Originally Posted by jammer
I've had my SR9C for 3 or 4 months and have put about 500 rounds thru it and the slide is still very hard to operate. Does this get easier after more rounds are run thru it? Haven't had any failures of any kind. I've watched "Handguns" on TV and they just operate the slide with 2 fingers and it looks so easy. I've got to use the whole hand on there and it's still tough.
John, quite possible it will get a little easier with more rounds through it, as most do. but i think the reason is because it's a compact pistol. most compacts utilize stiff recoil springs to counter the action of the slide over such a short distance when fired. usually the shorter the barrel and the slide, the stiffer the recoil spring. lot of it will also have to do with the weight of the slide. a lighter weight slide requires a stiffer spring usually as well.
IMO, it sounds normal. might get a gunsmith to check it out to make sure. or maybe compare it to another SR9C to see if it has about the same amount of spring resistance. pretty sure it's normal.