no no dont need a smith. the slide is a PAIN IN THE NECK to get back in. you gotta finesse it with the shell catchers and it will go back in. call up an older buddy and have him help you out. you can definetly get the slide back in, it just happens to be a pain. don't force anything, just finesse it. i know its vague but an older hunting buddy is a first option, dont go to the smith until you've exhausted all other options.
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Amendment 2 - Right to Bear Arms. Ratified 12/15/1791. Note
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.