Talk about your EMP here! - Page 161 - 1911Forum
1911Forum
Advertise Here
Forum   Reviews   Rules   Legal   Site Supporters & Donations   Advertise


Go Back   1911Forum > >

Notices


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #4001  
Old 12-20-2012, 04:21 AM
Carp423 Carp423 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 18
Congulations on being #4000. I have read a few early posts and most later posts. What I have learned is this, there are many people on here that know their stuff or someone who does or somewhere to find it. They are willing to help and give advice. Its great to learn something new about a great little gun we own. I think each gun has its own personality. As we modify our guns in different ways for function and/or looks they then become unique to their spieces. It cost alot of money to do mods on these guns. The satifaction of doing the work ourselves is priceless. For those who are literate on these guns I know you have spent many hours filing and fitting. My hat off to you for taking the time to educate the rest of us, saving us many hours and dollars. You know who you are. Special praise to Log man. He does do great work. Merry Christmas EMP family. Keep shooting and posting.
Reply With Quote
  #4002  
Old 12-21-2012, 01:15 AM
zippy357 zippy357 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 157
Quote:
Originally Posted by Carp423 View Post
Congulations on being #4000. I have read a few early posts and most later posts. What I have learned is this, there are many people on here that know their stuff or someone who does or somewhere to find it. They are willing to help and give advice. Its great to learn something new about a great little gun we own. I think each gun has its own personality. As we modify our guns in different ways for function and/or looks they then become unique to their spieces. It cost alot of money to do mods on these guns. The satifaction of doing the work ourselves is priceless. For those who are literate on these guns I know you have spent many hours filing and fitting. My hat off to you for taking the time to educate the rest of us, saving us many hours and dollars. You know who you are. Special praise to Log man. He does do great work. Merry Christmas EMP family. Keep shooting and posting.
I agree..

I learned how to fit my single side safety on this thread.
It functions crisper and better than the stock part..

I've learned a lot in this thread.
Not just about the EMP, but 1911s in general..

Merry Christmas indeed..
Reply With Quote
  #4003  
Old 12-22-2012, 11:03 PM
Josh-L Josh-L is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 88
Quote:
Originally Posted by Josh-L View Post
Looking to replace my firing pin stop. Will a Wilson Combat bullet proof one work for a .45? Brownells didn't specify if it was caliber specific so I'm assuming its for a .45 anyway but my EMP is obviously a 9mm.
Anybody? I'd really like to order my parts and this is the last thing I need to know.
Reply With Quote
  #4004  
Old 12-27-2012, 03:47 PM
MousePotato MousePotato is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 39
Hey guys, happy holidays! Can anybody help me out with some knowledge/info on how to restore the black finish on my safety? The edge on one of my safety chipped off somehow and I'd like to restore it without having to buy a new part. Can anybody point me in the right direction? Thanks in advance!
__________________
MousePotato
Springfield EMP 9mm
Reply With Quote
  #4005  
Old 12-27-2012, 09:37 PM
Quack Quack is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Aurora, OH
Posts: 8,986
Quote:
Originally Posted by MousePotato View Post
Hey guys, happy holidays! Can anybody help me out with some knowledge/info on how to restore the black finish on my safety? The edge on one of my safety chipped off somehow and I'd like to restore it without having to buy a new part. Can anybody point me in the right direction? Thanks in advance!
Cold bluing will work. I use either 44/40 or oxpho blue from Brownells.
__________________
1911 Therapy
Reply With Quote
  #4006  
Old 12-27-2012, 09:38 PM
Quack Quack is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Aurora, OH
Posts: 8,986
Quote:
Originally Posted by Josh-L View Post
Anybody? I'd really like to order my parts and this is the last thing I need to know.
You can buy it for a 45, but you'll need to do a bunch of filing since the 9/40 ejector is taller than the 45 ejector.
__________________
1911 Therapy
Reply With Quote
  #4007  
Old 12-28-2012, 10:41 AM
capulona capulona is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Jersey City, NJ
Posts: 9
Okay -read the first 100 pages, promise to finish all of them ASAP

Purchased my 9mm EMP in northern NJ for $1049 a few months ago, love this little pistol! I shoot a Glock 17 G4 and also love that - it eats anything, and super easy to maintain.

