Send it back to SAW. That can't be right. My dad's .380 EZ doesn't have that problem.Everything works as it should. Just gotta get used to snapping the slide back and letting it go instead of pushing the slide lock. It would be nice to just reach up with my thumb for the button so I really think it should be an option but its not a deal breaker.
Nope, it’s not you, i just purchased the same weapon and the slide lock is making minced meat of my thumb.I just bought my wife a new ez 9. Was gonna get the 380 version but with the 9 we can both use the same ammo....easier and cheaper. The slide lock release button is really stiff and difficult. I know this is normal for a new gun and it should get better with wear but its not so bad with no magazine , with the magazine in however there is a flange inside that pushes down on the little plastic button on the side of the magazine. With a mag inserted , pushing the slide release down to release the slide also pushes down against the spring pressure in the magazine. No wonder its so hard to release the slide lock when a magazine is inserted. With a loaded mag , and compressed spring , the slide release is near impossible to push. That wont get better over time. Thats crazy. Are they all that way or is it a defect ?