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According to Combat Handguns contributor Guy J. Sagi, “When it comes to carry guns, the best balance of features is to have as much power in as compact a package as possible. For many, the .40-caliber cartridge fits the bill perfectly, getting bore diameter up to the four-tenths of an inch mark while still fitting in a package sized in the range of many 9mm pistols.” Luckily, in the upcoming December 2013 issue of Combat Handguns, Sagi was able to get his hands on Springfield Armory’s new Enhanced Micro Pistol, or EMP.
According to Sagi, “Chambered in .40 S&W, this is one of the sweetest- and softest-shooting compact handguns for this cartridge I’ve ever handled. Don’t get me wrong, recoil from a .40 S&W isn’t painful. Its impulse is different— snappier, if you will—and a little foreign to someone weaned on .45 ACP 1911s. Fifty rounds out of most small guns with this cartridge can get a little uncomfortable, but after more than 100 rounds with the EMP, I was eager for more.”

Did Sagi experience any problems at the range with the EMP? To learn more about the gun and how it was designed from the ground up for concealed carry, check out the December 2013 issue of Combat Handguns, available on newsstands and digitally September 17, 2013. To subscribe, go to https://www.personaldefenseworld.com/subscribe.

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