safety/decock removal and install
- remove slide, barrel, guide rod
- position the slide in a shooting position
with the rear sight closest to you
- Make note that there is a spring arm
"captured" by the slide and the right side lever. This is
important for reassembly.
- using a roll pin punch, remove the roll pin
thru the right side safety lever. You shoud punch the pin THRU the
slide. Do NOT bother trying to remove the right side lever, just the
- Make note that the left side safety lever is
a SOLID piece which goes thru the slide and into the right side lever.
In the next stop you will press the left side lever from the right side
where it goes thru the right side safety lever.
- (tricky) Using small punches, depress the
firing pin stop (piece which raises up from the slide when pulling the
trigger) from inside the slide, then depress the firing pin striker (behind
and beneath the rear sight) and release the firing pin stop, now with your
free hand, press the left side lever from the RIGHT side of the gun until
the lever begins to comes out of the gun.
- Rotate the left side lever so that the firing
pin striker can fall out.
- Remove left side lever
- Remove right side lever and spring
- Insert left side lever.
- Rotate left lever so you can insert firing
pin striker from inside the slide
- Rotate left lever to normal off position
- Depress firing pin stop from inside the gun
and push left side lever all the way in
- Place spring in right side lever (bent arm
goes into the right side lever)
- Hold right lever in right hand hand with
- Using left hand hold slide with right side
- Using right side lever, put the spring into
its notch on the slide and put the right lever on the left side lever rod.
- Rotate the right side lever in a clockwise
manner while pushing towards the left.
- Align right side lever and the hold for
the roll pin. Insure the spring is still captured by the slide and in
its little hole in the right side lever.
- Install roll pin.
- NOTE: The roll pin MUST be installed
perfectly. It is is in too far or too little, the decocker/safety
levers may bind and not move. I usually hit the pin against my sanding
wheel to shorten it just a bit.