I'm on a 1911 kick and would like a 9mm in a 1911 platform. I like the Kimber Aegis Pro 4" barrel and the Springfield EMP, but that only comes in a 3" barrel. I understand the EMP was specifically made to handle the 9MM, although it comes in 40 cal. Both are nice, really don't need one other than want one. The Kimber has a plastic mainspring backstrap and the EMP seems pretty solid. Both feel good in my hand. I like the EMP but can go either way. I'd carry either one. BTW, I have a Browning HP in my safe. Your opinions, and my research on this forum will greatly influence my decision. Thanks...Reloader_22... Wanna kill these ads? We can help!