Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum. I own a 995TS and was thinking of picking up a C9 so went into a local store to try it. Im not a firearms expert but I've fired other handguns before (Glock 17, Springfield XD etc) and had no problems. However, when I handled the C9, racking the slide was OK but I found it almost impossible to lock the slide back. It seemed the slide would not go far enough back to allow the catch to engage in the small recess. Even the guy in the store had problems. There was no mag in at the time. Questions: -Is it usually difficult to lock the slide back on a C9? -Does the mag have to be in to lock it back (Or it makes it easier?) I am a little disappointed because I was planning on buying one but not sure now based on this experience. I wonder is it just me or maybe it was a bad pistol or slide? Comments welcome.