I got a new P-11 from my dealer this morning. Before taking it to the range I read the manual (twice) and field stripped it for cleaning and oiling. On reassembly when I locked the slide back, the barrel fell most of the way forward and then stopped with about 1/8" to go before it lined up with the hole for the take-down pin. I thought I was doing something wrong, as the manual seems to say that it should fall all the way forward, so I took it apart again and started over. Same thing happened. I used the end of a brush handle to push it into place against light resistance through the ejection port and then the pin went in and everything seemed fine. I fired a hundred rounds without any issues at all. When I cleaned it again after I got home, I had the same problem.
Is this normal? Thanks in advance.