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Tell me about the Springfield EMP 9mm

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by BFIBri, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. BFIBri

    BFIBri

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    I'm thinking of purchasing this little pistol, can you guys give me any info on it?

    Where is it made... US?
    I've heard that its made in the custom shop.... True or not?
    Any MIM parts?
    How does it compare to a full size 1911?
    What parts are interchangeable from a full size 1911
    Why is it so much?

    Any other details would be great.

    Thank you,
    Brian
     
  2. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    here's mine after i flush cut the slide stop pin, but before i re-blued the pin
    10-8 rear sight & trigger
    Larry Davidson Horned Lizard grips
    Ed Brown single side safety

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    the 15 re-engineered parts in the EMP:
    slide
    frame
    left grip panel
    right grip panel
    firing pin
    firing pin spring
    extractor
    plunger tube
    plunger spring
    trigger
    magazine tube
    magazine follower
    magazine spring
    magazine base plate
    magazine base pad

    The EMP's grip frame (L) is about 1/4 inch smaller in diameter than the .45 ACP Micro 1911.

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    also look here for more info.
    http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=257261
     
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  3. rsxr22

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    ive shot multiple EMP's and i can back up all the hype. They are an amazing gun! Unlike micro 1911's, the EMP was designed for the 9mm and .40 caliber bullet and it functions flawlessly.

    I love everything about the gun but cannot see myself buying one simply because i found my true perfect carry gun in the HK P2ksk. Ive carried 1911s before and while the weight is not a big difference it is definitely a noticeable difference.
     
  4. handyman

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    The one I have has been great. It is a nice shooter very low recoil.
     
  5. glock75

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    I simply love mine. Not a single hiccup to date. Points and shoots very well; extremely accurate. And it just feels very good in my hands.
     
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  6. upnover97

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    i love mine, i use it for a summer carry gun. it is extremely accurate and reliable. the one thing that i did notice while reloading is that it likes a shorter OAL, otherwise the rounds tend to drag/hang in the magazine. this does not apply when shooting most factory ammo.
     
  7. CMG

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    Like the others have said:

    I like mine, no issues, and after replacing the ambi-safety for a single side, it's a favorite carry piece.

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  8. Rinspeed

    Rinspeed JAFO

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    I've never shot one but I'd certainly like to.
     
  9. MD357

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    I have the 9mm and the .40. The .40 will be leaving soon, but I'm not sure where and what I want done. Springfield got this one right. I'm usually not a fan of recoil systems but these work REALLY well.
     
  10. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

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    Holy Crap, Quack. That came out REALLY nice. I friend of mine in CA has one and he loves it. I can't wait to get out there to shoot it.
     
  11. andy4731

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    I really want one of these pistols. I just can't decide on the caliber. Guess I'll just keep watching and waiting.
     
  12. Big Wes

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    I too enjoy mine very much. I found the EMP is easy to shoot , accurate, and fun. Over-all the weapon is very well put together. I had a couple failure to feeds when the gun was new after about 300 rounds no problems at all. If you can afford it get it, I think you'll be glad you did. JMHO:cool:
     
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    MD 357 why are you selling the 40 ?
     
  14. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    the way i read it is that "the .40 is leaving soon" for a gunsmith.
     
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    OOPS. I think they are the best out of the box .For not being a custom 1911 STYLE PISTOL.:supergrin:
     
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    I would like to see a review on that one. Looks like a nice alternative. Look forward to hearing more once you get a few rounds down range.
     
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    I rented one at the range one time. Very nice peice. You are paying for fit and finish. Not really a fan of sub-compact stuff, but if I were the EMP would be on the short list of guns to buy.
     
  19. MD357

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    Correct. :cool:

    I will be picking up some 10-8 rears for both as I have them on my carry gun and love them and you've got me leaning towards a flat trigger from 10-8.
     
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    Will do once I have put a little more trigger time in with it.