Need some help folks. I'm planning my next purchase and I've narrowed it down to one of the two:
I'd started out looking for a 4" or 3" 1911 in .45acp but I keep coming back to the economy of shooting plus less recoil, etc. So I was looking for something specifically in 9mm, something with a bit of weight to it so i can shoot it more and more effectively, and I need it to be a small pistol with a short but becasue I'm only 5'7" and 160lbs and have a hard time with handgun butts poking out in back. I plan on carrying IWB with at least a 20 degree cant.
The Kahr is $650 at my gun store (without any negotiating) and the EMP is almost double that.
I love the feel, size and weight of the MK9 although I've never shot one. I won't use it for pocket carry as I have an S&W 642 or Kel-tec P3AT for that.
What I like about the EMP is the fact that it's a 1911 format ( I just like those!) and it packs 10 rounds and since it's single action, I think I would be able to shoot it well, even on double taps. However, the cost and availability are a killer!
Now I already have a Kahr P9 that runs perfect and I should be happy with that but It's snappy (due to light weight). So I don't have to buy this. I really wanted a micro compact 1911 in .45 acp but I know I won't shoot that anywhere near as good as the 9. So between these two for a thin guy with smaller hands, which would you recommend?
Also, would you trade the P9 for either if it was you? It seems silly to get the MK9 for IWB if I have a P9 but the MK9 would conceal just a bit better and i think the extra weight would make it nice to shoot. My hands are small enough to tuck my third finger around the bottom of the grip. On the other hand the EMP should be a breeze to shoot, including double taps due to it being SA and I like the idea of 10 rounds in such a small package! I'm so torn!
So what do you think?
Thanks and God Bless