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Springfield 1911 EMP Concealed Carry Contour 4" 9mm
Springfield 1911 EMP Concealed Carry Contour 4" 9mm PI9229L
Springfield 1911 EMP Concealed Carry Contour 4" 9mm PI9229L

Springfield 1911 EMP Concealed Carry Contour 4" 9mm PI9229L
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Downsizing the 1911. The Springfield EMP is the first 1911 pistol successfully downsized to the exact cartridge dimensions of a 9mm. Over the years, other 9mm 1911's were simply full chassis .45ACP pistol whose magazine and feed ramp were modified to make the smaller cartridge work.

In essence, they were .45ACP 1911's re- chambered for 9mm without making the pistol any smaller. Springfield took a radically different approach on this project by downscaling the entire 1911.

The result is an ultra reliable, ultra accurate, ultra compact pistol. The fit and finish are meticulous, and it has extras like a slightly beveled mag well and rounded edges on its ejection port.

In fact, if you attempt to charge the slide by grabbing the rear serrations below the sight, there is no chance of injury due to sharp edges. A lot of care and attention to detail went to into the design, and it's a well-made 1911.

The grip angle is the same as the standard 1911, but the grip itself is thinner, and the internals are smaller to work in a shorter space. The magazines are stainless steel, made by Mec-Gar in Italy, and three ten round magazines are supplied with bumpers.

Each has a “slam plate” that sticks out beyond the bottom of the gun. Because of the slightly extended magazine, the EMP is a three-finger grip for even the biggest hands.

As of 2017, Springfield EMP pistols no longer include the holster and magazine carrier. Three magazines are still included in the lockable hard case, however. The grips are textured G10 for positive traction and handling.

The sights are low profile carry-style, with no snag points, and the front sight is a fiber-optic. A combat style rear sight is paired with a slanted front post, both of which are dovetailed into the slide.

The extended thumb safety is ambidextrous, and the trigger and hammer are skeletonized. A forged stainless steel slide is home to a 4” stainless steel, match grade, heavy bull barrel.

The EMP does not have a bushing in the front like a regular 1911. About the only unpleasant thing about the gun is that you have to use a special insert to take it down, or at least to take the barrel out of the frame.

You lock the slide forward, then clip a little plastic piece to the guide rod. This prevents the guide rod from going back to full length, so you can pull it out.

Lose that little part and you won’t have fun disassembling your EMP. Springfield 1911s also come with an internal locking system on the rear of the grip that uses a special key, two of which come with the gun. The skeletonized aluminum trigger is match grade quality and set at 5-1/2 lbs.

The grip safety has a raised memory groove for a more positive release during quick draw and stress fire situations. The pistol features a lightweight forged aluminum alloy frame.

For those who need to carry a discreet self- defense handgun, the smaller Springfield EMP offers a number of advantages. When carried inside the waistband, the gun nearly disappears, yet it can be quickly presented in the case of a deadly threat. The concealability is further enhanced by the bob-tail frame, not to mention the improvement in handling.

Another advantage is less recoil than a .45. It is often said that in the middle of a life-threatening event, the shooter won’t notice recoil. However, it is still there and can make getting the sights back on target for a follow-up shot slower.

You are kidding yourself if you think that you won’t need a follow-up shot with a .45. There are plenty of cases where a perpetrator has taken a round to a critical area and kept going long enough to kill or injure a victim.

So even with a .45, one shot may not be enough to stop an assault. The EMP has a single-action trigger that encourages accurate shooting compared to double-action or striker-fired guns.

It also retains the thumb and grip safeties, which help to reduce the possibility of accidental discharge while drawing or holstering. Overall, the Springfield EMP Champion 9mm is an accurate, reliable, safe and well made pistol designed to provide all the tactical advantages of a 1911, but in a package that is much easier to carry concealed.
"Short Action" Design- the First 1911 Scaled Down to the Specific Dimensions of a 9mm or 40S/W Cartridge
Bobtail Forged Lightweight Aluminum Alloy Frame
Forged Stainless Steel Slide & Barrel
Ambidextrous Extended Thumb Safety
High Ride Beavertail Grip Safety
Skeletonized Low Mass Hammer
Match Grade Trigger
Caliber: 9mm

Sights: Novak White Dot Rear w/ Fiber Optic Front
Magazines: (3) 10- Round
Frame Finish: Black Hardcoat Anodized
Barrel: 4" Fully Supported Ramp Bull Barrel w/ Dual Spring Full- Length Guide Rod
Action Type: Single
Weight: 30.5ozs.
Grips: G10
Warranty: Lifetime

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