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    Was looking to detail strip/clean my VP9. How do you remove the drop safety? Looks like you remove the striker and drive in the roll pin.

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    Remove the striker from the slide, drive in the Drop Safety Roll-pin, then remove the Drop Safety, and Axle + Compression Spring underneath the Drop Safety. To re-install, you want to install the Compression Spring first, compress it using a set of thin, long needle-nose pliers, install the Drop Safety, drop in the Axle, then drive the Roll-pin through them.

    There is a VP9 Detail Stripping guide in the Reference Forum but I have not had a chance to do a detailed disassembly of the Drop Safety or Support Sleeves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TooSixy View Post
    Remove the striker from the slide, drive in the Drop Safety Roll-pin, then remove the Drop Safety, and Axle + Compression Spring underneath the Drop Safety. To re-install, you want to install the Compression Spring first, compress it using a set of thin, long needle-nose pliers, install the Drop Safety, drop in the Axle, then drive the Roll-pin through them.

    There is a VP9 Detail Stripping guide in the Reference Forum but I have not had a chance to do a detailed disassembly of the Drop Safety or Support Sleeves.
    Necro post only because TooSixy saved my bacon, so Thank You Sir!

    Had a couple slides coated midnight bronze (have 4 VP9 & 3 VP9SK, didn’t want more), so coated 1 of each. I thought I had stripped it down enough, but obviously forgot the drop safety. How do I know this? I could not get the upgraded striker assy back in (stainless sleeve). After 2 hours of frustration, stripped another VP & noticed the drop safety axle was 180 diff from my cerakoted slides. After googling VP9 drop safety pin I found this post. Drove in Pin, rotated axle (a bit more involved, but that’s the basic) & all is well. My coater didn’t mention the extra work, but must have installed them both backwards. Learned a lot & have some sore fingers.

    Again, Thank You TooSixy, I’d likely be paying a Smith if not for your post! Also used your detailed strip guide for striker stuff!
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    TooSixy, would it be too much trouble to post a picture of just the compression spring installed (before installation of the safety and axle.)

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