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Old 06-11-2013, 12:45 AM   #11
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Pull down on both levers at the same time and pull the trigger and voila it comes apart quicker than a Glock!
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Take down on the sub-compact is different!
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Pull down on both levers at the same time and pull the trigger and voila it comes apart quicker than a Glock!
I'll try that, thanks.....
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It seems that our friends back in Italy assemble these pistols bone dry. Because of that the slide release was hanging up just enough to keep the slide from coming off with ease. Took it to a local gunsmith who braced the trigger guard against his bench, pulled the two little disconnect levers down, and tapped the back of the slide with a rubber mallet. It popped loose and came apart as per the instructions.
A drop of BreakFree CLP on the disconnect mechanism, and it works perfectly now.....


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Evidently pulling the trigger has no effect on diss assembly of this particular model, just pull down the disconnect levers and push the slide forward with your thumb.....
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Good to know it wasn't a huge problem.
It would appear the lesson to be learned here is: clean/ lube/inspect a new gun prior to first use.
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Good to know it wasn't a huge problem.
It would appear the lesson to be learned here is: clean/ lube/inspect a new gun prior to first use.
I know, and I've done that with every firearm I have ever owned over the 35 years I've been shooting. The only reason I didn't with this one is because I had my wife scheduled to take the First Steps Pistol safety class at our range on Saturday, and we were not able to pick the PX4 up until Friday evening. I had enough time to take it out of the box, check it's basic function, then pack it up with the rest of my range and teaching supplies for the early morning trip to the range the next morning. It's her only gun, and she wanted to take the class with it, her hands are a little too small to comfortably shoot my 92FS, my 1911 is a little much for a first time female shooter, the .357 and .44 Magnums were out of the question, and our daughter was already using my Browning Buckmark, so we went with it.....
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I know, and I've done that with every firearm I have ever owned over the 35 years I've been shooting. The only reason I didn't with this one is because I had my wife scheduled to take the First Steps Pistol safety class at our range on Saturday, and we were not able to pick the PX4 up until Friday evening. I had enough time to take it out of the box, check it's basic function, then pack it up with the rest of my range and teaching supplies for the early morning trip to the range the next morning. It's her only gun, and she wanted to take the class with it, her hands are a little too small to comfortably shoot my 92FS, my 1911 is a little much for a first time female shooter, the .357 and .44 Magnums were out of the question, and our daughter was already using my Browning Buckmark, so we went with it.....
Ain't Murphy a bastard? The one time...
Just FYI, I did not mean to come across as preachy.
I know the feeling, I'm pretty sure everyone has had an oversight at one time or another. It could have been much worse. Aside from a bit of frustration, you got away clean.
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You did exactly what you should have done, gun issue, gunsmith. Applause. Salute. Thumbs Up!
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