when i pull the slide back on my empty sp2022 it does not lock. it takes a hard or fast jerk for the slide to lock back, unless of course i hold up on the slide release lever. since a hard jerk or fast pull allows it to lock back, it functions perfectly when being fired and has never failed to lock back.
from what i can tell, the magazine engages the slide release lever about an inch away from the point at which the lever engages the slide. because of this, the magazine isnt strong enough to push the lever up unless it gets some kind of jolt.
that's why it's a minor annoyance but i still love the gun.
has anyone else noticed this problem on their 2022? is this common?have a remedy?