As they say in Iran, ayatollah you so. It's better to ask the question if something doesn't seem right - better safe than sorry. Now go shoot that sucker some more.I compared the movement of the 809 against my other pistols and although the 809 seemed to have more play than the others, they all have similar movement. Thanks for all the input.
Mine rattles. Doesn't bother me, or prevent the gun from shooting really well.Barrel and slide move together, but I can "wiggle" the slide/barrel from side to side, appears to move about 1/16" or so. The rattle is what's annoying. The mag also rattles inside the frame. The gunshop guy said it was normal. Not sure I like his "normal".