This Instruction Manual is designed to assist you in learning how to use and care for your RUGER® P34S™ Manual Safety Model Pistols properly. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Only when you are certain you fully understand the Manual and can properly carry out its instructions should you practice loading, unloading, etc. with live ammunition. If you have any doubts about your ability to handle or use a particular type of gun safely, you should seek supervised instruction. Such personalized instruction is often available from gun dealers, gun clubs or police departments. If none of these sources can help you, write to the National Rifle Association, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030-7400. They will assist you.
The person possessing a gun has a full-time job. You cannot guess; you cannot forget. You must know how to use your firearm safely. Do not use any firearm without having a complete understanding of its particular characteristics and safe use. Remember: There is no such thing as a foolproof gun.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
General Information and Mechanical Characteristics 8
Operation of Manual Safety 11 - 12
To Load and Fire 14
Operation of Loaded Chamber Indicator 16
Operation of Magazine Disconnect 17
Dry Firing 17
To Uncock (Decock) The Pistol 18
To Unload 18
To Reload The Pistol 20
To Extract and Eject a Chambered Cartridge 20
To Clear a Malfunction ("Jam") 21
To Minimize Malfunctions ("Jams") 22
To Disassemble 22 - 24
To Reassemble 24
Magazine Inspection and Care 24
Care and Cleaning 25
Operation of Internal Lock 27
Sight Adjustment 29
Service and Parts Policy 29
Shipping Firearms for Repair 29
Ordering Parts 30
Parts List 31 -33
Parts Drawings 34
The Basic Rules of Safe Firearms Handling 35 - 38
Warranty Information 40
"P345" is a Sturm, Ruger trademark. "Ruger" is a registered U.S. trademark.
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