Cheese, It's super easy to do in about one minute or less. You'll notice that on the slide above the extractor is a little hole. Inside that hole is a roll pin. You take a punch that is a little smaller than the hole and place it on the roll pin, and then tap out the roll pin using a small hammer on the punch. If you don't have a punch, or you don't have a small hammer, it is absolutely no problemo. You can use a finish nail of the right size (head first, tap on the pointed end), and you can use anything ya got handy as a small hammer. The roll pin comes out pretty easy. Try to catch the extractor and it's spring as you remove the roll pin so you don't have to go looking on the floor. The extractor is under moderate spring pressure.