Springfield Armory Adds New Enhanced Micro Pistol (EMP)

Springfield Armory Enhanced Micro Pistol (EMP)
Springfield Armory Enhanced Micro Pistol (EMP)

4-inch Barrel Lightweight Champion Model Extends Capacity And Carry Performance

Springfield Armory
Springfield Armory USA

GENESEO, IL, – -(AmmoLand) – New for 2016, Springfield Armory presents a dramatic improvement to the EMP, arguably one of the most popular and shootable pistols ever. Perfectly proportioned extensions of length and height make the new EMP four-inch Lightweight Champion easier to shoot while adding ammunition capacity.

Springfield Armory engineered the original EMP with an all-new patented short action. Seventeen parts later, the EMP came out a smaller, more comfortable, and more concealable package optimized for the smaller 9mm cartridge. Among the community those who know, it has earned a reputation for controllable concealability.

The all-new EMP offers a longer four-inch barrel that presents a longer sight radius and simplified practical accuracy. Depending on specific ammunition choice, the extended barrel length will also add an extra 20 to 60 feet per second of muzzle velocity. That helps premium self-defense ammunition perform up to its designed potential.

Springfield Armory CEO Dennis Reese notes, “While the original EMP three-inch models are surprisingly easy to handle, we wanted to continue to make it better. The extra weight up front on the new four-inch model not only helps dampen felt recoil, it helps control muzzle flip, allowing shooters to complete faster and more accurate follow-up shots.”

The frame height has also been carefully increased with similar proportions. The new grip allows plenty of room for a solid two-handed hold, even for shooters with larger hands. While the original EMP 9mm held nine rounds in the magazine, the new four-inch model fits ten plus one in the chamber. The new model retains the same slender grip circumference that made the original EMP so popular.

Like the original, the EMP four-inch sports slim-line Cocobolo wood grips and two-tone forged 416 stainless steel slide and 7075 black anodized aluminum frame. A fiber optic front sight and two-dot, low-profile combat rear sight for effortless target acquisition.

Value added extras like the proprietary Springfield Armory Posi-Lok texture on the front of the grip frame are included at no extra cost as is the matching texture on the mainspring housing.

“It’s an elite quality pistol,” explains Reese. “regarding size, this EMP four-inch is one of the smallest on the market. The four-inch slide allows for a more user-friendly experience while the smaller grip maintains the optimal size for concealed carry.”

While the EMP four-inch might be the perfect carry gun, it’s new size makes it ideal for home defense, fun at the range, or a little friendly competition.

About Springfield Armory
“The First Name in American Firearms,” Springfield Armory was founded in 1777, when George Washington ordered the creation of an armory to store ammunition and gun carriages during the American Revolution. In 1794, the armory began to manufacture muskets and spent the next 150 years supplying firearms for every major American conflict. The original armory closed in 1968. In 1974, the Reese family took ownership of the Springfield Armory name and began making the M1A rifle. Today, Springfield Armory develops many products loyal to the company’s heritage, like the 1911 pistol, while ensuring its future with innovative products, including the XD, XD Mod.2 XD(M) and XD-S polymer pistols.

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Don Bailey

From my perspective, this is not a subcompact, but my guess is that it will be a dream to shoot if it is anything like the EMP 9 mm with a 3” barrel. There will be some people who will not have too much trouble concealing this pistol, but I certainly will. I have yet to shoot a Springfield pistol that I did not enjoy shooting.


What’s the model number for this 1911?or Sku..


Alaska carry 454 casull , some gas station attendants have called 911 ,then realized I was handing them $100 for gas .


Oldfart- user name checks out. You don’t seem to understand much about ballistics, and most LEOs and FBI have proven your statements inane. You carry a 30-30 for concealed carry? A 5.7? LOL.


How do I win one of these new SA emp’s.


Dropped into my local gun shop this past week. Was looking for a Ruger Mark series .22, or similar. I was interested in S&W new .22 which reminds me of the Ruger. I had already contacted S&W and was informed that their .22 will never be California compliant. The gun shop informs me that no future semi-autos will be approved as California Compliant. I settled for the Browning Buck Mark. Now come new state bills mandating that no further sales of ARs will be permitted, all ARs presently held must be registered, turned in, or transferred out of the state.… Read more »

David Heroy

BINGO! That’s the point exactly


.45 ACP +P can hit 1150 with a 185 grain bullet, 1250 with a 165gr Sierra, at least from a 5″ barrel. That having been said, I am very much unimpressed with the 5.7mm’s lack of lethality. There was an enormous fad for it between the late 1990s and 2005 in the law enforcement community. SWAT team after SWAT team picked it up, noticed it took half a dozen rounds to put down a thirty-pound rabid dog, and dropped the caliber like a hot rock. The trigger-pullers at the sharp end in Iraq and A’stan were intrigued by the round… Read more »


I screwed up the last sentence in my post should have said,bfg30-30 5 shot revolver10″ long in shoulder rig. Sorry


I looked them up at Bud’s guns, and Guns America save your $ a little over a $1000.00


Very nice locking piece still uses the same garbage caliber, I am sorry folks but you can barely get a 45acp over 1000 ft per second. I do not own a pistol for carry that is not at least twice that. A 45 just puts a dent in 3/16 al plate. A 5.7×28 punches nice clean holes just like center fire rifle in any caliber that was not originally designed for black powder. My back up is a big 30-30 5 shot 10″ in a shoulder rig

Jeremy Tankersley

It’s a 9mm dimwit. Learn to read.


What’s the price on the new 1911 with the 4 inch barrel ? When it available ?


I already have. They are remarkably thin and lightweight, even more so than the standard emp line. Can’t wait until I can get it. I’m in commie-fornia so I have to wait 10 days. I’ll pic up after shot show


I can’t wait to play with this at the NRA convention this year.