Springfield® 1911 EMP® 4" Lightweight ChampionTM 9mm Semi-auto Pistol
Introduced in 2007, the original EMP® sent shockwaves through the carry 1911 world by proving that the legendary platform could still be refined. By re-chambering the 1911 EMP exclusively for 9mm and .40 S&W, Springfield's engineers were able to shorten the action by 1/8". That might not sound like a lot, but the new short action allowed for a smaller frame, smaller slide, and reduced grip frame circumference. The result was a pistol that preserved the ergonomics of the 1911—while making it more carry-friendly than ever.
The all-new 4″ Lightweight ChampionTM offers a longer 4" 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-LokTM 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 10 rounds 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.