To Disassemble Be sure pistol is unloaded

1. Keep pistol pointed in a safe direction and place safety lever in the "safe" position (lever fully down and white dot exposed). Press down on the 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 (or another non-metallic object such as the eraser end of a pencil) through top of slide and push ejector downward and forward (see Figure 7, below) until it locks in its lower position. This will permit forward movement of slide. Further disassembly is impossible unless this is done.

P345 Slide Spring Barrel Assembly


Slide stop in disassembly position.


Slide stop in disassembly position.

4. Remove fingers from ejection port. Grasp slide tightly. Now press down on slide stop and allow slide to move slowly forward until the vertical disassembly line on the frame is aligned with the vertical disassembly line on the slide. (See Figure 8, above.) Press in on right-hand end of slide stop and pull slide stop out of frame to the left until it is withdrawn completely out of the frame. (See Figure 9, above.)

5. Push slide forward and remove entire slide assembly to the front.

6. With slide held upside down, lift rear end of camblock/recoil spring assembly to disengage it from its seat against the barrel lug. Withdraw the camblock/recoil spring assembly to the rear of the slide.

7. Pull barrel upward out of slide slightly and withdraw to the rear.

8. This completes normal fieldstripping for routine cleaning and lubrication purposes. Further disassembly of slide or frame components is not recommended and should only be undertaken by the factory.




Always unload a firearm before cleaning, lubrication, disassembly or assembly.


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