I've now tried 4 different SD loads through my new EMP and have had interesting results.
- Federal HST 124gr: 2-3 failures to feed per magazine
- Hornady Custom 124gr XTP: interestingly when the mags were loaded to capacity (9), the top cartridge kept swiveling upwards and pointing at the ceiling upon insertion so I had to pull the mag out. After removing the top cartridge, the mag inserted fine but I still had 1-2 failures to feed and minimally the slide failed to fully go back into battery without a tap periodically.
- Gold Dot 124gr: 1-2 failures to feed per magazine
- Golden Saber 124gr: zero issues
I had hoped the HST or Gold Dot would function flawlessly as they are my preferred loads for carry. My M&P9c and SR9c both fire all HP loads I've tried with no issue. Regardless I know I can use the Golden Sabers when I carry the EMP and just wonder if anyone else has had similar experiences to mine.
Just for reference, I've got about 500 rounds through the EMP now, probably 75% of which was FMJ, all of which fed with zero issues.