Magazine Disassembled

51. Magazine tube

52. Magazine spring

53. Magazine follower

54. Magazine floorplate

55. Magazine insert

Cleaning the Pistol


The pistol must be stored in a dry location. Humidity and rapid temperature changes are detrimental and encourage corrosion. If a pistol is not to be used for some time, lubricate it well, particularly the bore of the barrel and the exterior surfaces. Clean the pistol immediately after each use.

Cleaning Procedures

1. Disassemble the pistol after assuring it is UNLOADED.

2. Clean all areas with a cloth treated with a small amount of cleaning solvent.

CAUTION: Some cleaning solvents and treated cloths may be detrimental to the finish of your weapon. Please read the manufacturers warning labels before using.

3. Cleaning the barrel

CAUTION: Use of a steel brush may be harmful to the smooth barrel surface.

A. To remove all traces of powder residue and bullet fouling from the barrel, push a wire brush treated with cleaning solvent through the bore at least ten times, from the chamber end.

B. Dry the barrel using a jag or slotted tip cleaning rod and cloth patches.

C. Continue until the patches inserted into the bore return clean.

4. Reassemble the pistol.

5. Carry out function checks,

6. See lubrication specification « Lubrication Specifications

DO NOT FIRE THE PISTOL WITHOUT LUBRICATION For user level lubrication, place several small drops of oi I on both the left and right sides of the frame rails. Lightly lubricate the interior and exterior of the barrel with emphasis on the locking surfaces, the muzzle top and bottom, barrel hood where it locks into the ejection p>ort, and the locking lugs where they engage the locking insert with a light film of oil. Place several drops of oil on the recoil spring and recoil spring guide. Lightly lubricate the rib on the bottom of the breechblock: along its full length. If the weapon has been further disassembled, lightly lubricate all moving parts before reassembly. Assemble the pistol and cycle the slide back and forth several times to disburse the lubricant evenly. The blued surfaces of the slide should be lightly treated with a lubricant/preservative to maintain the integrity of the finish. Wipe off any excess lubrication on the pistol's exterior. Do not over-lubricate the weapon.

P-225 / P-226 / P-228 FUNCTION INSPECTION Function Inspection

A function check is to be carried out on the assembled weapon:

1. To determine causes of malfunction

2. After repair work

3. Following cleaning and during weapon inspections, as well as after parts inspection and lubrication

Unload and Make the Weapon Safe I

Remove the magazine, pull the slide to the rear to eject the chambered round, inspect both the chamber and magazine well to be sure the pistol is unloaded. Check a second time.

Trigger and Hammer Mechanism

A. Decocking lever

1. Clear the pistol.

2. Cock the hammer.

3. Place moderate pressure on the back of the hammer to ensure positive sear engagement with the hammer.

4. Thumb down the decocking lever and check that the trigger returns to the double action position.

5. Check that the hammer has come to rest in the safety intercept notch before reaching the extreme dropped position.

B. Double action function

1. With hammer decocked, pull the trigger.

2. Check that the hammer moves to the rear, drops forcefully and rebounds to the safety intercept notch after striking the firing pin.

C. Interruption of trigger function or disconnector operation

1. With hammer forward and the trigger retained to the rear, pull the slide to the rear and release it.

2. Check that the hammer is retained in the cocked position (trigger remains pulled).

D. Single-action function

1. Release the trigger.

2. Check that the trigger bar engages the safety lever once more and, that upon pulling the trigger again, the hammer is released.

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