I have a Springfield Mil Spec that was customized in several ways by the guy I got it from. I mention that because I don't know what's still factory stock and what's been tweaked. It's comfy, accurate and reliable with all kinds of ammo, and I'd like to use it for a carry piece in some settings. But I'm a little hesitant because the slide release is so darn hard to operate. Concerted effort required, throwing off my tactical reloads and target aquisition, even using my left thumb to help push the right one down. Normal size hands, plenty strong. It's significantly different than a Colt I used to carry and handle smoothly. I know the Colt had custom wider levers (affording more leverage). So I don't know if what I have now is "normal" size or abbreviated. But I do know it's a pain the buttocks, diminishing my enjoyment and confidence. Not interested in ordering a replacement part online just to find out it's no better, or worse. Can anyone recommend a decent shop near SW Portland, Beaverton, etc. that might have a few different release levers to show me, and maybe do some adjusting if needed to help it release easier? Who's the best 45 guy around here? Thanks in advance for tips.