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Stuck slide stop

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by Byrd666, Jan 16, 2012.

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  1. Byrd666

    Byrd666 Member

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    Hey guys

    Got a problem with my EMP .40. My slide stop refuses to come out. I've done everything I know to do short of a jackhammer. I've put some gun oil on both sides hoping to loosen it up overnight. Any ideas?
     
  2. rodregier

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    Just to ask the painfully obvious questions...

    Have you ever successfully removed it before?
    Is the slide aligned with the frame takedown notch?
     
  3. bob barker

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    Is the magazine out of the weapon? (another painfully obvious)
     
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    "Field stripping the EMP is a bit different than what you’re accustomed to with one of its larger brothers. The EMP arrives with a small cellophane bag in its box. In the bag, among other things, is a short length of rigid plastic tubing. It gets snapped onto the end of the recoil-guide rod that is exposed when you lock the slide to the rear. The plastic retains the guide rod assembly. You unlock the slide and slowly allow it to move forward to align the stop with the disassembly notch. Push the slide stop out from the right, and then move the slide forward and off the frame. Invert the slide, then lift the recoil-spring assembly by its rear end, pull it from the slide, and push or pull out the barrel."



    Did you read the manual?
     
  5. Byrd666

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    Yup, read the manual, watched videos, did it once before.


    It was sitting at the release point, just not coming loose. Let the oil and cussing sink in and with a little more pushing from a hunk of plastic I had, it finally come loose. Now it won't "lock" back in place. Being only the second takedown, I'm hoping it'll get a bit easier as I go.

    Thanks for the help guys.
     
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    I know with my XDM, when it was brand new I had to pull the slide back a tad to get the slide stop out of the way. After firing a couple rounds, it was easy peasy. Same thing happened after it sat in the safe for a while...took it to the range and it loosened right up.
     
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