1. Keep pistol pointed in a safe direction and place either safety lever in the "safe" position (lever fully down, white dot and the letter "S" exposed). Press forward on either magazine latch and withdraw magazine from butt of pistol.
2. Pull slide to rear and lock in open position by pressing upward on rear end of slide stop. Again, be sure chamber is empty!
3. Keep upward pressure on slide stop to prevent forward movement of slide. Open slide is under strong spring tension and could injure fingers if allowed to slam shut. Insert finger through top of slide and push ejector downward and forward (see Figure 4, below) until it locks in its lower position. This will permit forward movement of slide. Further disassembly is impossible unless this is done.
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