If during firing, a cartridge fails to fire, the pistol will remain in the double action mode. If the situation permits, the trigger may be pulled once or twice more. If ignition still fails, the chamber must be manually cleared. While keeping the muzzle pointed in a safe direction, wait 10 seconds and then rotate the safety decocking lever fully down into the safe position. Depress the magazine release button and release the magazine from the pistol. Grasp the serrated sides of the slide from the rear and briskly pull the slide rearward to eject the misfired round. Do not obstruct the ejection port, and do not attempt to catch the round by placing your hand over the ejection port. (Figure 9)
WARNING: IF YOUR HANDGUN GIVE ANY INDICATION THAT IT IS NOT PERFORMING PROPERLY, OR THE OPERATION OF YOUR HANDGUN HAS CHANGED "THE WAY IT FEELS OR SOUNDS", STOP FIRING. MAKE SURE THE FIREARM IS POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTION, UNLOAD THE FIREARM AND HAVE IT INSPECTED AND TEST FIRED BY A GUNSMITH QUALIFIED TO PERFORM SERVICE ON WALTHER PISTOLS.
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