Field Stripping Disassembly

WARNING: SAFETY GLASSES SHOULD BE WORN DURING THIS PROCESS.

WARNING: ALWAYS POINT THE PISTOL IN A SAFE DIRECTION AND BE SURE TO KEEP YOUR FINGER OUTSIDE THE TRIGGER GUARD. BE SURE YOUR PISTOL IS UNLOADED BEFORE DISASSEMBLY.

Remove the magazine by depressing the magazine release button, clear the chamber and verify it is empty. With the pistol unloaded, hold the grip firmly in one hand and put your index finger along the side of the trigger guard. With your other hand, pull down the front of the trigger guard. (Figure 10) When the front of the trigger guard comes out of the frame, press it sideways with your index finger to keep it from springing back up into the frame. (Figure 11) With your free hand, grab the slide by its grooves and pull it all the way back until you can lift the back end up, clear off the frame. (Figure 12) Ease the slide forward and off the pistol. Be careful not to let go of the slide while you can still feel the spring tension, or it could fly off of the pistol and be damaged or cause injury. Pull the recoil spring off the front of the barrel. No further disassembly is required. (Figure 13)

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