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DISMOUNTED • 28. TO RAISE PISTOL (fig. 6) .–The commands are: 1. raise, 2. PISTOL. At the command PISTOL, unbutton the flap of the holster with the right hand and grasp the stock, back of the hand outward. Draw the pistol from the holster; reverse it, muzzle up, the thumb and last three fingers holding the stock, the forefinger extended outside the trigger guard, the barrel of the pistol to the rear and inclined to the front at an angle of 30 °, the hand as high as, and 6 inches in front of, the point of the right shoulder. This is the position of raise PISTOL. • 29. To WITHDRAW the- Magazine (fig. 6).–Without lower- Lug the right hand, turn the barrel slightly to the right; press the magazine catch with the right thumb and with the left hand remove the magazine. Place it In the belt or pocket. • 30. To open the chamber (fig. 6).–Withdraw the maga- zine and resume the position of raise PISTOL. Without lower- ing the right hand, grasp the slide with the thumb and the first two fingers of the left hand (thumb on left side of slide and pointing downward) ; keeping the muzzle elevated, shift the grip of the right hand so that the right thumb engages with the slide stop. Push the slide downward to its full ex- tent and force the slide stop into its notch with the right thumb without lowering the muzzle of the pistol. • 31. To CLOSE THE CHAMBER.-With the right thumb press down the slide stop and let the slide go forward. Squeeze the trigger. • 32. To insert a magazine.-without lowering the right hand, turn the barrel to the right. Grasp a magazine with the first two fingers and thumb of the left hand; withdraw it from the belt and Insert it in the pistol. Press It fully home. • 33. To LOAD PISTOL.–The commands are: 1. LOAD .. PIS- TOL. At the command pistol if a loaded magazine is not already in the pistol, insert one. Without lowering the right hand, turn the barrel slightly to the left. Grasp the slide with the thumb and fingers of the left hand (thumb on right side of slide and pointing upward). Pull the slide downward to its

M1911 Manual - Page 28

M1911 Manual - Page 28

 


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