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Old 08-02-2011, 12:26 AM   #11
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I carry mine, and shoot it the most probably. I prefer it, because since it is fairly stiff my fingers and hand will get use to it so other firearms like it wont be a problem to manipulate. It's also similar to my Springfield 1911 that I carry in regards to how you use it; taking the thumb saftey off first then pulling the trigger (which I find is similar to a 1911).

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I have the the SR9C and like it much. The lever you talk about is not considered a slide "release". When you replace the magazine, pulling the slide fully to the rear and releasing it is the proper procedure. Not only the SR9C but many autos are designed that way. Try it and you'll find it preferable.

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My SR9c owner's manual has this listed as a slide stop not a release. Love mine.

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As per others here, all my new Ruger semis are like that. Clean and lube it, then work the slide alot. I'll sit and work the slide while watching the tube in the evening with any new semi.

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Old 12-03-2011, 05:46 AM   #15
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Instead of pulling down amd pushing away like on the glocks and xd, pull down and back. Its stiff the first time but easy after that!

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Don't think of it as a slide release, but a slide stop.

The function of the piece is to keep the slide open on the last shot. That is why the slide has gripping grooves. To allow you to pull the slide to the rear, allowing the slide stop to release, and the slide to go forward.

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update... shot my sr9c for probly its 4th range trip. the slide stop/release has loosened up alot. its very comfortable to use now.

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