Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Harrison EMP

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by polizei1, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. polizei1

    polizei1 It WAS Quack

    Feb 3, 2009
    Cincinnati, OH
    Ok guys...I know you're probably all excited like I am! I got the EMP back today and I am truly AMAZED by what John did! The fit and finish of the pistol is excellent and the parts were all dehorned via the "Carry Bevel" John did.

    I would like to personally THANK:

    John Harrison (
    Larry Davidson (
    Ryan Payne (

    I was able to take it to the range and run 300 rounds through it. I had a few hiccups in the beginning, but I blame that to the ammo (PRVI PPU). After I ran a few mags of that, I switched to WWB and it run flawlessly! I switched back after 100 rounds of WWB to the PRVI PPU and it fed everything without incident.

    I ran the gun liberally wet for the range with Hoppes #9, but I did not have time to test Slide-Glide Lite yet.

    Ok, now to the good stuff...

    Build List:

    Remove existing rear sight, fit and install new rear dovetail sight. Includes laser bore-sighting.

    HD-005 Harrison Design Extreme Service rear sight for Novak cut, tall height

    Remove existing dovetail front sight, fit & install new ready made dovetail front sight

    Dawson Precision D/T front sight, Springfield / D Wesson, .200"

    Install tritium lamp in dot configuration with white ring in non-serrated sight blade

    Drill sight & slide for vertical roll pin in dovetail front sight

    Face off barrel flush with barrel bushing and re-crown with deep dished, high polished crown

    Fit and install match grade slide stop

    H-D Extreme Service Slide Stop, .38/.40/9mm/10mm, blued

    Fit & tune match grade extractor

    Springfield Armory extractor for 9mm EMP

    Fit Harrison Design trigger to frame and adjust fixed overtravel stop

    Harrison Design Extreme Service trigger for 1911, short smooth face with fixed overtravel stop, natural aluminum finish

    Scallop front strap, includes truing & high grip

    Scallop smooth main spring housing to match front strap

    VZ aluminum mainspring housing, Officers ACP

    Wolff 23# Officer's hammer spring

    Lower plunger, main spring, Officer's ACP, blue

    Cap, main spring, Officer's ACP, blue

    Mainspring housing pin retainer

    Fit extended thumb safety

    Ed Brown tactical extended thumb safety, S/S

    Carry Bevel Package

    Countersink slide stop pin hole & recess pin

    Modify frame, MSH and grips for Round-Butt

    Refinish complete pistol in matte IonBond DLC

    Please excuse the poor picture quality.





    Here are some custom grips by Ryan (Sarge) that turned out absolutely fantastic!!! I am VERY impressed with them. It's really hard to decide which ones I want to use, I love both, but obviously the Larry D's have a lot more grip.


    Last edited: Sep 17, 2011
  2. polizei1

    polizei1 It WAS Quack

    Feb 3, 2009
    Cincinnati, OH

    Here is the range test. I used 115gr PRVI PPU and 115gr WWB. 7 yards, isosceles stance.

    Here is about 100 round grouping into the center of the target:


    This was about a 20 round group:


    Obviously, if I do my part, the EMP will do it's!
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2011

  3. Cerebrus

    Cerebrus Guest

    Wow.. That is on seriously sweet shooter.. Harrison is a true artist.. Now shoot the snot out of it.. :thumbsup:
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 14, 2011
  4. Hokie1911

    Hokie1911 >

    Dec 26, 2003
    NE Ohio
    Damn Cody. That thing is sick. Congrats my friend. :thumbsup:
  5. Thats really nice he said wiping the drool, no offense Sarge but the pics with the Larry D's look stellar!!!! CONGRATS!
  6. lsbbigdog


    Dec 12, 2008
    Looks Great! I love all black 1911's..
  7. HotRoderX

    HotRoderX Gen4 BETATester

    Jan 15, 2011
    wow that EMP looks amazing congratulations. I think the sarges grips look the best on it. I like wood look on 1911's and Revolvers better then G10 patterns.
  8. polizei1

    polizei1 It WAS Quack

    Feb 3, 2009
    Cincinnati, OH
    Thanks for the kind words! I have to say, BOTH sets of grips were custom made by both parties specifically for me and the EMP. Both grip sets have the round-butt to match the frame, as well as Larry D taking the extra step when I asked him to "melt" the edges. Thanks Chuck for the inspiration on that! Ryan
    's grips are African Blackwood in case anyone would like to know.
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2011
  9. djackson

    djackson CLM

    Dec 9, 2008
    West Virginia
    Wow is all I can muster, simply beautiful
  10. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

    Nov 24, 2005
    Crap,......I REALLY did not need to see that! :drool:

  11. up1911fan


    Mar 12, 2009
    Upper Michigan
    Looks great, John does amazing work! Those grips look really nice too.
  12. polizei1

    polizei1 It WAS Quack

    Feb 3, 2009
    Cincinnati, OH
    Thanks everyone. :)
  13. Wade-19


    Sep 24, 2007
    St. Louis
    Very nice ! Congrats !!!!
  14. Gunshine


    Jan 3, 2011
    I like the black grips best. But I'd take it without grips. Very nice.
  15. engineer151515


    Nov 3, 2003
    My first thoughts too.

  16. akapennypincher

    akapennypincher Glock-O-Holic

    Wow you did more to it than I could have though possible!
  17. awpk03s


    Apr 1, 2007
    That is just simply amazing. Congratulations man - that's one of my favorite EMPs I have ever seen...
  18. rsxr22


    Feb 25, 2009
    Youngstown, OH
    Very nice indeed!