Decocking Lever See Figure

Correct use of the decocking lever minimizes the risk of accidental discharge through mishandling by allowing the hammer to be decocked without touching the trigger. The decocking lever is located on left of pistol just below the slide lock. The decocking lever drops the hammer from the cocked position to the safety stop position without the trigger being squeezed. Thus, the firing pin remains locked throughout the decocking function. With the hammer cocked, and fingers clear of the trigger, pushing the decocking lever down momentarily disengages the sear and leaves the hook of the hammer resting against the decocking lever. Releasing the decocking lever allows the hammer to move forward, and the sear to move back into contact with the hammer before the decocking lever trips out of engagement with the hook of the hammer. The hammer falls forward to be caught by the sear in the safety stop position.

A CAUTION: ALWAYS POINT PISTOL IN A SAFE DIRECTION AND KEEP FINGERS CLEAR OF THE TRIGGER WHEN OPERATING THE DECOCKING LEVER TO LOWER THE HAMMER. This will avoid accidental injury in the unlikely event of pistol discharge.

^WARNING: IF YOU TOUGH THE TRIGGER WHILE OPERATING THE DECOCKING LEVER, THE PISTOL MAY; DISCHARGE AND CAUSE INJURY, DEATH, OR DAMAGETO-PROPERTY. ; v '

HAMMER HAMMER DROPPED

COCKED ~1 TO SAFETY STOP "

Decocking Lever System Pistol

LEVER

FIGURE 2—DECOCKING LEVER

HAMMER HAMMER DROPPED

COCKED ~1 TO SAFETY STOP "

LEVER

FIGURE 2—DECOCKING LEVER

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