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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.

  • 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.

  • Extended Base Pad

    Constructed of rust-resistant stainless steel, the EMP’s magazine holds nine rounds of 9mm and features an extended base pad.

  • Checkered Wood Grips

    Complementing the attractive two-tone finish of the EMP® is a pair of checkered wood grips.

  • 3-Dot Sights

    The EMP® features an intuitive 3-dot sighting system for fast target acquisition.


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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