Have you aready forgot about their 1911 R1.first pistol remingtons done in, what, half a century?
I was quite stiff. But it wasn't from the spring. As you draw back the slide you could feel the mechanism tilting and doing what it was suppose to do. That is why I think with more use those bumps in internal transitions will smooth out.How stiff was it compared to a normal semi auto design? Being easier to work the slide has been one of their selling points if I remember correct. Something about the design didn't need as stiff of recoil spring so it was easier for weaker handed people. This really makes no difference to me but it would to my wife.