Sorry guys, but I never got the technique down for "catching" my ejected shells. I know, I watch people do it all the time, but I can't seem to master it. I saw a film of Vince Hancock do it so fast that you can't even follow what he does, then I saw my daughter's boyfriend let both of them fly straight up in the air and he caught both with one hand as they came down. I have converted my Cynergy to extractors and I absolutely love it. People who shoot it also like the convenience. I also know owners of the newer Berettas who have also converted their guns to extractors using that convenient little screw head with a 1/2 turn. Now I don't worry too much if I lose a shell or two in the field of hunting. The plastic wil eventually go away, but that lead shot will never go away and we don't seem to worry too much about that do we? If it does, then shoot steel.