I had bought this ruger 22/45 pistol recently, it was the last one they had... display model... and even at the dealer, I noticed the magazines wouldn't drop freely out when you push the mag release button. In most cases, they will drop just enough for you to be able to pull it out with two fingers... like it comes out about half an inch or so. It really bugs me, but it was the last one they had, and this particular model is hard to find. Anyways, as far as I know, the magazine is suppose to fall out easily on this gun... would a typical gunsmith be able to resolve this issue you imagine? I have no idea why it gets stuck... but hopefully it's fixable. I prefer all my handguns guns to have a drop free magazine release.