Firing

A WARNING: WEAR EYE AND EAR PROTECTION SPECIFIED FOR FIREARM USE EVERY TIME YOU DISCHARGE YOUR FIREARM. MAKE SURE OTHERS IN THE VICINITY OF WHERE YOU WILL BE SHOOTING DO SO AS WELL.

A WARNING: DURING FIRING ALWAYS KEEP THE BARREL POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTION.

A WARNING: UPON FIRING THE PISTOL OR RELEASING THE SLIDE FROM THE SLIDE STOP, THE SLIDE MOVES REARWARD OR FORWARD WITH SIGNIFICANT FORCE AND SPEED. TO AVOID INJURY, BE SURE NO PART OF YOUR BODY INTERFERES WITH THE SLIDE MOVEMENT OR EJECTION OF THE FIRED CASE.

• Rotate the safety decocking lever fully up into the "fire" position. The first shot from this uncocked centerfire pistol will be fired in the double-action mode. As the trigger is drawn fully to the rear, the hammer moves rearward and is released to strike the firing pin. Upon firing, the slide moves rearward thereby extracting and ejecting the spent cartridge case.

• The slide then returns forward feeding the next cartridge from the magazine to the barrel chamber.

• The hammer remains in the cocked position and the trigger is in the rearward position so that subsequent shots will be fired in single action mode. This sequence can be repeated until the last round has been fired at which time the magazine follower exerts upward pressure on the slide stop causing it to engage the slide and hold it in the "open" position.

A WARNING: SINGLE ACTION FIRING REQUIRES SIGNIFICANTLY LESS PRESSURE ON THE TRIGGER AND REDUCED TRIGGER TRAVEL THAN DOUBLE ACTION FIRING.

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