Hey guys, I got my new .45 Shield home last night. I was going to take it out today to see how it performs. When I tried to remove the barrel during the field strip process, it seemed like the slide was too narrow for the barrel to fit through. I checked the manual and it showed a diagram of someone just pulling it straight out. I finally removed it by pushing the barrel forward and pulling up on it at the same time. Is this normal with the new Shield. 45 or is it a concern? Btw no range time yet until I know what is going on.