This is a discussion on Springfield EMP vs Colt New Agent within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Illusive Man Today I called my local FFL guy to inquire about a Springfield Armory EMP in .40 cal. For the past ...
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I waited a long time to buy an EMP and finally got one in 9mm, I also have a Colt New Agent and a Colt Defender. Here is what I have found and this is only my opinion. The EMP was a beautiful gun, I did have some early feeding issues requiring it to be sent back to SA, after that the gun functioned flawlessly. My problem with the EMP was that I could never shoot the gun well, whether it was ergonomics or the way it fit my hand, I dont know, I could never figure out why, I just couldnt shoot it accurately. When I bought the New Agent I was concerned about the trench sights, in less than 50 rds I was more accurate with the trench sights at 15yds than with most of my guns that had sights. I also shot it more accurately than the Defender. The only thing I notice with both the Agent and the Defender is the recoil, it does seem to have more recoil than some of my other small 45's. All the guns were well made and have been functioning perfectly, if I had to pick a favorite its the Colt New Agent.