Figure A

To fire the pistol, the front of the control lever is moved down into a horizontal position into the "FIRE" position. In this position, the "F" on the lever aligns with the reference line located on the frame. (See Figure I 7B) With the control lever set on "F", the pistol will fire if the trigger is pulled and a cartridge is present in the chamber.

Figure 17B

Control lever in "SAFE" position

Control lever in "SAFE" position

Control lever in "FIRE" position

Figure 17B

Control lever in "FIRE" position

Figure 17C

Control lever as a decocking lever - On HK USPs without the "SAFE" position (Variants 3 & 4), the front of the control lever cannot be raised above horizontal and the pistol will fire anytime the trigger is pulled with a cartridge in the chamber. The lever only functions as a decocking lever to lower the cocked hammer into the double-action mode. The cocked hammer is lowered when the decocking lever is fully depressed by the operator (See Figure 17C).This lever is spring actuated and springs back up into the horizontal (fire) position when released.

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