springfield EMP 9mm

springfield EMP 9mm

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    springfield EMP 9mm

    Hello all. I need help!

    I carry a M&P .40c.

    I read the specs, and it seems my M&P is listed as 4.3" in height and 6.7" long.

    The EMP lists as 5" high, 6.6" long.

    From the pics it looks so much smaller.

    Well, wife wants to carry concealed, IWB. When she wears my Smith, the grip sticks way to far our, plus the Smith is too think.

    She is little lady, barely 5' and 100 lbs. She has a very womanly figure, so no little boy hips, and a bubble butt.

    I am wondering if anyone here owns an EMP, and has other guns, who can take some camparison pics.

    All my local gun shops stay sold out. We want to go pick one up, but I don't want to spend 1K on one, and it be too think.

    She wants a frame safety. Our other option is a kahr pm9, because it comes with a frame safety, if you order it, but I have read that the recoil is very snappy. She would prefer the MK9, as it's steel, so the recoil would be lower, due to the weight.

    Thanks guys.


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    Not the best way to illustrate a comparison, but I haven’t a means to hold them up in a side by side arrangement. Hopefully, this will help. Good luck.

    Top to bottom ID:

    SIG P239 SAS 9mmm

    Barrel: 3.6"
    Overall Length: 6.60"
    Overall Width: 1.20"
    Overall Height: 5.20"
    Sight Radius 5.7"
    Weight: w/mag 27.5 oz

    Springfield Armory XD Sub-Compact 9mm

    Barrel Length: 3"
    Overall Length: 6.25"
    Overall Height: 4.75"
    Weight: 26 oz w/empty mag

    Smith & Wesson MP 9 Compact (9mm)

    Barrel Length: 3.5"
    Overall Length: 6.7"
    Overall Height: 4.3"
    Weight: 21.7 oz wo/mag

    Springfield Armory 1911 EMP 9mm (similar in size to the .40)

    Barrel Length: 3"
    Overall Length: 6.63"
    Overall Height: 5.18"
    Weight: 26 oz w/empty mag


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    that'll do it! thanks!

    One question, is the emp thinner than the m&p?

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    You're welcome.

    M&P

    Slide Width: 1.09”
    Grip Width: 1.27” (widest part)

    EMP

    Slide Width: 0.93”
    Grip Width: 1.27” (widest part) (G10 grips, OE wood grips would be a little thinner.)

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    M&P 9c and Kahr PM9. The PM really isn't that snappy recoil. My girlfriend can shoot it, but she has the hardest time racking the slide.
    bottom end.jpgAbove.jpgslides.jpg
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    very helpful. Thanks a million. She wants the PM9 after seeing one that comes with a safety, but she likes the MK9 also.

    WOn't the all steel version be better on recoil because it's heavier? I also read that the polymer Kahrs have issues, but the steel ones don't.

    Man, I would hate to buy this gun and she not be able to get follow up shots due to the recoil.

    I also so a youtube video where the PM9 has issues feeding if the magazine is full.

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