Welcome to M1911.ORG
The M1911 Pistols Organization Forums Site


John needs your help
Please read this message.


Sponsors Panel
If you intend to buy something from the companies advertising above, or near the bottom of our pages, please use their banners in our sites. Whatever you buy from them, using those banners, gives us a small commission, which helps us keep these sites alive. You still pay the normal price, our commission comes from their profit, so you have nothing to lose, while we have something to gain. Your help is appreciated.
If you want to become a sponsor and see your banner in the above panel, click here to contact us.

Page 1 of 5 12345 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 44

Thread: Discussion on Springfield's EMP Review

THREAD CLOSED
This is an old thread. You can't post a reply in it. It is left here for historical reasons.Why don't you create a new thread instead?
  1. #1
    Join Date
    29th May 2004
    Location
    Athens, Greece, Earth
    Posts
    28,076
    Posts liked by others
    204
    Blog Entries
    2

    Discussion on Springfield's EMP Review

    Please use this thread to discuss our review on the Springfield EMP or ask questions to our author.

    Review located at: http://ezine.m1911.org/SAemp_frame.htm
    John Caradimas SV1CEC
    The M1911 Pistols Organization
    http://www.m1911.org
    Last edited by John; 27th November 2006 at 05:14.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    21st November 2005
    Posts
    1,068
    Posts liked by others
    0
    Very good review.

    Particulary because it "answered" the size question once and for all.

    I guess you buy it if you want or need a smaller grip and as an alternative to a small Kimber 9mm, just for example. Otherwise it's pretty much the same size as a small 45.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    26th June 2006
    Location
    Central Ohio
    Posts
    613
    Posts liked by others
    0
    Hawk,

    Was the gun new and unfired other than the test target or had it already been broken in?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    13th September 2005
    Posts
    599
    Posts liked by others
    2
    Great review Hawkmoon. I was hoping for something almost as small and light as the Colt Gov't 380 with a 9mm punch. But, it may still be more controllable and concealable for me than a Defender. It is certainly accurate enough! I will have to feel and handle one of these for myself...
    Regards

  5. #5
    Join Date
    29th May 2004
    Location
    Athens, Greece, Earth
    Posts
    28,076
    Posts liked by others
    204
    Blog Entries
    2
    I ain't Hawk but the EMP was new when it arrived (I think, if Hawk proves me wrong, I'll ... fire him).
    John Caradimas SV1CEC
    The M1911 Pistols Organization
    http://www.m1911.org

  6. #6
    Join Date
    7th February 2006
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    2,424
    Posts liked by others
    0

    dictionary.com

    For all of us less learned folk, here's some help. I can't see myself using the word, pedantic but synonyms are right up my alley. Seriously, this is another very good review with good pics that describe the pistol well. There was one pic, the one showing the wood grips, that didn't link properly to me for some reason. Otherwise, another exceptionally well done review!! Kudos to hawkmoon!

    pe‧dan‧tic  /pəˈdæntɪk/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[puh-dan-tik] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
    –adjective
    1. ostentatious in one's learning.
    2. overly concerned with minute details or formalisms, esp. in teaching.
    Also, pe‧dan‧ti‧cal.

    [Origin: 1590–1600; pedant + -ic]

    —Related forms
    pe‧dan‧ti‧cal‧ly, adverb
    pe‧dan‧ti‧cal‧ness, noun

    —Synonyms 2. didactic, doctrinaire.

    Aim small, Miss small

  7. #7
    Join Date
    29th May 2004
    Location
    Athens, Greece, Earth
    Posts
    28,076
    Posts liked by others
    204
    Blog Entries
    2
    Last night when I was transfering the images to the server, something happened and the transfer was interrupted, so that picture was missing from the low resolution pictures directory. It showed fine if your monitor has an analysis of 1280 or higher, but in lower resolutions, it was not there. Sorry for the inconvenience.
    John Caradimas SV1CEC
    The M1911 Pistols Organization
    http://www.m1911.org

  8. #8
    Join Date
    2nd June 2004
    Location
    Terra
    Posts
    22,287
    Posts liked by others
    906
    Quote Originally Posted by Atreides
    Hawk,

    Was the gun new and unfired other than the test target or had it already been broken in?
    As far as I know, it was brand, spankin' new. The folks at Springfield said they were going to grab it from production to send us, and it certainly didn't appear to have been fired when I received it. I'm quite sure it hadn't been through any other tester's hands, because there was no evidence of holster wear or other finish degradation.

    FWIW -- Springfield shipped it extremely "wet." I field stripped it before firing, but I didn't need to add any lube. What was on it was more than enough to keep it humming along quite happily for break-in.

    Speaking of test target ... now that you mention it, I don't believe there was a test target. The photo of the pistol on top of a target was one of my targets, not a test target that arrived with the pistol.
    Hawkmoon
    On a good day, can hit the broad side of a barn ... from the inside

  9. #9
    Join Date
    6th January 2006
    Posts
    176
    Posts liked by others
    0
    The grip screws look like they have Torx heads and not hex like mentioned in the review. I know my loaded Springfield had that style. I forget exactly what size, around T20 I think.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    2nd June 2004
    Location
    Terra
    Posts
    22,287
    Posts liked by others
    906
    Quote Originally Posted by fiber optic
    The grip screws look like they have Torx heads and not hex like mentioned in the review. I know my loaded Springfield had that style. I forget exactly what size, around T20 I think.
    You just may have me on that. I basically noted that the hex key in the goodies bag didn't fit and went on from there. I hate torx fasteners so much from my automotive hobyy that, to be honest, it never even occurred to me that they might be torx screws, so I didn't look closely. My error.
    Hawkmoon
    On a good day, can hit the broad side of a barn ... from the inside

Page 1 of 5 12345 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  



Sponsors Panel
If you intend to buy something from Brownells, please use their banners above. Whatever you buy from them, gives us a small commission, which helps us keep these sites alive. You still pay the normal price, our commission comes from their profit, so you have nothing to lose, while we have something to gain. Your help is appreciated.
If you want to become a sponsor and see your banner in the above panel, click here to contact us.

Non-gun-related supporters.
Thank you for visiting our supporters.