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I celebrated gun appreciation day by purchasing 3 new guns.

GSG 522


FNX-9


FNX-45


FNXs side by side


Items I have bought over the last year include my AR-15 with furniture personalized to taste


and an FS2000 that I can't seem to find any pics of atm. I also found 5 AR-15 mags at the LGS but they'd only sell me 4 so I picked those up in polymer.

GREAT day to be an American!
 

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TY! I think I need to work out or something because the slide catch levers on those FNXs are hard as hell to use. I'm left handed and my thumb isn't even strong enough to use the slide catch release with that hand. Going to heed the advice stickied in the FNX forum and leave the slides locked back for week and see if that helps.
 

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The springs are pretty stout. I gave up on using the slide release about a decade ago...too many tiny releases. 1911a and HKs are the only pistols I have with nice meaty slide lock/releases. I just got in the habit of releasing the slide with my off hand.
 
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The springs are pretty stout. I gave up on using the slide release about a decade ago...too many tiny releases. 1911a and HKs are the only pistols I have with nice meaty slide lock/releases. I just got in the habit of releasing the slide with my off hand.
Yeah I will have to get used to it as well. The only pistols I've handled before this were HKs with the big meaty slide lock release. At any rate I've read through the entire manual and it says to pull the slide back and push down on the release to chamber the first round anyway. So while possible to operate the release if you have a strong enough thumb, I guess they weren't meant to be operated in that matter.
 
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