• Do not load your pistol until you have read and understand the Basic Firearms Safety Rules.
A WARNING: WALTHER PPK AND PPK/S PISTOLS ARE DESIGNED SO THAT THEY ARE ABLE TO FIRE WHEN THE MAGAZINE IS REMOVED. THEREFORE, IF THE MAGAZINE IS REMOVED FROM THE PISTOL AND THERE IS A LOADED ROUND IN THE CHAMBER, IT WILL FIRE IF THE TRIGGER IS PULLED. AFTER INSERTING A MAGAZINE, ALWAYS TEST TO MAKE SURE IT IS LOCKED IN PLACE BY APPLYING SOME REMOVAL PRESSURE TO THE EXPOSED PORTION OF THE MAGAZINE BUTT PLATE.
• Use only Walther magazines specifically manufactured for your particular model of pistol. Do not interchange magazines from one model pistol into another model pistol.
• Walther has provided you with a magazine designed to operate in your specific model of pistol. While your magazine may be able to be inserted into another model pistol, it will only function properly in the specific model for which it was designed.
• Follow the instructions in this manual and any other specific instructions which may be marked onto, or accompany, a magazine. Failure to use the particular type of Walther magazine specified for your model and caliber of pistol may result in a malfunction.
• Load the magazine by pressing a cartridge head (rear of cartridge) downward on the forward portion of the magazine follower (or downward on the case of the previously loaded cartridge) and sliding the cartridge fully under the lips of the magazine until the cartridge head is against the rear wall of the magazine. Repeat the procedure for the number of cartridges you wish to load, up to the magazine capacity. Do not attempt to load your magazine with more than the specified number of cartridges because doing so can cause a feeding failure. (Figure 7)
• Inspect your pistol as previously described in the "Inspecting Your Pistol" section. Hold the pistol in one hand while pointing it in a safe direction and with your finger off the trigger and outside the trigger guard. Insert the loaded magazine into the magazine well (opening) with enough force to ensure that it is locked in place.
A WARNING: DO NOT USE EXCESSIVE UPWARD FORCE WHEN INSERTING A LOADED MAGAZINE INTO THE PISTOL. EXCESSIVE UPWARD FORCE COULD CAUSE THE SLIDE TO MOVE FORWARD, CHAMBERING A ROUND AND MAKING THE PISTOL READY TO FIRE.
• To make sure that the magazine is fully and securely inserted, apply some removal pressure to the exposed portion of the magazine butt plate.
• Pull the slide firmly to the rear and release it completely allowing it to carry fully forward. This strips a cartridge from the magazine and seats it in the chamber of the barrel.
• Take this opportunity to look at the loaded chamber indicator. If the loading procedure has been properly followed, you will observe the loaded chamber indicator pin protruding fromthe back of the slide.
A WARNING: THE PISTOL CAN NOW BE FIRED BY PULLING THE TRIGGER TO THE REAR.
• Rotate the safety decocking lever to the down "safe" position.
• If you wish to restore the magazine in your pistol to its full capacity, depress the magazine release and remove the magazine from the pistol. Remember that there is a round in the chamber; therefore, the weapon should be holstered or safely secured during this process and the trigger should never be moved. Load one cartridge into the magazine to replace the one which was chambered when you allowed the slide to carry forward.
• Re-insert the loaded magazine into the magazine well of the pistol until it is locked in place. To make sure that the magazine is again fully and securely inserted, apply some removal pressure to the exposed portion of the magazine butt plate.
• Your pistol is now fully loaded and may be holstered and carried safely.. Remember to keep your pistol pointed in a safe direction under all conditions and always keep your finger or any other object off the trigger and outside the trigger guard until you have made the commitment to fire the handgun. Never leave a loaded firearm unattended.
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