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Why no EMP in 3.5" or 4" barrel?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Redstate, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. Redstate

    Redstate

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    When I look at the EMP (9mm), its dimensions seem disproportional. The slide appears to be approximately the same lenght as the grip. For me, in a carry gun, I want a short grip and a longer barrel because the grip is the most difficult part to conceal. So why doesn't the EMP come in a longer barrel configuation?
    Anyone know of an all steel (not alloy) 9mm 1911 that does come with a short grip and a 3.5" to 4' barrel?
     
  2. Officer's Match

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    Closest I can think off the top of my head is the CCO config but all steel Les Baer Stinger. I too wish SA would do longer slides on EMP's.
     

  3. PlasticGuy

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    I have a Les Baer Stinger in stainless. It's close to what you are asking about. I also have a lighter version in the form of a Colt CCO. Something similar, but on a smaller frame like the EMP, would be awesome. I'd be first in line to buy one in 9mm.
     
  4. Officer's Match

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    Actually I believe Wilson Combat has a Officer's frame 3.5" slide called a Sentinel or something similar.
     
  5. bac1023

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    I believe they do.
     
  6. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    That's it.
     
  7. plouffedaddy

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    My guess is that they don't make one with a longer barrel due to the fact that they can't keep up with the current demand for the EMPs as it is. Same with the GI lineup; they're sold as soon as they're made. Springfield, like all the big makers is having a hard time keeping up with demand these days and if they're going to make a new model gun they'll go the route of the XDS--cheap to make, moderately priced, huge demand for the type of firearm. More shooters will buy a $500 XDS before a $1k EMP.

    That's my guess anyway :dunno:
     
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    Detonics

    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=290730590
     
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    NO RESERVE but bid starts at $1,150 :rofl:
     
  10. Redstate

    Redstate

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    Thanks for all the responses so far.
     
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    Sig has a nice 4" model with a short grip, but i don't remember the model, try their site, it's a very nice gun