Well if you read the post 40 help, I said I had to put my mag in to close the slide. I should be able to close it with out the mag but I CAN'T! I thought maybe it just needs a little working because it is stiff, boy was I wrong!!! My brother in Middlesboro KY found some ammo for it at one of the gun stores up there and thought about me for once, what a great guy ( no really he is). Well he comes and gets me and we go to the range and nothing happens. I get one in the chamber and get ready for the shot and squeeze the trigger and nothing!!!! The trigger is stuck ,I can not pull the trigger its like the safety is on but the safety is not, Ow well I think its time to call HP. The good news is we had plenty of 45 ammo as well, so the day was not a waste. My brother tyred to poke at me over the 40 but like I told him HP stands behind there guns 100%. Now he's wanting a HP 45 , he really liked the way it handels.