the trigger will automatically cock and fire the pistol.
Always keep your finger away from the trigger unless
you intend to fire. The safety should be in the down
position (the red dot not visible), which indicates that
the pistol is in a safe condition before loading. With the
pistol pointing in a safe direction and the slide in its
forward position, follow the steps listed below.
Although rare, it is possible that the safety may
become disengaged during the loading
procedure. Make sure the safety is on after
To unload the 9MM service pistol, follow the steps
Unloading the Magazine
To unload the magazine, hold the magazine using
one hand, with the front end forward. With your
thumb, press firmly on the cartridge rim and push
forward. Repeat this procedure until the magazine is
REVIEW 3 QUESTIONS
Q1. How many rounds will a .45-caliber pistol
Insert a loaded magazine into the magazine
well of the pistol until you hear a click. This
ensures a proper catch engagement.
Grasp the serrated portion of the slide with
the nonshooting hand (fig. 11-17).
Pull the slide all the way to the rear (fig.
Release the slide. This will strip a cartridge
from the magazine and chamber a round (fig.
Figure 11-17.Grasping the serrations of the slide.
Figure 11-18.Pulling the slide to the rear.
Figure 11-19.Releasing the slide.
Place the safety in the safe position.
Depress the magazine release button to
remove the magazine from the pistol.
With the pistol pointing in a safe direction,
grasp the slide serrations and fully retract
the slide to remove the chambered cartridge.
Use the right thumb and push upward on the
slide stop to lock the slide to the rear, and
visually inspect the chamber to ensure that it