Just for laughs, try this method for racking the slide before doing anything drastic, like shipping it off, maybe never to be seen again.
It's the method usually promoted for small women with little hand strength.
But it might be an easy fix for a stubborn shootin' iron.
Can't hurt to try.
Walt Kelly, alias Pogo, sez:
“Don't take life so serious, son, it ain't nohow permanent.”