Lay the pistol on the work bench, on its left side, place the dowel/tap/nut driver on the slide stop connection on the right side and give it ONE light tap.....that should do it.
Well, if a 2 lb. hammer is used, then, I guess some damage could occur. However, if a 4 oz. hammer is used and a light tap applied, then, I'm thinking it be OK.If the left side stop/pin was inserted incorrectly and the ridges are not in the grooves of the right side lever couldn't the above procedure cause some damage?
Exactly.....installing the Apex is where I had to use the 3lb hammer with a very solid blow to drive my pin out. Then reassembly resulted in a slight misalignment resulting in that "loose" movement. I just wanted to alert the OP to that possibility so he would first check for it.When installing Apex triggers, I've found some slide stop levers to fit tighter than others....ONE was actually easy to remove, while others took a good whack. I'm thinking the OP's levers just need a little 'tap' to snap em' together.
I tried a light tap with nut driver it didn’t tighten it. The play left to right is very minimal almost as if the lever is Bent just a bit? When I push in on the slide stop from left to right it moves a tiny bit and there’s a faint click.
Yes. A nut driver, small socket....anything that applies pressure around the star end but does not contact it. As OF stated it is important to place the pistol flat on its left side to resist the tapping pressure.I have not disassembled pistol. So I want to tap around the nut not tap directly on it? Just want to make sure I’m doing it right. Thanks everyone! So a small socket then leaving a recess?