Hello: I agree with you. I recently purchased the FNS-9C (FDE) and that model requires training to efficiently manipulate the magazine release. I love the firearm, and I am able to do multiple head shots at 25yrds with ease. The gun is very accurate and functional. However, one must train with it to get acclimated with the magazine release. I managed to train myself to use my middle finger, which requires huge grip adjustment, but I have been able to perfect it and it works. I also think the magazine release needs to be broken in.