Do you need a 1911 designed specially as a carry gun?
You like 1911 pistols, and you want to carry one for self-defense, but they are large, bulky, and heavy. Subcompact models exist but do little to reduce size or weight, and often don't perform as well as their full-size counterparts. Rather than settling for a 1911 carry gun you don't want, Springfield Armory has crafted one you'll love - the Springfield Enhanced Micro Pistol.
The Springfield EMP is a unique entry for the 1911 carry market. It is not just a scaled down model of a massive 1911; it is a standalone model. Introduced in 2007, Springfield designed this model specifically to be the one of the smallest and lightest carry 1911 you could have.
The overall scale of the EMP is shorter than a standard 1911. Why is this important? The standard 1911 was designed to be a full-size pistol. Many subcompact variants are not as reliable, comfortable, or accurate because they were never intended to be that small. Because the EMP was designed around the shorter scale, it is much more comfortable to handle, more comfortable to shoot, and more reliable than any "cut down" 1911. Other important features include:
Low Profile Night Sights
Extended Ambidextrous Safety
Extended Beavertail Grip Safety
Angled Front and Rear Slide Serrations
If you're looking for a unique 1911 carry gun, the EMP should be on top of your list. The EMP is very compact and is comfortable to shoot.
The increased capacity over .45 is a bonus for a defensive pistol, and the thinner profile and light weight make this one of the easiest 1911s for concealed carry on the market today.
While it is expensive, you're getting a very high-quality pistol designed do to one thing - be carried - and it does it exceptionally well. When it comes to protecting yourself and others, the EMP will get the job done.