Gun Report

Heckler & Koch 45C 45 ACP

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An upgrade from the USP compact, we’d prefer to carry the 45C cocked and locked. The slim grip made it easy to handle and the best choice for small hands.

Heckler & Koch 45C 45 ACP

Gun Details

Model Name
Home Defense
Law Enforcement
Concealed Carry
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Single
Trigger Span Double

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The slide release was ambidextrous and turned on the slide-stop pin. The right-side lever stayed in place with the pin removed. Note the connecting lug atop the guide rod assembly.
A rubber O-ring on the barrel served to enhance lockup. We’ve heard they are very durable, but several extra rings were supplied.

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