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Firearm and Gun Forums Firearm and Gun Forums Firearms Handguns Hey guys, my brand new FNS-9C has an issue where the slide lock on the left is locking the slide back while the lock on the right has a 1-2mm gap which makes it near impossible to operate with my dominant left hand. Got any suggestions? I just emailed FN customer support as well waiting on a reply.

  • Hey guys, my brand new FNS-9C has an issue where the slide lock on the left is locking the slide back while the lock on the right has a 1-2mm gap which makes it near impossible to operate with my dominant left hand. Got any suggestions? I just emailed FN customer support as well waiting on a reply.

     JonnyRocket updated 10 months, 1 week ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • JonnyRocket

    Member
    December 17, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    Hey guys, my brand new FNS-9C has an issue where the slide lock on the left is locking the slide back while the lock on the right has a 1-2mm gap which makes it near impossible to operate with my dominant left hand. Got any suggestions? I just emailed FN customer support as well waiting on a reply.

  • Gram21

    Guest
    December 17, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    Probably should see what they say. Or say fuck it and bubba a couple mm’s off the left slide lock so it hits the right side first.

  • grosseraffe

    Guest
    December 17, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    On all the pistols I own with an ambi slide lock, one side is the operative one, and the other is effectively an extension. So, while I don’t own an FN, my Sig P250, M&P 9, and Glock 19 G5 all do this. If you’re having a problem, you may have an out-of-spec catch assembly (which is likely U-shaped and may have too much friction elsewhere), or the primary side of the catch has a burr that is too hard to overcome from the secondary side.

  • owningmclovin

    Guest
    December 17, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    I mean we *could* try taping your left hand to the shooting bench, so you have to use your right hand. That’s how the nuns would handle this problem.

  • Jive_turkie

    Guest
    December 17, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    I’d probably just use it more and see if it wears in

  • JefftheBaptist

    Guest
    December 17, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    I’m fairly sure both sides of the slide lock are connected. The magazine follower only engages with the arm on the left side of the gun.

    Are you trying to drop the slide with an empty magazine in the gun? Because then you’re fighting magazine tension on the slide lock and it will never want to drop.

  • dontatme1

    Guest
    December 17, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    Mine does this also but I just gotta put some muscle into the right side lock

  • DeMiNe00

    Guest
    December 17, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    I have a feeling that this is by design, and it’s probably a bad idea to file the release lever down. I have an HK VP9SK that also does this, although mine seems to release fairly the same on either side.

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