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Posted: 6/12/2010 4:42:06 PM EDT
as the title says how does the hive like the emp serries ?
Link Posted: 6/12/2010 4:59:26 PM EDT
Interested also for the wife. I've got a SA Micro 45 and love it but recoil is a bit much for the wife, the 9mm might be better for her. The EMP looks like a nice lil gun.
Link Posted: 6/12/2010 5:01:11 PM EDT
I really like them, but not enough to plunk down the cash, so far.
Link Posted: 6/12/2010 10:22:21 PM EDT
looking at the 40cal might consider the 9mm ive always been a 1911 shooter so these are right up my alley
Link Posted: 6/13/2010 6:08:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/13/2010 1:43:09 PM EDT by dragonsden7373]
I have an EMP40 with VZ Grips that I had to special order (They didn't make the style I wanted for the EMP's yet.)





I am picking up a slightly customized EMP9 (Beautiful Sarges Maple Burl grips and trigger work from renowned smithy) today.




Any questions? Yeah..you could say I like them.


Finally got them together :)


Link Posted: 6/13/2010 9:16:03 AM EDT
How much smaller is it than a Micro 45? I havent handled the EMP personally.
Link Posted: 6/13/2010 12:19:36 PM EDT
Nice guns dragonsden just made one more reason why i should get one
Link Posted: 6/19/2010 7:46:31 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Mr45auto:
How much smaller is it than a Micro 45? I havent handled the EMP personally.


Handled both of them today, other than the Micro feeling a tad heavier I could not tell any difference. Laid them both SXS and they looked the same in shape and size.

I want an EMP so bad I can taste it, but $1200 is too high for my wallet.

Link Posted: 6/21/2010 4:31:26 AM EDT
Got mine for $999 from Gunbroker. I really like it a lot. PRetty acurate, feels great. Put 100 rounds through so far without any issues. Has a little heft to it so it helps with recoil compared to my Walther PPS (both pretty mild, but the EMP is a bit less)

My first 1911, and it seems a bit of a pain to field strip it. You need a little thing to clip onto the spring guide. OTherwise extremely happy with it. Nice and small. Waiting for my SuperTuck to see how comfy it is to wear.
Link Posted: 6/21/2010 6:08:29 AM EDT
Like mine just fine, got it from rrarms.com

Link Posted: 6/22/2010 3:09:41 PM EDT
i've been wanting one for some time...
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 1:58:21 PM EDT
I couldn't stand it any longer and sold a couple handguns yesterday and went on a search for an EMP in 9mm. These little guns are pretty scarce except on gunbroker. I finally called up Knob Creek's gun shop and they had one (about a 3 1/2 hr drive from Paducah KY) I had them put my name on it and gonna have it shipped to my local FFL! I can't wait.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 2:04:28 PM EDT
i love mine


Link Posted: 9/13/2010 4:16:03 AM EDT
Check the sticky post at the top of this (Springfield) forum. Only complaint I"m aware of is extractor problems. I knew of it before I bought, but loved the way the gun felt so bought anyway. I had problems with double feeds, but sent it back to Springfield and it is now 100% reliable. VERY happy, and I'd recommend it. Just be aware there is a slight chance you may be one of the ones that has to send it back (free), but I haven't heard of anyone who wasn't able to get it fixed and reliable. Have about 350-400 rounds since returned without a problem.

Bought mine off gunbroker also for $999.

My wife loves it. As a side benefit, putting about 400 rounds before sending it back got her (and me) some valuable practice in clearing double feeds
Link Posted: 9/16/2010 8:23:40 AM EDT
If you set up an alert on Bud's Gun Shop, they will e-mail you when they have the EMP in stock. The standard 9MM EMP goes for $981 shipped (at least it used to) and they currently have a 9MM EMP w/ G10 grips for $1,087 and a .40 EMP for $1,030 shipped.

Based on the prices it seems that either Bud's or Springfield have recently raised the prices. I will wait to see what the prices are when they get another standard 9MM EMP in stock.
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