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Old 01-16-2010, 08:05 PM
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Talk about your EMP here!




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Old 01-16-2010, 08:11 PM
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Cool Shot my 9mm last week a couple of times and now can't wait to get out again.I have to work five more 12 hour days of my three day four night swingshift.
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Old 01-16-2010, 11:01 PM
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Thanks for making this a Sticky!!!


the 15 re-engineered parts in the EMP:
slide
frame
left grip panel
right grip panel
firing pin
firing pin spring
extractor
plunger tube
plunger spring
trigger
magazine tube
magazine follower
magazine spring
magazine base plate
magazine base pad

The EMP's grip frame (L) is about 1/4 inch smaller in diameter than the .45 ACP Micro 1911.


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Old 01-16-2010, 11:09 PM
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modified magazines by "log man"









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Old 01-16-2010, 11:19 PM
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An EMP thread?...I'll play! I just posted my first range report before I saw this thread.

Those flush fit mags from Log Man look great. I really appreciate the small details that he gets right. He will definitely be getting a couple from me.
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Old 01-16-2010, 11:22 PM
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Grips

Larry Davidson Horned Lizards



Larry Davidson Radials



Larry Davidson Spyro's



Larry Davidson 4x4's




Alumagrips





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VZ Grips







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Old 01-16-2010, 11:57 PM
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Quack, you change grips like most people change socks!!
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Old 01-17-2010, 12:38 AM
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they're not all my grips, just the 1st set.
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Old 01-17-2010, 03:14 AM
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modified magazines by "log man"


How are you suppose to clean inside the mag's once that's done???
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Old 01-17-2010, 09:15 AM
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How are you suppose to clean inside the mag's once that's done???
note that the modded mag has holes in it now.



load the mag up with (i think 6) dummy rounds.
place a punch in the lower hole to retain the spring.
remove the follower.
remove the tool.
remove the spring.

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Old 01-17-2010, 11:20 PM
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modified magazines by "log man"









Hey Quack I'm going to be shipping out two of my EMP 9mm mags sometime this week to have this mod done.The mod just make the gun look less cluttered,nice and clean looking
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Old 01-17-2010, 11:28 PM
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i'm slacking, still haven't sent him mine. those pics were from another thread.

just trying to put EMP info in here that is frequently asked.
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Old 01-18-2010, 01:29 AM
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I got an EMP 9 about 6 months ago. My first shorter than 5" 1911's.

First time out I shot it at an IDPA match. Very first shot was a 20 yard single shot. Nailed it first time, and the rest of the targets just could wait to open up holes in the 'A' zones. Worked very well.

I like it. Put some of Davidsons G-10 lizard grips on it, yanked off the ambi safety and put on a standard small tab Colt single sided safety, and of course a Ed Brown extended magazine release. That's it.

Liked it so much I just bought one for my daughter. She normally shoots a Colt Combat Elite. She stands 4'11'' and is tiny. I had to put a short trigger and super thin grips on it.

She asked me about a gun for carry. She is ready to go for her CCW.

SOoooooo, I went and bought her an EMP of her own. Haven't given it to her yet either. The guy who bought it is a Doctor, MD, friend of mine. He bought it for his wife, but she wasn't comfortable with a single action. He did get a couple of those flat bottom magazines in the mean time.

I scored the package. I will keep the two flat bottom magazines, and added the thin metal grips on the gun. I don't know anyone making a short trigger yet. I figure that the short grip, with thin grips, my daughters short fingers should work.

That's my plan anyway.

Go figure.

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Old 01-18-2010, 02:39 AM
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Chieftain...check with 10-8 Performance. I just checked their website, they show a Long trigger for an EMP they may have a short one they aren't showing on the website. You could trim a long trigger down. Just a thought.
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Old 01-18-2010, 03:26 AM
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Chieftain...check with 10-8 Performance. I just checked their website, they show a Long trigger for an EMP they may have a short one they aren't showing on the website. You could trim a long trigger down. Just a thought.
Last time I was there looking, they had a "flat" trigger but no short trigger.

Thank you.

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Old 01-18-2010, 08:33 AM
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correct, 10-8 only has the flat trigger or the long curved.
you could probably have a smith work a 10-8 flat trigger a little shorter.

here's a pics John Harrison did for his daughters wedding present.
He made a short trigger
http://www.louderthanwords.us/forum/...php?f=6&t=6290


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Old 01-18-2010, 03:49 PM
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Nice to know John and I think some what a like.

It is just that John can do it SO MUCH BETTER.

Boy is that a pretty little pistol, making a pretty little pistol much PRETTIER. I better not show John's daughter's pistol to my daughter. That could get very expensive. SIGH!

Go figure.

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Old 01-18-2010, 03:50 PM
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I know , another noob question.
Do you lose a round in capacity with the "log man" magazine modification ? Specifically with the EMP 40 ?

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Old 01-18-2010, 03:53 PM
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I know , another noob question.
Do you lose a round in capacity with the "log man" magazine modification ? Specifically with the EMP 40 ?
yes, you lose a round for both the 9mm or the .40S&W
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Old 01-18-2010, 03:55 PM
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Nice to know John and I think some what a like.

It is just that John can do it SO MUCH BETTER.

Boy is that a pretty little pistol, making a pretty little pistol much PRETTIER. I better not show John's daughter's pistol to my daughter. That could get very expensive. SIGH!

Go figure.

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that's why i'm planning to build/buy my son's gun this year, even though he's only 18 months old

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Old 01-19-2010, 05:22 AM
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Nice to know John and I think some what a like.

It is just that John can do it SO MUCH BETTER.

Boy is that a pretty little pistol, making a pretty little pistol much PRETTIER. I better not show John's daughter's pistol to my daughter. That could get very expensive. SIGH!

Go figure.

Fred
My wife's 9mm EMP has the 10-8 trigger and the 'smith that worked on the pistol shortended the trigger to fit her hand better. Here is a link to the thread about her pistol: http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=244293
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Old 01-19-2010, 10:08 AM
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My 9mm EMP is frequently failing to eject. Is that something I can adjust, or does it have to go back to Springfield?
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Old 01-19-2010, 10:22 AM
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My 9mm EMP is frequently failing to eject. Is that something I can adjust, or does it have to go back to Springfield?
are you limp wristing?
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Old 01-19-2010, 10:29 AM
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My 9mm EMP is frequently failing to eject. Is that something I can adjust, or does it have to go back to Springfield?
Are you using high quality oil or grease? My EMP has functioned flawlessly with oil thru 1000rnds but I did try some grease once as a test and had 2 failures to eject. It was like the shell couldn't get out fast enough before the next one loaded. That's just my experience you may only need to have the extractor tension checked or test your mags, does it fail with all the mags?

Quack,
Who rounded the butt of your EMP...I want that.

My EMP surpassed all my expectations, the felt recoil is it's most impressive feature IMHO.
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Old 01-19-2010, 10:37 AM
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it's not mine. i'm going to be sending mine in to the Custom shop for some work soon.
Faulty's EMP has a rounded butt.
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