7 SAFETY FEATURES Ambidextrous Safety For use by left and right-handed shooters.Lowers hammer safely without discharge of a round.The Firing Pin BlockPrevents any motion of the firing pin, by placing a block in front of the firing pin.
8 SAFETY FEATURES CONT. Extractor/loaded Chamber indicator When a round is chambered, the head of the extractor projects out from the surface of the slide, indicating a loaded weapon.
10 DISASSEMBLY FOR CLEANING AND INSPECTING Hold Pistol in right hand, muzzle slightly elevated.With forefinger, press disassembly button (3)
11 DISASSEMBLY CONT.With your thumb, rotate disassembly lever downward (4).Remove the slide assembly by pulling it forward (5).
12 DISASSEMBLY CONT.Slightly compress the recoil spring and guide, while at the same time, lift and carefully remove.Allow the spring to stretch slowly.Separate the two pieces.
13 DISASSEMBLY CONT.Push in on the locking block plunger (8) while pushing barrel forward slightly.Lift and remove locking block (10) and barrel assembly from slide (12).
14 CLEANING SLIDE ASSEMBLY Clean slide assembly with a soft brush, CLP, and a soft cloth.Use soft brush and CLP to remove excess dirt and carbon buildup.Wipe dry with a cloth and apply a light coat of CLP.
15 CLEANING CONT. RECOIL SPRING AND RECOIL SPRING GUIDE Clean recoil spring and recoil guide using CLP and a soft brush or cloth.After wiping the recoil spring and recoil spring guide, apply a light coat of CLP.
16 CLEANING CONT. RECEIVER ASSEMBLY Wipe receiver assembly clean with a cloth.Use soft brush for hard to clean areas. Pay attention to disassembly lever, trigger, slide stop, hammer, and magazine release button.
17 ASSEMBLEY OF THE M9 SERVICE PISTOL Grasp the slide with the bottom facing up.With the other hand, grasp the barrel assembly with the locking block facing up.Insert the barrel assembly into the forward open end of the slide.
18 ASSEMBLEY OF THE M9 SERVICE PISTOL CONT. At the same time, lower the rear of the barrel assembly by slightly moving the barrel downward with light pressure.The barrel will fall into place.
19 ASSEMBLEY OF THE M9 SERVICE PISTOL CONT. Insert end of recoil spring and recoil spring guide into slide recoil housing. At the same time, compress the recoil spring guide until fully seated onto the locking block cutaway
20 ASSEMBLEY OF THE M9 SERVICE PISTOL CONT. Grasp the slide and barrel assembly, sights up, and align the slide onto the receiver assembly guide rails.
21 ASSEMBLEY OF THE M9 SERVICE PISTOL CONT. Push until the rear of the slide is a short distance beyond the rear of the receiver assembly and hold.
22 ASSEMBLEY OF THE M9 SERVICE PISTOL CONT. At the same time, rotate the disassembly latch upward. A click indicates a positive lock
23 AFTER ACTIONSPerform the M9 Beretta function check before live firing.