Scroll down and find out how you can easily and safely field strip your Glock.
field glock to How strip
The pin can be removed in either direction. Recoil in every Glock is very manageable for its caliber. There are several components that are spring-loaded and can cause serious eye damage.
Step 1: Safety
For disassembly beyond a simple field strip, I suggest getting a Glock disassembly tool. Photo 2 Wet patch the barrel bore.