Whenever handling firearms the very
first thing you should do is clear the weapon of any ammunition. But before you do anything else, you should make sure that the weapon is on ‘safe’ You should then check to see if
a magazine is inserted And if so, press the magazine release to
remove it. With your thumb, press the slide lock lever up while pulling the slide to the rear. This will lock the slide back, allowing
you to visually inspect the chamber for any ammunition. Once a chamber has been inspected and cleared of ammunition, press the slide lock lever down
to send the slide forward. And this is how you clear a handgun.