Gun Report

Springfield Armory EMP No. PI9209LP 9mm Luger, $1345

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Also available with black grips and as a 40-cal, the EMP handled like a small 1911, but without the big kick or big power of the larger round. It holds nine shots in a single-stack magazine. Sights are tritium. Safety is ambi. We wanted another inch of slide and barrel.

Springfield Armory EMP No. PI9209LP 9mm Luger, $1345

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Home Defense
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Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Span Single

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Here the slide is locked back. The arrow points to the plastic collar that must be snapped around the protruding spring guide before attempting takedown. Note the clever casting/machining of the lugs into the barrel top.
The bare front strap didn't bother our shooting, but it would be better if it were checkered (and it is mandatory if you choose a 40-caliber version).
This shows the recoil spring assembly ready to be lifted out of the slide. The barrel comes out the front.
The front sight base was contoured to the slide top. The arrow points to bits of holster cut off by two sharp corners.
A good set of tritium sights are fitted to the gun. The rear is beveled for clearance drills. The sight picture was excellent.

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