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Wow! is all I can say. This thing is a sweet shooter. Put 200 rounds through it today and it was flawless and accurate. It's hard to believe, but I can shoot this thing as good or maybe better than my 5" 1911. Wish I would have had a camera to take pictures to the targets, because it was unbelievable. Only negative is that it needs different grips.
nice. does it come in any other calibers?
Edit: nevermind, looked on Springfields site and it comes in 9 and .40
Those are sweet. Enjoy
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I bought one about 5 months ago as well.
Thin, lightweight, easy to conceal, 9+1 rds onboard. One of the things I like about it are the grips, thin and comfortable to my hand.
What is it you don't like about the grips?
Congrats on picking up a sweet piece.
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The Springfield EMP comes with thin grip panels, which are about 0.20 inches thinner (overall) than conventional 1911 grip panels. This offers the big advantage of a slimmer gun for easy concealment. A 1911 with thin grip panels has a slide width (flat to flat) of 0.90 inches and a grip width of about 1.04 inches. Not many guns of major caliber are this thin.
I have 1911s with both thin and thick panels, and they do have a different feel, of course. But my hand adapts easily to either design, and I use the thick panels on full size range guns and the thin panels on smaller carry guns. Here is a shot of my Colt Defender with thin wood grip panels:
I haven't had the opportunity to shoot one, but the EMP certainly feels great. It's got excellent balance and points well. Like Pogo2, I have 1911s with both the thin and standard grips. Thinlines on the carry piece make it especially comfortable.
Nice pickup on the EMP!
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After I saw this gun on the cover of NRA's magazine as gun of the year, I started looking at it. After months of indecision, I went with the Kimber Ultra Carry. I just did not like the two tone, ambi safety, and $1300 price. Got the Kimber for $690 and have carried it in Thunderwear (smartcarry) very comfortably.
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I like the bigger grips, though.
The EMP is currently on my short list of 9mms.
My buddy in town has one, but I haven't had the opportunity to shoot it yet.
My opinion: throw some Larry Davidson composite grips on it and you'll be sterling.
very nice they do feel pretty good in the hand
Congrats on the EMP. I have been wanting to get my mitts on one to see how it feels and shoot. Wish the price wasn't so high, but with Para Ordnance's upcoming PDA (Personal Defense Assistant) pistol, a little bit of competition and price adjustment will occur.