The EMP just came back from SACS after it started to do the light strike on Sellier & Bellot brass ammo (ran fine with Magtech and Winchester White, both 115gr). The invoice says "Steel Firing Pin", I guess that means they replaced the Titanium unit. I also pointed out that there was some metal removed from the slide, just under the ramp, butt CS says is normal. I forgot to ask them to pin the ejector (the serial is 246xx - maybe it's already pinned?) but I'll worry about that some other time.

Haven't taken it out to the range, maybe tonight, and I'll post results of the repair work.

Looking forward to chatting with all of you - many thanks for all of the useful information in this thread, and great work by the Logman!

Attached Thumbnails
IMG_0614.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #4008  
Old 12-28-2012, 02:55 PM
jdinid jdinid is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: My own private Idaho
Posts: 1,407
Grrrr....Just found out why I haven't gotten my EMP back from Springfield yet. I just got off the phone with the repair shop and they have no record of ever receiving it. While I was on the phone, I looked at the claim ticket from my LGS. It says S&W EMP on the back...
Reply With Quote
  #4009  
Old 12-28-2012, 05:04 PM
Jim Smyth Jim Smyth is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 48
Well I traded into a early serial #EMP last month. Gotta say I really like this sized gun. Went to the range and found out even though it had tritium sites that these older eyes were having issues with picking them up in an indoor range. So I did some research and ordered a set of XS Big Dot sites. Just installed them and really like how easy they are to pick up visually.

I am also a Hobbyist knife maker and have a fair amount of machinery in my basement. So I decided to do some slight mod's to this gun. I high polished the feed ramp and opened up the throat a bit because last time at the range it wasn't liking hollow points. Ate the FMJ just fine but I think it needed some help to feed HP since they were jamming on the ramp. We will see at the range tomorrow how the mods work. I also media blasted a few parts, engine turned the recoil spring end and Crowned the barrel at about a 20 degree angle.

I have a Milt Sparks VM-2 IWB holster coming from Allan Yoast next week. This will become my new CCW weapon when I make sure its functioning flawlessly.

Also anyone wanting to redo there EMP sites I will give you some input. The stock front site is held in place with a roll pin. That needs to be pushed through and then you can use a copper or hard plastic dowl to drive the site out of the beveled swedge. XS sites has a lot of great videos for those of you who haven't done this before. The back stock EMP site you unscrew the set screw and drive it out sideways like the front site. Both my sites were of the dovetail type.

Once my sites were off they had the label on the bottom of the site. Mine were made in 2007. The new sites come with a plastic dowel and a allen wrench. Once again go to the XS web site for detailed instructions on how to do this installation. Well once I got the new sites out of the package I found out they both just slide right through the cutouts on the slide without much resistance. They were obviously very loose. I called tech support at XS and they said some of the EMP's had a little larger dove tail cutouts and that they would have to send me an over sized pair. He said they will require a lot of hand fitting. He did tell me some of the smiths peen the top of the dove tail on the gun down to make some resistance and that's what I ended up doing since I didn't have time to wait for another set of sites. The area you peen is under the site so you don't see it anyway after its installed. Worked out well in the end and we will see how good it works tomorrow.





Attached Thumbnails
emp1.jpg   emp2.jpg   emp3.jpg   emp4.jpg   emp5.jpg  

Last edited by Jim Smyth; 12-28-2012 at 05:08 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #4010  
Old 12-28-2012, 08:18 PM
kerby9mm kerby9mm is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 354
Capulona: If the ejector is pinned you can see the pin from the side of the ejector with the slide off. Metal from slide removed under the ramp. Can you elaborate on that. Just curious.
Reply With Quote
  #4011  
Old 12-29-2012, 09:51 AM
capulona capulona is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Jersey City, NJ
Posts: 9
Metal Removed from Slide

Hi Kerby9mm, Thanks, it does look like it IS pinned, I see it. As for the slide, I initially thought it was a "rash" here's a picture.

