SalfromCal, I remember you got pretty fed up with your AA kits and took down your posts on how to improve them.
I've been working on auto pistols for quite a while but I learned a lot from the pictures you had posted and used them as a guide when I worked on my AA kits.
I would imagine your right, they want you to send the stuff to them, but when I've emailed back and forth with them about parts they've always been helpful. Even sent me a free recoil spring as an extra once.
I can't say I blame any manufacturer when they'd rather have you send something in to them. Just look in General Glocking at how many threads start with "I put in my new.....just like the directions said and now my Glock won't reset."
Any way, a big thanks to you, SalfromCal for sharing you knowledge and pictures on the AA kit. Was a great help to me. What are you shooting now?