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Stiff or "Heavy" Decocker Lever - 380

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The decocker lever on my Thunder 380 is hard to operate. It works, but takes a bit of "convincing" to get it to co-operate. I remember it fell out once (!!!) so it musn't be in there too tight. I want to try and take it out and look it over, maybe sand it ever so slightly and clean and lube it. Do others find this lever difficult to operate and/or what did you do (if anything) about it?
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Since you guys were slow on the draw :) I got to playing around with my Thunder 380 over the weekend. I took it apart and removed the safety/decocker lever from the slide. I cleaned everything up with Hoppe's spray solvent and lightly sanded the lever with some paper. I scraped out the depression on the "other" blind side where the end fits in to remove crud and lightly coated the assy. with grease. I put it all back together and that seems to have taken care of the stiff fit of the parts because now the safety/decocker lever works much easier. Still can't sweep it off with only my thumb but I don't plan to need to. It works and I'm happy. I got some video help from YouTube docv73 which has a series of videos of a guy taking down and reassembling a Thunder 380 pistol completely. It was quite informative and you might want to check it out and save the address for future reference.
I'm glad that you were able to fix the difficulty with your Safety. I had no clue as to what to do to it. Now, thanks to you, I have a better idea should it ever happen to me. Thanx.
I have the same problem. I have problems with my right hand and thought it was just me.
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