I just got a brand new Custom Carry SS Commanche .45. Right out of the box I couldn't get the slide release lever to move up into position to lock the slide back manually. The metal on the slide inside that notch looked swirled, not flat smooth. I oiled with CLP, that area and around the lever itself. Then it worked fine. I have 4 Springfield 1911's and never encountered that problem. Once the lever was moving, i couldn't get the slide to lock back by racking with the empty magazines in,that came with the gun, yet it would lock with my Chip McCormick and Springfield magazines. I called the company and was told you shouldn't rack the slide with an empty magazine and never slingshot the slide closed, always use the slide release lever. I shot it today for the 1st time, putting close to 200 rounds through it. It worked flawlessly, locking back when empty with all the different mags. I was a happy camper but when I went to show 3 friends the gun, an hour later, none of us could budge the slide stop lever up to lock the slide back, even after oiling it. Plus the slide would no longer lock back with the Chip McCormick mags. I'm waiting for a call back from Les and I'm sure it will get fixed but has anybody had this problem before or is it just me? Thanks.