To Reduce The Risk Of Unintentional Discharge Load Live Ammunition Into The Pistol Only When You Are Ready To Shoot

LOADING

lllust. No. 4- LOADING MAGAZINE

RETAINING

lllust. No. 4- LOADING MAGAZINE

Loading The Pistol:

1. CAUTION: READ THE SECTION OF SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS COMPLETELY ON PAGES 5 TO 8. KEEP THE PISTOL POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTION AN D DO NOT TOUCH THE TRIGGER.

2. Remove the empty magazine from the pistol (after placing your hand under the magazine well to prevent the magazine from falling) by pressing the magazine catch (located on the left of the pistol behind the trigger guard) to release and eject the magazine from the magazine well. (See the illustration at the right.)

3. While holding the pistol by the stock with one hand, and keeping the other hand clear of the ejection port, grasp the serrated finger grips of both sides of the slide, pull back slightly and look into the chamber to MAKE SURE IT IS EMPTY. If it is not, continue to pull the slide back until the round in the chamber is ejected. Allow the slide to return forward. If slide was pulled fully back, release the cocked hammer by squeezing trigger AFTER MAKING SURE THE CHAMBER IS EMPTY.

4. Insert the loaded magazine into the magazine well with the bullets pointing forward. Push the magazine fully upward until you hear the magazine catch "click", locking it in place.

NOTE: Do not hit or strike the base of the magazine to shove it into place. Just push it firmly up into the pistol. Excessive force can damage the magazine and/or injure your hand.

CAUTION: The safest way to carry your pistol is with an empty chamber and empty magazine. If you wish to carry the pistol with a loaded magazine inserted, (such as its current condition in the loading sequence) it is recommended that you keep the chamber empty, the slide forward, and the hammer down.

WARNING: WHEN A LIVE ROUND IS IN THE CHAMBER, THIS PISTOL MAY DISCHARGE ACCIDENTALLY IF IT IS DROPPED OR RECEIVES A BLOW. (A POSSIBILITY REGARDLESS OF THE POSITION OF THE HAMMER OR OF ANY OF THE VARIOUS SAFETY DEVICES.) DO NOT PUT A ROUND IN THE CHAMBER UNTIL YOU ARE READY TO SHOOT. CLEAR THE PISTOL IMMEDIATELY AFfER SHOOTING.

5. When ready to shoot, grip the slide as described in step 3 and pull it fully to the rear to cock the hammer. Release the slide to feed a round from the magazine into the chamber. THE PISTOL IS NOW LOADED AND READY TO FIRE.

6. Apply the Slide Lock Safety to hold the slide forward and prevent the hammer falling forward if the trigger is moved.

CAUTION: NEVER LEAVE THE PISTOL COCKED AND READY TO FIRE WITHOUT THE SLIDE LOCK SAFETY APPLIED, SINCE IT IS READY TO FIRE IN THIS STATE AND IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUSI THE PISTOL CAN EASILY BE FIRED ACCIDENTALLY CAUSING DEATH, INJURY, OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY.

UNLOADING

Unloading The Pistol:

CAUTION: REMEMBER TO UNLOAD THE PISTOL IMMEDIATELY AFTER USE AND PRIOR TO CLEANING AND STORAGE TO MINIMIZE THE RISK OF ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGE.

MAGAZINE CATCH

MAGAZINE WELL

MAGAZINE CATCH

MAGAZINE WELL

SERRATED FINGER GRIPS

MAGAZINE

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SERRATED FINGER GRIPS

MAGAZINE

lllust. No. 5- MAGAZINE & MAGAZINE WELL

1. Be sure you are familiar with the Safety Instructions, pages 5 to 8 . ALWAYS POINT THE PISTOL IN A SAFE DIRECTION. DO NOT TOUCH THE TRIGGER AND ALWAYS KEEP YOUR HANDS AWAY FROM THE MUZZLE AND EJECTION PORT.

2. Place your hand under the magazine to prevent it falling, and press the magazine catch to release and eject the magazine into your hand.

NOTE: If the slide is completely back, steps 3 and 4 do not apply.

3. With right-hand thumb press the Slide Lock Safety down out of engagement with slide.

4. Grasp the serrated finger grips and pull the slide sharply rearward to extract and eject a round from the chamber. (If magazine is emptied when firing, the slide would already be held to the rear.)

5. CAUTION: LOOK IN THE CHAMBER TO MAKE SURE IT IS EMPTY AND THEN VERIFY THAT THE MAGAZINE HAS BEEN REMOVED.

6. Let the slide return forward on the empty chamber and squeeze the trigger to allow the hammer to fall forward. (If slide is held to the rear by the slide stop, pull the slide back slightly, then release it.)

7. Remove any remaining live rounds by sliding them forward out of the magazine.

8. Collect the live ammunition for safe storage and the spent cartridge cases for disposal.

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