EMP vs Slim Hawg

EMP vs Slim Hawg

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    EMP vs Slim Hawg

    I just got the EMP about a week back and to my surprise it's not as small as I had thought. My slim hawg is actually smaller! I thought others would like to see the comparison. The slim hawg is .45 and only holds 3 less rounds than the EMP. The EMP is still awesome though.

    As promised to a few here are the pics.
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    Wow, I'm sort of surprised it doesn't compare more favorably size-wise. For what SA wants for the li'l guy they seem to have missed the mark a bit. I'd be curious how the EMP compares to Para's slim 9mm , both in size and price - can't recall the model name on the 9.
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    I too am surprised at the size difference. All the buzz behind the EMP made it seem smaller than it actually was. No doubt, both guns are excellent choices.

    I believe the slim Para 9 Maclean3 called attention to is Para's LDA 9 Carry model. It is double action unlike the EMP and Slim Hawg which are single.

    Maybe Para will someday release a Slim Hawg in 9mm. It never hurts to dream...

    Thanks for the pics, Brandon!

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    Not bad for an LDA but after checking Para's site, I was thinking of the double stack Hawg 9:
    http://www.paraord.com/product/product.html?id=75

    If it weren't for all the "bling" I could really go for that one. I'm not crazy about two toned guns to begin with but I hate contrasting appointments: SS slide stop, mag release, pins, etc. on a blued gun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eagle5 View Post
    I too am surprised at the size difference. All the buzz behind the EMP made it seem smaller than it actually was. No doubt, both guns are excellent choices.

    I believe the slim Para 9 Maclean3 called attention to is Para's LDA 9 Carry model. It is double action unlike the EMP and Slim Hawg which are single.

    Maybe Para will someday release a Slim Hawg in 9mm. It never hurts to dream...

    Thanks for the pics, Brandon!
    The slim hawg in 9mm would be freakin awesome! I'd buy that before they could unload it off the truck.

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    I was really fired up about the EMP, until I went to my local shop and held one. I loved the feel, but as others are saying, it's really not that much smaller.

    I'd have been a lot more excited if they had chopped the grip a little shorter and made it 7+1 instead of 9+1. As it is currently, it doesn't seem any more concealable than any chopped .45.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FJC View Post
    ...I'd have been a lot more excited if they had chopped the grip a little shorter and made it 7+1 instead of 9+1.
    Excellent point FJC. It is my opinion that Springfield used the longer grip to accomodated those with larger hands, thus avoiding the dangling pinky.
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    Guys the 1911 platform only lends its self to downsizing so much , then it easily can become unreliable . Both guns are on the edge , and note they are basicly same size lol . IMHO when you go smaller than this you have to get into both some specific modifications that dont work with mass production , and into a specialised user group to take the time to learn and adapt to the pistols needed manual of arms , Kahr , Kimber , and some others are finding this out the hard way , you can market a cutting edge small pistol , but that does not mean every tom dick and harry can get along with it without specific instruction/training for the smaller formfactor . This is not a slam on pistol users , nor any compact pistol , just an observation of my experiance .
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    Basically it all comes down to marketing. SA has got that down. The XD is a HS2000, the EMP is nothing spectacular for the price.

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    I know price is a concern, and I agree $900+ is expensive for a 9mm.

    I friggin' love my EMP, next to no recoil and very accurate at 15 yards. They are great guns.

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