Replace handgrip assembly if it is cracked or has broken cartridge retainers. Repair handgrip assembly if it is loose from the barrel.

6. Remove defective handgrip assembly as follows:

a. With barrel assembly laying so barrel extension is facing up, set external retaining ring pliers between edges of handgrip assembly where it contacts barrel, and spread.

b. Do this in several locations up and down the length of handgrip assembly until handgrip adhesive and barrel separate.

c. With pliers approximately at midpoint, spread handgrip assembly and carefully tap barrel out with rubber/plastic hammer.

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