Well everyone I got my first gun today! My name is blake, im 24 and from indiana. First time shooting a gun was in 2011. Every since then I've been wanting one. I don't really no much about guns at all so iv bee. Going over my manual over and over again. I bought a pt22 with the nickel finish and rosewood grips. All my buddies are making fun, but that's ok. I'd rather really confident in a gun I feel like I can control then one I can't. Any way I'm glad to have found this forum. I do have a few questions. According to the manual it states that u can rack the slide to load the weapon. I like this idea so that I don't have to have a round in the chamber. Only thing is I can't for the life of me pull the slide back. Now I know I can tip the barrel up to load the bullet but I plan to carry this gun with me after I get my permit and practice shooting it. But it states in the manual, that you should never keep a bullet in the chamber. Does the slide loosen up after firing the gun for a while? Also any thing I should look out for? Any tips or advice is greatly appreciated. Also this is problem a dumb question but what kind of oil should I use to clean my gun? Any gun cleaning kits that you all reccomend? Certain ammo that works best? or ammo i should stay away from? If I'm missing anything feel free to say it. I appreciate the help!