I did this for another forum so it's pretty much a copy and paste. Gun over view 2008 Les Baer Premier II. Just shy of 6,000 rounds down the tube. Lubrication is either TW-25B (from Mil-Com) or Brian Enos Slide Glide lite. If it's in a daily carry mode (like right now) it gets the TW-25B. If I'm going to blast a lot of rounds down range it will get Slide Glide. It doesn't have a full legnth guide rod so, this applies to guns with out them. Some full legnth rods require a tool or paper clip to retain the recoil spring. Basic Take Down First and foremost, make sure the gun is unloaded. That's kind of a DUH thing, but people are increasingly retarded these days. After you're triple sure it's unloaded, take a bushing wrench or if your barrel bushing isn't super snug, and turn it to the none slide release side (clockwise looking at the barrel). BE CAREFUL! There is a spring in there. If you don't capture it with your thumb/bushing wrench and you take the recoil spring to the face IT'S GOING TO HURT!!! When you do so, the recoil spring and plug will expand and hang out of the end of the gun. Don't remove it from the gun yet. It will make life easier by leaving it in. Next, cock the hammer and make sure the safety is OFF. Pull the slide back and line up the little U-notch with the slide release. Push from the other side of the gun on the slide release and it should pop out. It might take a little pressure if the gun is tightly fitted. Just make sure the notch and the release are lined up and you should be okay. Go ahead and pull it out of the gun. Slide the slide forward and it should come off of the frame. Now you can pull away the recoil spring and guide. Just lift and pull away from the muzze and it will come out. With the slide off the gun and the recoil spring out, turn the barrel bushing 180 degrees the other way (counter clockwise looking at the muzzle). Some guns you can just pull the barrel and the bushing out. On tight guns like the Baer I have to pull on the barrel and use the pulling action of the barrel to nicely tap the bushing out of the gun. When done so you should have a complete frame and a field stripped slide. IF you do not wish to go further stop here, clean and lube and then reverse the process for assembly.