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At the muzzle end of the slide of my new 4.5" FS PDP there is a "Damper Insert" that looks to be made from polymer. Several other PDPs I've seen don't seem to have this insert. The issue with it is that it obstructs my getting a tool in there to remove the front sight.

Does anyone have any tips for removing this...before I do something I might later regret?
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Slide it backwards and out of the way.
It doesn't slide. There are two cutouts in the slide that retain it.

It's exactly 1/2" long so my best guess is it's there so that the 4.5" barrel pistols can use the same length recoil guide rod assembly as the 4" barreled ones.
 

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It looks like the damper insert (item number 3.18) can only come out one of three ways - straight back, straight up, or back and up at an angle.

If there's some oil between it and the slide you might also be fighting a little suction holding it in place.
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It does slide backwards. Matter of fact if you want it out of the way after sliding it back just twist it out by turning those locking tabs at 12 and 6 o clock. It's just locked in there tight but the retaining tabs are flexible to release.
 

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It does slide backwards. Matter of fact if you want it out of the way after sliding it back just twist it out by turning those locking tabs at 12 and 6 o clock. It's just locked in there tight but the retaining tabs are flexible to release.
Thanks and yes, you're right. It does slide back. I contacted Walther support who showed me how to do it.

Mine was in pretty snug though and it needed an alternating push from a small flat headed screwdriver in the slots in the tabs to get it started.
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