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For the field stripping, in  the Owner's Manual indicated
for slide disassembly depress the takedown catch and remove the slide  by pulling it forward.

But the  procedure that i see in many Gunsmith  is  PULL THE SLIDE BACK  A LITTLE  and depress the takedown catch and remove the slide.

Is necessary pull the slide back a little before depress the takedown catch?

What is the correct procedure for field stripping?
 

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Pull the slide back slightly. It takes the tension off the pin to keep it from binding and makes disassembly easier.
 

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No need for it on the P99 as there is no takedown pin like on other guns. I just yank down on the takedown catch and pull the slide right off.

gmchenry is correct though.....on a pistol with a take down lever/pin, pulling back on the slide slightly simply allows you to remove the pin a bit easier.
 

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I've found it easier to pull the slide back a little and then pull down on the take down catch. It takes the tension off and is easier to pull down on the catch. It can be done with out pulling the slide back, but in my opinion is a little bit harder to do.

Devin
 

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I meant the take down tab. It isn't a conventional "pin", but that's its shape coming up through the frame. Sorry if I confused anybody.
 

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P99, I pull back the slide back a bit while pulling down on the takedown.
P22, the takedown just pulls down easily, no slide movement needed.
 
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