It took awhile putting together, the slide does work, it loads and retracts. its comfortable for my large hands. If you want me to post i will, ive never posted before so bear with it if i post. i hate cutting pieces but for this it was well worth it. it looks great, it has some weight to it. It does need to be played with to get it as perfect as the rifle i havent posted yet, but it is what it is, hope you like.