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Alliance50
07-07-2010, 04:55
Hello

I have been thinking of getting an EMP.
The question I was pondering is how does the Alum frame hold up if I should go with the 9mm I guess that is my only frame option? I have always been partial to steel or stainless.:dunno:

reloader_22
07-07-2010, 05:32
After research and comments from the knowledgeable people on this forum, I have no doubt the aluminum frame will be just fine. As it was pointed out to me, the EMP was built from the ground up specifically for the 9 and 40, plus the lifetime warranty from Springfield. I found another excellent forum on the EMP on the 1911forum website. Google it then look for the Springfield Armory forum. At the top of the page will be a link on comments from EMP owners. I'm picking mine up today...

bac1023
07-07-2010, 05:37
The EMP seems to be doing very well.

Tactical black
07-07-2010, 09:15
It's the only micro 1911 I would buy right now jmho....

Hokie1911
07-07-2010, 09:32
It's the only micro 1911 I would buy right now jmho....

Ditto. :thumbsup:

rsxr22
07-07-2010, 09:37
The EMP is such a good little gun. I have shot both 9 and 40 and personally would only buy a 9mm. I love the 40 round but it is just super snappy out of the EMP

Rinspeed
07-07-2010, 10:09
I think you will run out of money or out of wrist before you can destroy a modern day aluminum frame.

Quack
07-07-2010, 10:52
Don't buy it, its a crappy gun. :rofl:

CMG
07-07-2010, 11:10
Mine has been excellent!

I have the 9mm version and have absolutely no worries over the frame's longevity.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b175/pb9x19/SAEMP9ss.jpg

BOGE
07-07-2010, 11:11
What happened to the EMP in .45 GAP? I always thought that was the perfect ctg. for this model. :dunno:

Quack
07-07-2010, 14:10
What happened to the EMP in .45 GAP? I always thought that was the perfect ctg. for this model. :dunno:

That would be the Springfield Defender, which is what the EMP was designed from. It was scrapped because the issue with the frame reliability. I believe they were using an alloy frame with the GAP.

reloader_22
07-07-2010, 16:13
Picked this up this afternoon...

Rinspeed
07-07-2010, 20:18
That would be the Springfield Defender, which is what the EMP was designed from.



I could be wrong but I'm sure the EMP was chambered in GAP for a little while.

Quack
07-07-2010, 20:28
might have been, but i've only seen the EMP as a 9mm & .40S&W.

here's info from when the EMP was released, so maybe there was a .45 GAP
Get a good look at the new Springfield Armory EMP, because soon it will be copied by everyone. And when you see their pistols that look almost like ours, you will say to yourself, "You know ... that looks a lot like a Springfield Armory EMP."

Get a good look at a whole new class of pistol -- the short-action 1911. The new Springfield Armory 9mm Enhanced Micro Pistol (EMP) is the first production 1911 made from the ground up to shoot short cartridges like 9mm, 40 S&W and 45 GAP. The result? The smallest, most concealable 1911 you can buy.

Previously, when 1911s were chambered for short-action calibers like the 9mm, 40 S&W and 45 GAP, this was done on guns built around the longer 45 ACP cartridge (Essentially, long-action 1911s). Spacers were placed in the magazine to align the shorter cartridges. The EMP is the first production 1911 designed specifically for these shorter cartridges.

The world got its first glimpse of the short-action 1911 in 2005 with a prototype Springfield gun called the "Defender." Chambered in 45 GAP, this rare gun received rave reviews from numerous firearms publications. We decided to launch this new class of 1911 in the more popular 9mm caliber in the EMP.
In order to shrink down the frame and slide of the 9mm EMP Springfield engineers had to redesign a total of 15 different parts to accommodate the change and enhance the 1911's performance specifically for short-action pistol cartridges.


info on the Springfield Defender
http://www.shootingtimes.com/handgun_reviews/springfield_defender_030306/

G26ster
07-07-2010, 20:36
That would be the Springfield Defender, which is what the EMP was designed from. It was scrapped because the issue with the frame reliability. I believe they were using an alloy frame with the GAP.

That's why the EMP in .40 cal. has a steel frame.

Officer's Match
07-08-2010, 06:36
What happened to the EMP in .45 GAP? I always thought that was the perfect ctg. for this model. :dunno:

I have several times opined that a steel framed EMP, chambered in GAP, and equipped with a 4" bull barreled top end, would be the ultimate ccw for my tastes. I'd want a Wilson Combat round butt MSH, 25lpi checkering on both frontstrap and MSH, 40lpi horizontal serration on the rear of the slide, 30lpi serration on the top of the slide, 10-8 rear sight and gold bead front, high undercut triggerguard, flush-mod on all mags, and a Birdsong Black T finish throughout... ahh, that would be sweet! Not that I've thought about it much or anything...:whistling:

edit: I'd gladly substitute Roger's golf ball treatment for all the above texturing (except top of slide).

tmed
07-08-2010, 06:56
I've had the EMP 40 for about 8 months now and it has been very reliable. It's handled all ammo I've put through itIt shoots much better than I can. I had a Colt night defender in 45 and I couldn't tell a difference in the recoil. If you get the chance to get one I really don't think you'll be disaappointed.

Boxerglocker
07-08-2010, 12:08
I love my EMP9. It's exquisite piece of firearm art and an awesome shooter.

Cobra64
07-09-2010, 20:45
Mine has been excellent!

I have the 9mm version and have absolutely no worries over the frame's longevity.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b175/pb9x19/SAEMP9ss.jpg

Sweet! :cool:

Quack
07-09-2010, 21:12
Sweet! :cool:

what does my tattoo say?

http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTk2MDIzMjgxM15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwMDMwNzU3._V1._SX450_SY322_.jpg

Cobra64
07-09-2010, 21:36
what does my tattoo say?

http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTk2MDIzMjgxM15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwMDMwNzU3._V1._SX450_SY322_.jpg

It says:

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Quack
07-09-2010, 21:38
i see it, but how about this?

http://thumbnails.hulu.com/6/853/14363_512x288_manicured__ywixLFECL0Wrki4sjnLijw.jpg

Hokie1911
07-09-2010, 22:09
what does my tattoo say?

http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTk2MDIzMjgxM15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwMDMwNzU3._V1._SX450_SY322_.jpg

http://www.funmunch.com/funny_pictures/fail/Epic%20Fail%20Guy.jpg

Cobra64
07-09-2010, 22:21
http://www.funmunch.com/funny_pictures/fail/Epic%20Fail%20Guy.jpg





http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Cars/BACCRASH.jpg

bac1023
07-10-2010, 23:01
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Cars/BACCRASH.jpg

:rofl::rofl:

ctfireman
07-10-2010, 23:07
It will definitley hold up well & i love the gun. Just can't get used to a 9mm 1911.

syr74
07-11-2010, 01:20
might have been, but i've only seen the EMP as a 9mm & .40S&W.

here's info from when the EMP was released, so maybe there was a .45 GAP


info on the Springfield Defender
http://www.shootingtimes.com/handgun_reviews/springfield_defender_030306/

I appreciate what Springfield has wrought here, although I think they are missing the forest for the trees in a manner of speaking since I think the EMP could support a full lineup of firearms better suited to shorter length cartridges, folks with smaller hands, and concealed carry in general.

That said, it chaps my backside when somebody acts like any 1911 design is 'theirs'. Show me a picture of JMB sitting at a desk at the Springfield Armory Design center and I'll concur, until then they're all just another take on JMB's design.