I was recently shown a new way to take down my Glock 17, and it makes the process even easier. My question today: Is there any danger to the firearm, using this method? Here it is. As usual, draw the slide back a notch. Grip the takedown lever. THEN pull the trigger. It works like a dream. -- But what do you think? Is it safe for the firearm? Note. If you try this method at home, be advised: the slide comes off very freely, even by its own weight, while both hands are otherwise occupied. Therefore, I suggest you carefully hold the gun level, until you are ready to remove the slide.