Originally Posted by psymmonds
I just got my m&p40 a few days ago, and my slide release is very stiff. I have to use both my hands to push it down. Is this normal, and is there a fix to make it smoother. Hopefully all it needs is oil... Mind you i am not weak. I have played with an m&p40 before and this was not a problem. Assistance much appreciated
The catch on my new 9 shield is very stiff. I didn't notice it cause I had pulled the slide back as mentioned by others.
I only have shot 103 rounds with it.
A friend that knew I had just bought the gun wanted to check it out. I cleared the weapon and handed it to him with slide open. He tried his hardest to use the slide release button an it took him a few tries. I told him I always rack by slightly pulling back on slide and letting it go. I had no idea this was the "correct" method. He acted like I should do it his way. I blew it off and now I have confirmation of my common sense.
I have noticed even over the last 10 minutes before this post that it loosened up quite a bit by actually using it. I would prefer it to be a more positive catch than easily releasable so I stopped messing around and holstered my weapon.