I recently acquired an Springfield Armory EMP, and compared it to my primary carry , the Kahr PM9. The first thing to surprise me is that the overall length is about the same: The EMP is about 1 inch taller: The Kahr is still "king" in the weight department. I did not have measuring equipment, the polymer Kahr "felt" half the weight of the EMP. Took the EMP to the range today, it was a tack driver. Like all 1911 platforms, it felt natural in my hands. Ran 200rds through it, no hiccups whatsoever. I know I will still be carrying my PM9 most often, primarily because it is lighter.