I've a nice Camp 9 paired with a S & W 910 squirreled away for my wife. I only use standard loads as I have multiple 9's and too many guns + too many loads confuse me. When I changed the buffer this winter I found it brittle but not damaged yet. After hearing about split stocks I was wandering if the stock should be strengthened or is the splitting just from abuse. Too nice a gun to mess up.