View Full Version : Need help w/ reassembling my new EMP

Northern Gal
March 20, 2012, 11:27 AM
Please move this if this isn't the proper place to post.

I bought a Springfield EMP this weekend, so I went on You Tube and watched a great video on how to disassemble and reassemble it. I took it down and cleaned it just fine yesterday, but I can't get the slide stop back in during reassembly. I line it up w/ the hole on the barrel and start sliding it in, however, I can't get the right hand side of the slide stop to push in - it seems like the slide stop is too long (which, of course, I know it isn't). What am I doing wrong? All suggestions are very welcome.

March 20, 2012, 01:02 PM
Do you have it lined up with the notch on the slide?

March 20, 2012, 01:11 PM
It should look something like what is shown in the attached picture

Northern Gal
March 20, 2012, 02:07 PM
CowTowner: The problem I'm having is that the right edge will not fit to slide down under the notch in the slide - it hits that piece on the right that butts up to it when it's in place correctly. I'm obviously doing something wrong such that the hole that lines up w/ the barrel for the slide stop to go into is just a bit too far right. (Does that make sense?)

March 20, 2012, 02:38 PM
The "piece on the right" is a spring-loaded plunger. It *will* move out of the way to let the slide stop pin snap into place, but it can be a little tricky, especially with a new gun, or with a shooter that's not used to the procedure. Make sure you apply force inward and slightly upward (toward the slide). If you press downward, the slide stop pin will rotate clockwise and give you a nice scratch from the plunger to the trigger guard opening.

Northern Gal
March 20, 2012, 02:48 PM
Thanks so much - this is very helpful! I'd like to take it out again tomorrow after work, so I really want to get this figured out.