Hello All - I joind the Styer Club in November '06 when I purchased a M40-A1. I had not been a gun owner for more than 20 years when I purchased my M40. After coming across an endorsment by a local firearms trainer on his website, I stared my research. With the ample info I found here on this resource, I was determined to get myself a Steyr. To date, I have put about 500 rounds through the gun with little issue. Any snags I have had along the way, I have chalked up to the "break-in" period and/or my own amatuer mistakes and techniques. Now to the current issue a hand. I break down the gun and clean it after every trip to the range. However, today I sat down to start cleaning and I can not get the slide to release from the gun. After releasing the disassembly lever the slide will release forward but only about 1/4" before stopping. I have racked it back and forth pretty good a number of times but to no avail. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance for your assistance and keep up the good work.