For over 100 years, the 1911 pistol design has earned high praise for its near-perfect ergonomics, reliability, and effectiveness.
Springfield Armory® engineered the original EMP® with an all-new patented short action. Seventeen re-designed parts later, the EMP® came out a smaller, more comfortable, and more concealable package optimized for the smaller 9MM and .40SW calibers. Among the community of those who know, it has earned a reputation as one of the most shootable compact pistols ever.
The all-new 4? Lightweight Champion™ offers a longer four-inch barrel that presents increased sight radius and more practical accuracy. Let’s not forget the extra velocity the longer barrel adds to any given cartridge.
Better yet, the EMP® 4? offers an extra half inch of height, providing plenty of room for a strong and positive grip. The EMP® 4? is loaded with extras like a fiber optic front sight and two-dot, low-profile combat rear sight for effortless target acquisition. Ambidextrous safety levers, a match-grade barrel, and Posi-Lok™ grip texture to the front strap add extra high value benefits for the serious shooter.
Not only is the new EMP® 4? a controllable gun, it packs ten rounds (in 9mm) plus one more in the chamber. That’s in a slender single stack pistol, not a thicker double stack design. In fact, the new EMP® 4? offers the same reduced grip circumference that made the original so successful.
Looks aren’t everything, but the Cocobolo wood grips and two-tone forged stainless steel slide and black anodized aluminum (9MM) or Carbon Steel Black Armory Kote™ (.40SW) frame make the EMP® a looker sure to turn heads at the range. But you know it’s what’s under the covers that counts.
While the EMP® 4? might be the perfect carry gun, it’s new size makes it ideal for home defense, concealed carry or a little fun at the range. Pick one up at your local gun store. You’ll feel the difference.