Springfield Armory EMP 9mm Sub-Compact Pistol

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7.5

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When considering an addition to my .45 ACPs which are all 1911 variants, including a Kimber Ultra Carry II but in a different caliber, I decided the 9 millimeter should meet most requirements, including use by my wife. The Springfield 2007 "Gun of the Year" has been amplified in 2013 to include 3 proprietary magazines, a dual magazine belt holster, and a 'perfect fit' paddle holster, which is very similar to the Galco I use for my .45 1911s (in fact, this gun fits the Galco). Having already committed to the higher price category of carry pieces, I paid less than 1200 including micarta grey grips. Those grips have a thumb groove headed to the magazine release, a very nice feel, and the 1911 angle (different from the Glock). Overall, the feel is nice compared to a 1911-style .380 Llama I had some time ago--much more substantial, but still small and very concealable. The texture of the grip will be an advantage in any sweaty or wet environment, and of course having experience with the sta...[Read More]

7.3

Good

Very pleased with the pistol. Handles nicely and is accurate at 20 yards, though I'm seeing a slight but "statistically significant" difference in accuracy when compared to my Kimber Aegis II Ultra. At $1200 it would have to be perfect to get 5 stars in everything.

6.2

Fair

Outstanding gun. Accurate and great to carry.

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