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Want! Springfield Armory 1911 EMP 9mm

Been reading up on this after seeing one for sale on Glocktalk. I've been considering getting a 9mm since availability is starting to come back and would be cheap to shoot but still offers reliable defensive ammo. My first thought was getting another Glock but it's hard to deny how sexy this gun looks. What do you guys think? Anyone seen one for sale locally?








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That's a good looking gun. It's so small it makes those 9mm rounds look like .40s.
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I've wanted one of those for a while, that is a sweet ass pistol.

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I would not be angry getting shot with that, it looks so good.
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Never heard of it.
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It was one of the guns I was looking at when deciding on my carry guns. Could not get over the 9mm part, but appears you have thought beyond that.
Othe then that it is a bad ass looking gun.
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That's a good looking gun. It's so small it makes those 9mm rounds look like .40s.
Wonder what the .40 cal version makes the bullets look like

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It was one of the guns I was looking at when deciding on my carry guns. Could not get over the 9mm part, but appears you have thought beyond that.
Othe then that it is a bad ass looking gun.
They do make a .40 S&W version of it. But ya, I'm looking for a 9mm for some crazy reason. Wish it wasn't so damn expensive.




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They do make a .40 S&W version of it. But ya, I'm looking for a 9mm for some crazy reason. Wish it wasn't so damn expensive.
I wouldn't recomend the .40 version since its all steel and very hefty for a sub compact pistol.

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Wow. I like that.

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so expensive, but damn sweet!

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I guess I'm crazy, but I'm not super enthused with a 1911esque super-duper-duper compact. That is a beautiful little gun though.

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I guess I'm crazy, but I'm not super enthused with a 1911esque super-duper-duper compact. That is a beautiful little gun though.
You dont like the Kimber Pro Carry's, Adam?

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As a sub-compact carry piece, no. I have shot a dozen kimbers or more with experiences ranging from wonderful to horrible. They're nice, as are the springfields.

If I'm going to have something beating around in my pocket/on my hip, my main concern is reliability. I have found that some of the polymer guns are unbeatable in this category. Couple that with lower prices and I'll save the pretty guns for the safe.

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I like it. I'd probably consider the .40 too, have to see what it weighs. I've seen nothing but .40 around here for months! I wish I owned something in that caliber.
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As a sub-compact carry piece, no. I have shot a dozen kimbers or more with experiences ranging from wonderful to horrible. They're nice, as are the springfields.

If I'm going to have something beating around in my pocket/on my hip, my main concern is reliability. I have found that some of the polymer guns are unbeatable in this category. Couple that with lower prices and I'll save the pretty guns for the safe.
I agree, another issue with EMP design is that it is a shrunken down 1911 design. A kimber "ultra" model uses a 1911 officer frame with a 3" slide. The EMP's entire design is shrunken down and as a result it uses a lot of proprietary parts rather than off the shelf 1911 parts.

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As a sub-compact carry piece, no. I have shot a dozen kimbers or more with experiences ranging from wonderful to horrible. They're nice, as are the springfields.

If I'm going to have something beating around in my pocket/on my hip, my main concern is reliability. I have found that some of the polymer guns are unbeatable in this category. Couple that with lower parices and I'll save the pretty guns for the safe.
Agreed. I'm not found of the 1911 from a reliability point but I've been pretty satisfied of my Kimber Customer Classic II after "hundreds" of rounds. Still not my carry piece but dammit it hasn't failed me at the range yet and it sits near my night stand and I wouldn't hesitate to pick it up if someone came a knocking.

Same holds true for the Springfield EMP. It would have to go through at least hundreds of rounds before I would trust it. It probably wouldn't take the place of my G27 as my carry piece but hanging out on my patio late at night I'd strap it on.

That being said I've already heard at least one bad review. Didn't seem like he could get past a mag or two without a failure. It would really need to be tested before I would trust it but that could be said with any firearm.

9mm is cheap and I could afford to do the testing. I'm sure if I threw it out there I could get some volunteers to "test" it as well

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I like it. I'd probably consider the .40 too, have to see what it weighs. I've seen nothing but .40 around here for months! I wish I owned something in that caliber.
I've already got two Glock .40's. Like I've said, I've thought about getting a Glock 17 for a 9mm "plinker" because it looks like I'm seeing the availability starting to come around. I just think the EMP would be a fun (although expensive) gun to play around with.

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I agree, another issue with EMP design is that it is a shrunken down 1911 design. A kimber "ultra" model uses a 1911 officer frame with a 3" slide. The EMP's entire design is shrunken down and as a result it uses a lot of proprietary parts rather than off the shelf 1911 parts.
True. But that's also advantage having parts designed for the compact package. My only issue would be magazines. I've got a habit of buying at least half a dozen magazines for whatever semi auto pistol I own. I've heard Mecgar (spelling) makes the stock magazines so hopefully they will be affordable.




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Love the looks of the gun, but not too much the grip in the second pic. I would/will consider it for a carry if I can find good info on it's reliability.


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Look it up on youtube, I think I remember there being a review.
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