Originally Posted by Newfguy
Just bought a new M&P .40c, as I will be taking the Illinois CCW classes shortly. I've only had the chance to put 15 rounds through it so far, and I love it. One thing about it is the Slide Release seems VERY hard to push. Will that loosen up with use? Or is there some way to loosen it up?
Are you doing this on an empty mag? If so, that's probably 90% of your problem, as your having to work against the hold open catch.
The left side of my slide stop is harder to press than the right side, but it's still not too bad.
As some of the other commenters mentioned, sling shotting the slide is always a good choice.