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Hello Fellas,

I just bought the first HK handgun I've ever owned. I have a lot of guns, but have never owned an HK. I've been playing around with different EDC options and bought the 45C after carrying a full size 1911 and a Sig P220. for the last year or two. I am very happy with the 45C so far but I'm having trouble field stripping it and I'm not sure why. I bought the pistol from GunBroker. It had only had 200 rounds through it before I purchased it and the previous owner had sent it back to HK for the LEM installation. The pistol also has the slide release on the right side. What am I doing wrong? I can't get the slide release to pull out of the frame. I've tried pushing the pin from the right side, but the right slide release seems to "capture" the pin on that side. I've looked through the owners manual more than once, but haven't found a solution. I know I'm making it harder than it is.

Thanks for any help!
 

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Pull your slide back on your HK45C back until you see a square cutout on the left side of the slide that lines up with the front side of the left slide release.
When the square cutout on the slide is lined up correctly, you will be able to push the slide release axle from the right side of the gun and your slide release will be easy to remove.
After that you will be able to remove your slide.

I am sure my instructions are confusing, but if you pull your slide back to the point where it is locked open, you have gone too far.
 

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Congrats on the HK45C!
Did you remove the magazine? Also, pull the slide back to line up the notch in the slide release then push the pin from the right side to the left side, then remove the left side release from the frame. You do not have to remove the right side.
 

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Thanks guys. I didn't have a chance to try again last night, but I will soon. I appreciate your help.
 

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Don't worry, once you get the hang of it youll be surprised how easy it is. Ease of maintenance was one of the HK45's biggest selling points for me
 
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