I have received my second Paasche Talon the first the handle would not stay on due to poor threads. This on looks to have something in the bowl and is very stiff and it sounds like metal scraping when you move the trigger, even the threads have that sound when you unscrew anything except the chuck for the needle. I wrote to Paasche and ask if they test all the airbrushes but have not heard from them yet and probably wont until the weekend is over. I tried to lube the trigger and surrounding areas with Paasche Airbrush Lube and it doesn't seem to help. Also the needle tip pulled threads off (just once) of a Q-tip when I rubbed it lightly with lube on on the Q-tip from the back of the needle towards the tip. I am trying to decide if Amazon sent me a used brush or not. Below is a picture of the bowl.