 4-6 week wait. They did the repair and overnighted it back to me and I had my gun back in my hands in 9 days. The repair seems fine. I put 200 rounds through it without a hiccup. I know others have had a not so good experience, but mine was stellar.