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Springfield EMP photo review.

Discussion in 'Range Reports & Reviews' started by Quack, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. Quack

    Quack it's mmm, mmm good... Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    another old photo review.

    The EMP was one of my CCW's. I bought it to replace my Kimber Tactical Ultra II. It's design came from Springfield's .45GAP Defender that they had designed, but scrapped the project. A few years later the EMP (Enhanced Micro Pistol) was born, with 15 "re-engineered" parts for the shorter 9mm and .40S&W round.

    These parts are:
    slide
    frame
    left grip panel
    right grip panel
    firing pin
    firing pin spring
    extractor
    plunger tube
    plunger spring
    trigger
    magazine tube
    magazine follower
    magazine spring
    magazine base plate
    magazine base pad

    The grip frame is about 1/4" smaller in circumference than the .45ACP Micro Compact. This reduction center's around the smaller cartridge used.

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    The grip safety is fit similar to Springfield's other production guns.

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    When the EMP was new, the slide was tightly fit the the frame. After ~2000rds, it has loosened up just a little, but still much tighter than my Loaded.

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    The barrel locks up tight and the bull barrel has no movement.
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    The hard anodized alloy frame is machined much nicer than the Loaded, and similar to the Trophy Match or TRP. I have not personally confirmed it, but have read that the EMP frames start as US forged frames.

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  2. Quack

    Quack it's mmm, mmm good... Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
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    the slide is nicely machined compared to my Loaded.

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  3. rsxr22

    rsxr22 Member

    484
    Aug 17, 2011
    was one of your ccw's? you dont carry it anymore?
     
  4. Bender

    Bender Meh...... Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011

    It resides in someone else's pants now! :pound:

    For the record,.......not mine!
     
  5. rsxr22

    rsxr22 Member

    484
    Aug 17, 2011
    i am confused
     
  6. polizei1

    polizei1 It WAS Quack

    Aug 18, 2011
    He sold it to another GT forum member a while back.
     
  7. Quack

    Quack it's mmm, mmm good... Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    Trent to be exact.
     
  8. rsxr22

    rsxr22 Member

    484
    Aug 17, 2011
    Oh i gotcha! Somehow missed that one but i wasnt on very much for awhile! Are you going to come shoot this weekend or make some more excuses?
     
  9. PeaceKeeper

    PeaceKeeper Member

    51
    Aug 29, 2011
    That is a sharp looking pistol!
     
  10. jst1tym

    jst1tym What No Delete Button? Supporting Addict

    349
    Aug 23, 2011
    Mines been a great little 1911. I did have some minor problems when I first got it with it digesting jhp ammo. All ball ammo worked just fine. I've recently relegated it to my edc and totally confident in it's abilities as a carry pistol. It's accurate, lightweight, compact, and reliable. I have a few more small tweaks to do with it and It'll be complete. With my IWB rig complete it's the perfect package for me!
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  11. Hokie

    Hokie Active Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    Me likey. :thumb:
     
  12. Blayglock

    Blayglock Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    Is this the one I bought from Wade? I've wanted one for 3 years now and finally got a deal.
     
  13. Bender

    Bender Meh...... Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    Your's CAN look identical to that!
     
  14. TexShooter

    TexShooter Member

    202
    Aug 19, 2011
    I love my EMP. It got some love at the custom shop including some checkering, undercut front strap, a single side safety, a slight rounding of its rear, and cleaning up the internals. Also have a LogMan moded magazine. Like many people it had some issues feeding JHP but i havent had a single issue since its return from SA. Although for some reason the Armory Kote they reapplied doesnt seem to be as durable as the armory kote on my TRPs, its showing lots of wear on the tips of the checkering.

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  15. Blayglock

    Blayglock Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    Nice is that a VMII?
     
  16. jst1tym

    jst1tym What No Delete Button? Supporting Addict

    349
    Aug 23, 2011
    polizei1, where's that emp of yours?
     
  17. Hokie

    Hokie Active Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    Except with a short Ionbond JH trigger and some Alumagrips. :thumb:

    Do you have any pics with the JH in it? Only remember seeing the flat trigger (and dog dropping the deuce) pics. :rofl2:
     
  18. Bender

    Bender Meh...... Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    I do not,.......I'll take one in the morning and post it in this thread.
     
  19. Hokie

    Hokie Active Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    Giggity! Thanks bro.
     
  20. TexShooter

    TexShooter Member

    202
    Aug 19, 2011
    Nope. Kelley Gunleather C-flex with shark trim.
     
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