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Well bought my first handgun a P95. Had an experienced friend take me out to his club to break it in. Worked great. Later I sat down with the manual to practice stripping and re-assembly. Didn't get far. In re-assembly I somehow managed to get the slide on wrong. I cant get it on all the way to insert the slide stop pin. Worse even without the pin I can't get the slide off. Also the barrel and spring pin rod assembly are protruding from the end of the gun instead of flush. In it's current state I can't see the injector. I had it in the down position. I fear that is what is causing the problem. Have I done some real damage? Thanks
 

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Well; hello from North Dakota. I owned a P95 for a year, loved it and shot the heck out of it and gave it to my son. He loves it. Other forum members can address your problems better than I can. The only issue I had at first when stripping was the little notches that need to be aligned were off a bit.
 

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Hello
Well bought my first handgun a P95. Had an experienced friend take me out to his club to break it in. Worked great. Later I sat down with the manual to practice stripping and re-assembly. Didn't get far. In re-assembly I somehow managed to get the slide on wrong. I cant get it on all the way to insert the slide stop pin. Worse even without the pin I can't get the slide off. Also the barrel and spring pin rod assembly are protruding from the end of the gun instead of flush. In it's current state I can't see the injector. I had it in the down position. I fear that is what is causing the problem. Have I done some real damage? Thanks
I believe you have the guide rod and recoil spring assembly in backwards. Take it out of the slide and reverse it. Before putting the slide back on the frame, make sure the ejector is depressed forward. Try that and see what happens.
 

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That's what I started thinking. But I cannot get the slide off. I cant disassemble the gun at all, I don't want to force anything for fear of doing more harm, The slide will not move forward at all only back a short way. It moves back enough to cock and fire but not enough to get in position to put the slide stop in.

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OK, take a deep breath. Try to move the ejector forward through the magazine well. Take a screwdriver or something long enough to reach the ejector and slowly push it forward. If this works then the slide should come off easy and you can correctly reassemble it.
 

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I believe you have the guide rod and recoil spring assembly in backwards. Take it out of the slide and reverse it. Before putting the slide back on the frame, make sure the ejector is depressed forward. Try that and see what happens.
Fishman ... First of all welcome and sorry to hear about your problem. Secondly, it is impossible that your guide rod assembly is in backwards since if it were it could not protrude through the front of the slide. The more likely issues are as follows:
1. The ejector popped up as you were installing the slide. To fix this, fashion a piece of wire with a small hook on the end and pull it back in place through the magazine well.
2. If you can see through the magwell that the ejector is in the correct position, the likely culprit is the the guide rod assembly is misaligned. To fix this, pull back on the slide slightly and try to re-center the guide rod assembly.
 

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I had this happen once to mine . I think the ejector is the problem .
I took a clothes hanger or a piece of stiff wire made a hook on one end , reaching through the mag well try to hook the ejector and work it forward , you may have to move the slide back and forth till the ejector pops forward and then the slide will come off. Hope this works for you . should not have caused any damage unless you forced any thing to hard ..
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Thanks all. I really appreciate the help. Buckjm53 nailed it. The ejector popped up and I didn't realize it. It was back flush in the up position. Great learning experience. Now it's my turn to pass a little help. I used a dental pick to release the ejector. It's prefect for such jobs. It's a knurled handle with a 4 inch metal rod sticking out of each end. One side is straight and comes to a sharp point. The other has a 1/8 right angle bend on the end with a sharp point. Perfect for reaching down into places and pulling on them forward where there is no room for any thing else. Thanks again. Now if I can figure out how to hit what Im shooting at 8^)
 

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fishman ... Glad that we could help and thanks for the dental pick suggestion. Regarding hitting what you're shooting at, if you're completely new to firearms you may want to consider taking a couple of lessons before you develop too many bad habits that often become difficult to break. There are many elements to master, and a failure in any one of them (stance, grip, sight picture, breath control, trigger control & follow through) can create poor results & great frustration.
 

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Just new to hand guns. I fired a few rounds to learn the gun. The fun part will be the practice..
The P95 is a lot of fun and an excellent pistol for the money. Mine has now over 12,700 rounds down the pipe without a single failure of any kind ... ever :D
 

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Glad to have anothe P95 owner on board. Welcome
 

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Glad you got it sorted.
 
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