Springfield Armory EMP Enhanced Micro Pistol product photo

The Springfield Armory EMP ("Enhanced Micro Pistol") is a 1911 variant small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. With a capacity of eight rounds of .40 Smith and Wesson in the magazine plus one in the chamber, it gives you all of the firepower of a full size pistol in a package that's almost a third the size.

Springfield Armory didn't spare any expense in making this pistol both attractive as well as effective. It has a satin-finished stainless steel slide. The aluminum frame is black anodized to give the pistol a two-tone finish, plus a weight of just 26 ounces unloaded. The Springfield Armory logo is embedded in the wood grips. The grips are slim Cocobolo hardwood, with checkering that's not too sharp, but still giving you a good hold.

The 3" stainless steel bull barrel is fully supported. The trigger is match grade, with a pull of 4.5 to 5 pounds.

The pistol has a full length guide rod with dual recoil springs for reliable cycling.

The EMP's sights are low profile combat style, with three tritium dots that easily align in bright light as well as darkness.


Model number: PI9240LP
Caliber: .40 S&W
Capacity: 8+1
Barrel: 3", 1:16 LH
Sights: low profile 3 dot Tritium night sights
Weight, length: 26 ozs., 6.5" overall length
Trigger Pull: 4.5 to 5 lbs.
Magazines: 3 with slam pad

Every Springfield Armory 1911 pistol is equipped with a trigger locking device. A key inserted into a hole in the rear grip strap positively locks the trigger, making it impossible for a child to accidentally discharge the gun. This system gives you a choice as to whether or not you need to lock your gun. Unlike trigger locks on other brands of guns, the keyhole is small, so that it doesn't ruin the looks of the gun.

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Springfield Armory EMP Reviews:

Overall Rating: review stars, 5 out of 5 possible stars 5 out of 5
By Nathan, Arcanum, OH
March 28, 2013

Primary use: Defense/Law Enforcement

"So far have shot around 400 rounds through this gun. Only had one ftf. This ftf was within the first 40 rounds shots. This gun is fun to shoot and as accurate as they come. Very balanced with the weight. Small enough to carry. Once i shoot the recommended 500 for break in, it will be my carry gun. This gun comes with stiff recoil spring and break in should not be over looked. Highly recommend"

Overall Rating: review stars, 4 out of 5 possible stars 4 out of 5
By Rick Lobato, Las Cruces, NM
March 5, 2013

Primary use: Defense/Law Enforcement

"I am firm believer in the 1911 design and love the 45 ACP. cartridge. and had been looking for a smaller pistol to carry with me during outings. I ran across the 40 EMP and decided to give it a try and boy am I impressed. I find the design familiar and love the accuracy and dependability. I really enjoy shooting this pistol and look forward to developing some hand loads for it as well"

Overall Rating: review stars, 3 out of 5 possible stars 3 out of 5
By Chris, Plain, MT
February 7, 2013

Primary use: Target Shooting

The feel and the balance are great on this pistol.
Also looks great. I have only had it out to the range once so far and am somewhat disappointed.About every 3rd round it would not chamber all the way and I would have to look and push it forward to close. I am wondering what is causing this. I would rate it much higher if this changes."

Overall Rating: review stars, 4 out of 5 possible stars 4 out of 5
By Scott, Payson, UT
October 29, 2012

Primary use: Defense/Law Enforcement

"Reminds me a lot of the m-40 40sw by firestar. I also on one of these, but the size should not be down-played at all. Both have good balance and good feel in the hand."

Overall Rating: review stars, 5 out of 5 possible stars 4 out of 5
By Mtymouse48, Bloomington, IL
January 5, 2012

Primary use: Defense/Law Enforcement

"I purchased the .40 EMP and have taken it to the range the past two days and have been totally satisfied. Glock 40's have been my home defense pistols but recently got a Springfield pistol for a customer and read about the EMP. I am currently working on some custom loads for the pistol with the 155 gr Berry's plated bullets. I would love to get ahold of a second dual spring recoil so I can fine-tune the ejection."

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