Slide Lock Safety

The Slide Lock Safely is located on the left rear of the pistol just below the slide. With hammer fuliy cocked and Slide Lock Safety applied, upper part of Slide Lock Safety engages slide lock notch to prevent rearward movement of slide, while an internal cam surface engages the sear to prevent forward hammer movement when trigger is squeezed. This safety device can be applied only when the slide is fully forward and hammer is fully cocked.

To apply Slide Lock Safety, point pistol in safe direction, keep fingers outside trigger guard, pull slide fully to rear and allow it to return sharply forward, leaving hammer in fully cocked position. Press up on Slide Lock Safety until it fully engages slide lock notch (See Figure 2), When the Slide Lock Safety is down, the sear is free to release the hammer to fire the pistol when it is properly gripped and the trigger is squeezed.

ELIDE LOCK NOTCH

ELIDE LOCK NOTCH

HAMMER SPUR

1911 Series Diagram

5LIOE LOCK SAFETY

HAMMER SPUR

5LIOE LOCK SAFETY

SLIDE LOCK SAFETY ENGAGED

SLIDE LOCK SAFETY ENGAGED

FIGURE 2—SLIDE LOCK SAFETY

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