I took my bow right back in and the supervisor of the archery pro shop was really angry and wanted to know who put on the first loop. He went ahead and put on another loop. This one, by far, looks much sturdier and has the ends melted quite thoroughly.
One of these days, way down the road, I'm going to start doing some of these things myself, but being new to the sport, I'm learning a lot.
Bottom line is that I love shooting my bow, and it was a real downer to have to have any down time.
No metal loops for me. I'm sticking with the string. What a difference!
Thanks for your help!