Springfield EMP for backup?

Springfield EMP for backup?

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    Springfield EMP for backup?

    I have never held an EMP until yesterday for just a minute,didnt shoot it.It feels like it would feel familiar to shoot as a backup gun for my TRP.Weighs just at 2 pounds with 9mm.Thinking of carrying only 1 backup mag for the TRP and carrying the EMP crossdraw.Or i could deal with the weight and still carry 2 extra mags in addition.Has anyone shot an EMP,and how does it compare to a full size 1911?


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    I have a 9mm one and I like it. Currently I have problems with WWB and someday wil send it in to SA for them to do their stuff to get it to work with WWB. To compare it to a full size, well it is pretty accurate for a 3 inch barrel but will never be as accurate as a full size in my opinion, but it is a great gun. I hope this helps. God Bless

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    Not good to hear of that little problem,but does it feel like a full size 1911 shooting it?

    Lemme put it this way.Would it be an easy transition to go from a TRP to the EMP backup in a combat situation?

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    I have 9mm emp...absolutely love it.
    Would be very easy to carry & conceal. Just shot my way through 700 rounds at a 4 day pistol course...not a single problem.
    Far more accurate than I am. If you like 1911s, I think you'll really like the emp. And Springfield has great customer service.
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    Have the 9mm and no problems so far.

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    I have a EMP and love it!!! I can't compare it to a full size for you though. I never had any issues with WWB or any practice FMJ ammo but I did have feed issues with hollow points. SA took it in and did their magic and it now works flawlessly with all ammo. I carry it all the time. It is very accurate and I think the trigger is great.

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    I have the 9mm EMP and it's just too pretty to EDC. I wouldn't deep conceal carry it because of its size, weight and external safeties. I carry either a Kel-Tec P3AT or S&W 342 as a BUG.

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