A couple of weeks ago, mostly on a whim, I bought a new G36. Taking it out today to shoot for the first time, I notice the slide release is tighter than TIGHT. In fact, I can barely release the slide when pushing down as hard as I can with both thumbs. Barely. I noticed it was a tad tight when I worked the action at the gun shop, but nothing as hellish as this. Or maybe I was distracted and just didn't notice.......... This won't go on a self-defense pistol. Sorry my camera is not working, or I would take a pic. The bottom of the slide release seems to be touching the plastic on the side of the pistol. Is it possibe the release has become bent? Any way to straighten it out, if that is the problem? Should I order a new slide stop/release? Does anyone make an extended slide release for the Model 36?? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!