Springfield EMP (1911) Concealed Carry Holster
Best Holster for EMP 9mm | Springfield EMP 9mm Holster
In 2007, Springfield Armory decided they should take innovation by the horns and fine-tune a classic—the EMP. The EMP is their answer to “What can be improved on a 1911, specifically a compact?” As they state: “The EMP changes what a compact 1911 can be.” In 9mm, this pistol lacks nothing the full size options have to offer, as well. Read our review, then browse kydex Springfield EMP 3 inch concealed carry holsters above. Springfield Armory designed the original EMP with an “all-new Patented short action.” Now, the EMP 4 has every innovation made to the series, 17 redesigns later. This mini 1911 is comfortable, concealable, and optimized for the smaller 9mm and .40S&W calibers. Springfield Armory has two versions of their EMP 4—the Champion .40S&W and the Lightweight Champion 9mm.
The action on the EMP is 1/8 inch shorter than the original 1911. What this means for the shooter is: the shorter grip radius provides a comfortable shooting experience; controllability; and reliability—which are crucial to in concealed carry, especially in a pistol. This pistol also has a 1.12 inch Thinline Cross Cannon Double Diamond Cocobolo grip that provides excellent control. Overall, the dimensions of the EMP is one of the smallest 1911s: 5 inches in height, 1.12 inches wide, and overall, 6.6 inches long.
The four-inch barrel of Springfield’s EMP 4 offers an increased sight radius for more practical accuracy and target acquisition. And if you know anything about ballistics, you know that this slightly longer barrel on a compact adds extra velocity for the cartridge. Sitting on that barrel is a fiber optic front sight and two-dot, combat rear sights that are low-profile to prevent snagging but add to the EMP’s target acquisition capabilities. Also look at our hellcat holster.
The pistols are finished in black anodized aluminum (in the 9mm) or Springfield’s Carbon Steel Black Amory Kote (.40S&W) that protects, and resists corrosion paired with Cocobolo wood grips. Springfield says, “Looks aren’t everything [but] the EMP is sure to turn heads at the range.”
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It comes with low profile three-dot tritium sights to prevent snagging on clothes, and a match grade fully supported ramped barrel. The EMP comes with three 9-round capacity magazines with slam pads. The frame is forged aluminum alloy, with an anodized black hardcoat. The slide is forged stainless steel with a satin finish (or blued depending on which option you choose). Our Springfield EMP OWB holster is one of the most comfortable holsters around. If you want Springfield 1911 EMP 9mm holster, this is the one you want. Our Springfield 1911 holster is one the most comfortable Springfield EMP 1911 3 inch barrel holster around. This Springfield EMP 3 kydex holster is really great if you need an Springfield EMP appendix holster.
Holster for Springfield EMP 9mm
This pistol is also available in .40 S&W with an 8-round capacity, if you’re looking to add a different caliber than 9mm. Although this pistol is not chambered in .45, the 9mm provides enough punch to rival the .45—and the control in the EMP makes felt-recoil almost nothing. Our Springfield Emp holster IWB is also suitable for the Springfield EMP 9mm, if you want the an IWB Hinge holster.
Springfield EMP 4 Holster / EMP 4 Holster
Sitting at five-and-a-half-inches in height, the EMP 4 adds extra room for a strong grip, regardless of hand size. Springfield’s EMP 4s come with ambidextrous safety levers, and Springfield’s Posi-Lok grip texture to the front strap for added grip control. For added safety, the EMPs come with a grip safety, which gives them the classic 1911 feel.
The EMP 4s pack ten 9mm rounds or nine .40S&W rounds in a slim, single stack magazine (plus one in the chamber). This choice was made by Springfield to decrease the grip circumference for added comfort, concealability, and control.
No matter which caliber you choose for concealed carry, you wont be disappointed with this compact 1911.
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Caliber: 9mm / .40 S&W
Barrel: 3” / 4″
Overall: 6.6” / 7.5″
Weight: 27 oz. / 37 oz. / 31oz. empty
Capacity: 9+1 / 10+1
Cost: $1249.00 MSRP / $1179.00 MSRP