Today when I cleaned my gun I discovered that the left lateral rib was almost completely loose! I have fired approximately 3000 rounds through it and thought it would hold up to the factory target ammunition I used. I called Stoeger Customer Service today and will be sending it back for repair/replacement. Let's hope it doesn't take too long to get it back. The shotgun is only eight months old and until now I never experienced any problems with it. I had read in this forum that the Condors were for light use only and they were right!