Decocking

A WARNING: ALWAYS KEEP THE PISTOL POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTION.

A WARNING: YOU MUST BE CERTAIN THAT THE CHAMBER IS UNLOADED. FAILURE TO VERIFY THE CHAMBER IS UNLOADED COULD RESULT IN THE PISTOL ACCIDENTALLY FIRING IF THE HAMMER SLIPS DURING DECOCKING.

If you decide not to fire and your handgun is in the fully cocked position, you must follow these instructions to safely decock the handgun.

• Remove your finger from the trigger and the trigger guard. (Figure 12).

Place the safety lever in the fully up "safe" position.

Remove the magazine from the firearm.

Place the safety lever in the fully down "fire" position.

Draw the slide back and eject any chambered round. You must verify the barrel chamber is free of any live rounds or obstructions (Figure 13). Release the slide allowing it to move fully forward.

Place your finger on the trigger and place the thumb of your opposite hand on the hammer. (Figure 14)

Pull the trigger to the rear and hold it while lowering the hammer to the forward position with your thumb and then release the trigger. (Figure 15)

Hammer Cocking 1911

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