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I have an H&K .45 with around 300 rounds through it. Yesterday after shooting a few magazines through it I noticed if I bumped the mag with the palm of my hand to seat it the slide would close 9 out of 10 times. It would not close without a magazine or with an empty magazine. Otherwise the gun functioned normally and if I just pressed the magazine with steady pressure to seat it all was good. My plan was to clean the gun and magazines and try again but in the mean time I was wondering if anyone else has ever experienced this? I have several 1911 handguns and have never seen this before. Thanks.
 

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Well, did not see it before I guess or else forgot the big red note in the manual about the slid closing while loading the mag. Better give it a reread and make sure I didn't miss something else.
 

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All 4 of my hk's do this too. Oddly, my friends hk p30sk doesn't do it. My p30sk does though. I always thought it was just how hk's worked until I encountered his that does not do it.

It's created a bit of a bad habit for me because I'm so used to reloading and it going forward or giving it a tap if it doesn't to send it forward. Now, no matter what freaking gun I reload I hit the bottom 2x lol and for my 1911 I hit it 2x than remember to slingshot it.

I do love the feature but I think it's helped me form a naughty habit lol

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This is common to all polymer framed handguns. Some do it easier than others. I suggest you not count on this as part of your reload routine, as the one time it won't work/occur will be the one time you are reloading in a defensive situation. The HK45 has a massive 1911'ish slide release, I purposely train my reloads using the slide release, similar to how LAV teaches for handguns that have a proper/adequate sized slide release. Just my 2 cents, after 20+ years as a LEO firearms instructor who has attended lots of training courses over those 20 years.
 

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great sidearm choice . don't you love the grips ! glad to see other 45acp fan here, speaking of 45's, don't underestimate the USP 45's, built like a tank and reliable too !

congrats on a fine weapon, a lot of knowledgeable shooters on hkpro, welcome .
 

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My VP9s auto forward consistently, my HK45s/45C don't.
 

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I own a dozen odd modern HK pistols and they all exhibit this slide release feature if you send the mag home hard enough, including three HK45s. Not only normal, but a nice feature. BUT...the best HK pistols require that you squeeze the cocking grip lever before the slide releases when reloading ;)
 

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Very normal. I use it to my advantage in IDPA matches. Works great and is faster than using your other hand or manual slide racking.
 

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Welcome to the forum! I need to try this next time I'm at the range, I guess I don't slam my magazine very hard when I reload, that would explain why I've had a couple issues with the magazine not being seated to chamber a round (mainly my Walther pistols).
 

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Thanks. I have several 1911's so I'm pretty used to releasing the slide when I load. I guess With the HK it'll be a bonus when it closes by itself.
 

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Welcome bro! Congrats on that HK45.
 

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I love the .45! Also have a P30 in .40 S&W which is another great gun. The replacable grip panels are something other makers should look into. Makes it very east to get a good fit. Lots of good things to say about HK.
 
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