1911 EMP® Handguns

If Goldilocks grew up and found herself on shiny side of a gun counter she would undoubtedly find the EMP®. Nestled between the full size 1911 and the 911, the patented EMP is just right.

Reengineered around the 9mm cartridge, the Springfield Armory® Enhanced Micro Pistol (EMP) translates the benefits of the full-size 1911 into a smaller platform perfectly suited for today’s most popular defense caliber. Easy carrying and smooth shooting, the EMP is built with a forged frame and slide to last a lifetime.

To capitalize on the smaller caliber refinements, the EMP features a shortened frame and action compared to its full-size counterpart. The reduced grip radius produces a remarkably comfortable shooting experience and makes the pistol a concealable and confident side arm.

Available only from Springfield Armory, the EMP strikes the perfect balance and delivers a 1911 that’s just right.


The 1911 EMP® is built from the ground up for the 9mm cartridge, offering you a compact and comfortable 1911 designed for CCW. With a frame custom designed for the exceedingly popular defensive round, the EMP® offers shooters a smaller and more compact frame fore to aft for a maximized grip. The result is a gun that combines the classic charm of the 1911 with cutting-edge design features ideal for concealed carry.

  • Forged Frame and Slide

    The forged steel slide of the EMP® is both rugged and practically indestructible, while a patented forged aluminum alloy frame keeps the gun lightweight and packable.

  • Lightweight

    Extremely light and handy, the EMP is custom crafted for reliability, controllability and easy portage.

  • 3 Magazines Included

    In a real defensive gunfight, nobody wishes they had less ammo. The EMP® comes standard with three 9-round magazines replete with slam pads.

  • Fully Supported Bull Barrel

    A stainless steel match grade fully supported heavy bull barrel keeps the EMP® shooting reliably and true despite its diminutive dimensions.

  • Ambi Thumb Safety

    The EMP® offers an ambidextrous thumb safety that is the perfect size and in the ideal location for instant access.

  • Posi-Lock Checkering

    Unique Posi-Lock checkering locks the EMP into your hand for a rock-solid grip. (on 4-inch models only)


The Ronin® EMP® combines the popular features of the Ronin series with the patented CCW-ready modifications that made the Enhanced Micro Pistol (EMP) the smallest 1911 in the world. The patented EMP design stands apart in the 1911 market, having been specifically engineered around the 9mm cartridge.


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