CRecoil Spring and Recoil Spring Guide

Absorbs recoil and returns the slide assembly to its forward position.

d. Receiver. Serves as a support for all major components. Controls action of pistol through the four major components.

e. Magazine. Holds 15 cartridges in place for feeding and cambering.

Short Recoil Operation

ARMY TM 9-1005-317-23&P NAVY SW 370-AA-MM0-010/9mm AIR FORCE TO 11W3-3-5-4 MARINE CORPS TM 1005-23&P/2A COAST GUARD COMDTINST M8370.7A

h-11. EQUIPMENT DATA^

Callber 9 x 19mm (9mm NATO)

System of Operation short recoil, semiautomatic

Locking system . . . falling locking block

..°'k u . ' f u. . ' ' . . . . ' . ' f 140mm (5.51 in.)

Kiriing . . . R. H., 6 groove [pitch 250mm (approx 1 turn in 10 in.)]

Muzz|e velocity . 375 meters/see (1230.3 ft/see)

Muzzle energy . 569.5 newton meters (420 ft lbs)

Maximum effective range 50 meters (54.7 yards)

Maximum range .1800 meters (1969.2 yards)

Trigger Pull

FroDto fl Actio n 9.6 to 16.5 lbs

Rront S5ighr;t . . . . . blade, integral with slide

Rear1 Sif notched bar, dovetailed to slide

-firing pin block

Mammer (h alf cock) helps prevent accidental discharge

M^ 1 ne staggered, 15 round capacity

Slide held open upon firing of last round

Grips plastic. checkered

11-12. SAFETY, CARE, AND HANDLING (AMMUNITION ONLY). |

WARNING

For further information on safety care, and handling of ammunition, Army users refer to TM 9-1005-317-10; Navy and Coast Guard users refer to OP4 or OP 5.

Publications for firing, handling, care and preservation or destruction of ammunition are AR 385-63, TM 43-0001-27, and TM 9-1005-317-10.

Shipping and Storage Data:

Quantity Distance Class 1

Storage Compatability Group b, E, or N

Storage Code Class V

DOT Shipping Code c

DOT Designation Small Arms

Ammunition

Navy and Coast Guard users refer to OP 4 and OP 5.

Section

PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION

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