My wife's EMP 9 works fine, no problems with it. Shoots nice. Handles both fmj and hollow points. We use Gold Dot 124gr carry ammo. Never had a jam with any load, as far as I know. She has shot it in IDPA, too. 9 round mags, so you carry 10, and still smaller and thinner than a .45. Yet I still get all fingers on the grip for full control. Trigger reach is shorter than the .45, too. It is designed around the 9mm so everything is reduced size. I don't know anything about other brands of 9mm 1911. ___________ I joined the NRA, have you yet?