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I am currently taking the 250 course at Gunsite with my HK45c. I've only had the firearm for 3 weeks before the class...I figured Gunsite would provide me with a great foundation in defensive pistol tactics to build upon with my new firearm. The HK45c is my EDC as well as my HD choice. I have the variant that is DA/SA with the safety and decocker. I carried a 1911 before this HK and I like the SA trigger as well as the ability to carry condition one. During my training at GS I have failed to get off rounds in timed drills because I am riding the HK's safety and depressing the decocker. This never happened at the range prior to GS. But has happened 6 times already and it is now apparent that the firearm as is, it not suitable for me to trust me life with. Why HK designed their safety/decocker like that is beyond me. I did some research and it appears I have two options...I can convert to LEM or install an HK detent plate. How reliable is the detent plate? Does anyone carry condition one with the detent plate? Does it work as advertised? I guess I am trying to make the HK behave like a 1911 (SAO)and maybe I just need to accept that they are two different animal and install the LEM. Any opinions, advice, or information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
 

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as a shooter of both the 1911 and the 45c I think you have it right, it isn't a 1911 and never will be. although capable of cocked/locked I only use mine as a decocker as I am used to that with my SIG 220. LEM sounds great too but I prefer the decocker just out of preference. good luck with your conversion.
 

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I think he was only saying get used to the gun.... it is a different animal than what you are used to. How much did you shoot your new gun before the training? I know you only owned it for 3 weeks.
 

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WTF There is a simple solution, just change the damn detent plate it only takes several minutes and is a very easy task. After that the safety will no longer function as a de-cocker and only as a safety like a 1911 it will still be every bit as reliable as any other HK NO COMPRMISE

( This is what I did to mine by the way )
 

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Thanks. I just placed an order for the detent plate. I can always get the LEM down the road. I think its pretty awesome how on HK's it seems relatively easy to change the configuration to suit ones preference
 
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