As stated in my other post, I have a p3at on hold at the LGS. When I racked the slide it locked back. There was an empty magazine installed. Being the first time that I handled one, I did the normal "pull slide back lightly and engage slide release lever"...but as you all know the p3at doesn't have one. I had to release the magazine and pull back on the slide. The salesman said that it has a slide lock but no release and that you have to take out the mag to release it. Sounds a little fishy. I asume that the upward pressure of the mag spring may have caused it. Is this normal? I don't want to buy a lemon, especially when I'm still debating a Sig P238 instead. Thanks for the advice.