Alright, I’m not afraid to say it, but some guns are just plain sexy! Take a look at any Springfield EMP Concealed Carry Contour and tell me otherwise. I dare ya.
The truth of the matter is that when all things in terms of functionality and reliability are equal, our choice as purchasers usually comes down to two things: cost and looks.
And if you’re in the market for a compact 1911, it’s hard to beat the Springfield EMP Concealed Carry Contour. Not only is it affordable compared to other 1911s, but it’s a real head-turner. The black G-10 grips set against that satin stainless steel slide really make the pistol pop.
Part of what makes it an Enhanced Micro Pistol (EMP) is that engineers at Springfield reduced the diameter and front-to-rear dimensions of the grip frame by 0.26 and 0.14 inches, respectively. They also redesigned nine different components to make it run 9mm and .40 S&W.
That involved changing the frame, slide, extractor, trigger bow, trigger mechanism, firing pin, firing pin spring, plunger tube and spring. That’s a major overhaul that’s a lot more involved than you might think. Yet, you’d be hard pressed to find fault with the results.
We reviewed the 9mm version earlier this year and, well, just read the review. It pretty much says it all. Now that there’s a .40 S&W version available, everyone should be happy. Specs and pricing are below.
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