Ah ok, thanks. I'm a newbie to guns so i'm still learningit's normal for all semi-auto handguns.
the slide and barrel must be made to accomodate and move with each other during cycling. if they did not, the gun would not be very reliable. the looser tolerance around the slide/barrel are to ensure the gun cycles & loads properly every time.
give me a break; i KNOW you and scooter understand what i was trying to say; especially after the 2nd reply: i understand you thought you had to add your "helpful advise" but but the guys question was already answered.Hmmm, interesting. Considering the fact I have quite a few semi auto's that have a barrel as solid as the receiver they are mounted to.