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Considering EMP, why not .40?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by BuckyP, Dec 31, 2010.

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  1. BuckyP

    BuckyP Lifetime Member

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    All this EMP talk lately has me considering an EMP. Seems the 9mm is much more popular around here than the .40. Any reasons I should look towards the 9mm over the .40? I already have carry guns / ammo in 9mm, .40 and .45ACP, so compatibility isn't an issue.

    Only things I can think of:

    1. Resale value (it would appear the 9mms are easier to flip due to their popularity)
    2. Capacity (giving up one round)
    3. Other???

    Anyone here have a .40 EMP? If so, how has reliability been?

    TIA.
     
  2. I believe md357 said he had one with no issues. I have been looking at the same one. I would lean toward the 40 because 1- it seems to be cheaper in price and 2- I carry 40 on duty so I can grab ammo from work.
     


  3. Hokie1911

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    So donuts aren't the only thing you pilfer from the office? :rofl:
     
  4. No coffee is fair game as well
     
  5. great! I'm paying for your ammo use when you're off duty?! :faint: :tongueout:
     
  6. Quack

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    no, because it's considered "training" :animlol:
     
  7. Hokie1911

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    Our tax dollars hard at work.

    "To Serve and Protect....and Shoot on your Dime"
     
  8. Vanman2004b

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    My guess is that most LEOs do not train enough. Looks like a good use of tax dollars for a change. JMHO
     
  9. polizei1

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    I chose the 9mm over the .40 because I simply don't like the .40 cal round. Also, you lose 1 round and doing the logman mod, you would lose another (still only 1 round down vs. the 9 with the mod mags).

    However, I will say that the 9mm seems to be more popular, and the .40 is generally cheaper. I was able to find a .40 at a local gunshow for $999 and I think GB still has some. I paid $1050 from Bud's for the 9mm, so it's a little more expensive, depending on what you can find.

    And lastly, I have a XD9 so I already have a lot of 9mm ammo, and it's cheaper. Win-Win.
     
  10. BuckyP

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    logman mod? Me must Google. Either case it seems you are still net down 1 round.

    I have just as much 9mm as .40. Is the EMP +p+ rated? That's what most of the premium ammo I have on hand.

    My local shop actually has the 9mm in stock last time I checked. I think it was $1100 or so.
     
  11. Quack

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    log man mod = flush cut mag
    http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=289542

    [​IMG]

    the EMP isn't rated for +P ammo, bt if you call Springfield, they wil say it's OK for occasional use. going to run some +P+ through the EMP on sunday.
     
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  12. polizei1

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    Also, the .40 has a steel frame while the 9mm uses aluminum alloy. If you're dead set on one of the other, you might want to take that into consideration. I ran some 124gr GD's through the EMP the other day but they weren't +p. I'll be using +p for carry but obviously won't be shooting those too much.

    Bud's is still out of EMP's, I took the last one. :tongueout: If you can find one in stock I would pick it up...$1100 isn't bad. BUT, do you want the 9mm or the .40?
     
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  13. BuckyP

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    I did not know that. Thanks!! Looks like a .40 is going to be 7 ounces heavier.

    Still undecided, as now I can roll the aluminum vs steel through my head. :rollingeyes: What was Bud's price?
     
  14. BuckyP

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    He shortens the mag, but no loss in capacity? Pretty nice. Thanks for the link and pics.

    Are you using the 127 SXTs? Would like to hear feedback on how they run in the EMP.

    Thanks. :wavey:
     
  15. Hokie1911

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    I believe you lose a round with the Logman mod.
     
  16. Quack

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    you lose 1 round.

    i haven't run STX's yet, but i have run GD's, Hornady, and some old Cor-Bon through it w/o any problems. i'll run the Winchester SXT 127gr +P+ through it on sunday.
     
  17. polizei1

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    Bud's is $1052 for the .40 and $1075 for the 9mm.

    And the only thing I've ran through mine is 124gr Gold Dot's. I'll be picking up some +p for my carry ammo. I only have a box through it, but so far it looks like the EMP likes the 124gr's over the 115gr's.
     
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    I very much prefer the EMP in 9mm. I dont like .40 much at all, but dont think i would mind a 5" .40. Also, follow up shots were harder to keep accurate because of the felt recoil and size of the gun.
     
  20. I am a big fan of 40. About three months ago I had a pit bull that was all muscle charge me. I fired 4 rounds, first 2 missed, third went thru the rear leg, and the last hit dead center in the chest while the dog was in the air jumping at me. The last round hit the dog with enough force to take the fight out of the dog. It gave me a lot of faith in those rounds.