Attached Thumbnails
IMG_0972_outline.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #4012  
Old 12-29-2012, 12:26 PM
bubba1228 bubba1228 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Pueblo, CO
Age: 37
Posts: 18
Thought I would share mine





Attached Thumbnails
2012-12-20 11.31.59.jpg   2012-12-20 11.33.31.jpg  

Last edited by bubba1228; 12-29-2012 at 06:49 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #4013  
Old 12-29-2012, 04:22 PM
Major K Major K is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Lake City, TN
Posts: 4
How do I get in touch with "Log Man" so that I can send my EMP magazine for modification?
Reply With Quote
  #4014  
Old 12-29-2012, 04:36 PM
captainrb captainrb is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 16
emp mag

send LOG MAN a private message on this forum and he will reply with his address and payment info. He does great work and you will be 100% satisfied. good luck.
Reply With Quote
  #4015  
Old 12-29-2012, 05:18 PM
Xmp95b Xmp95b is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: MO
Posts: 705
Which Pearce grip panels did you use that fit? Any trimming?


Quote:
Originally Posted by bubba1228 View Post
Thought I would share mine





__________________
"If you are just, then don't fear the warrior when he walks among you. If you are not just and inflict pain and suffering on the innocent, then fear the law and the warrior that brings it".
Reply With Quote
  #4016  
Old 12-30-2012, 01:19 AM
bubba1228 bubba1228 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Pueblo, CO
Age: 37
Posts: 18
Minor trimming, razor blade did the trick nicely. Also have Logman's mag job done.. Wonderful work.


PEARCE GRIP 1911 Compact Model Rubber Finger Groove Insert

http://www.ebay.com/itm/PEARCE-GRIP-...item1c2ab20ed0
Reply With Quote
  #4017  
Old 12-30-2012, 07:27 AM
Xmp95b Xmp95b is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: MO
Posts: 705
Thanks
__________________
"If you are just, then don't fear the warrior when he walks among you. If you are not just and inflict pain and suffering on the innocent, then fear the law and the warrior that brings it".
Reply With Quote
  #4018  
Old 01-01-2013, 07:11 PM
colfaxent colfaxent is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 22
Any one know where to get a good deal on a EMP 9mm G10? I want a CCW gun to park with my R1 Enhanced and Sig 1911 TME.
Reply With Quote
  #4019  
Old 01-01-2013, 09:14 PM
bubba1228 bubba1228 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Pueblo, CO
Age: 37
Posts: 18
you may try gunbroker.com or armslist.com
Reply With Quote
  #4020  
Old 01-03-2013, 03:48 AM
stanksbeamen stanksbeamen is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 12
Hey all, this is my first post but I just got home from Afghanistan and picked up an EMP9. Its my first handgun and its sweet but I'll pick it up on the 10th.

Ammo question, any types of ammo to avoid at first or to break it in with? Luckily a Walmart near me has ammo in stock.

Winchester white box 115 gr
Tula ammo 115 gr
9mm luger 115 gr ppu
Remington UMC (green box of 100 rounds) jhp

Can I use any of these or should I try to pick something else up? I was going to buy a box of each to see how they shot but figured I should ask first! Someone said to shoot brass cased only so idk? What about you all, what does your EMP9 enjoy eating?

Thanks so much look forward to learning tons of info! I read the first few pages and the last few to see if this topic came up. I'm sure it has so sorry if its beating a dead horse...

Last edited by stanksbeamen; 01-03-2013 at 03:57 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #4021  
Old 01-03-2013, 11:44 AM
sschrick sschrick is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 92
Quote:
Originally Posted by stanksbeamen View Post
Hey all, this is my first post but I just got home from Afghanistan and picked up an EMP9. Its my first handgun and its sweet but I'll pick it up on the 10th.

Ammo question, any types of ammo to avoid at first or to break it in with? Luckily a Walmart near me has ammo in stock.

Winchester white box 115 gr
Tula ammo 115 gr
9mm luger 115 gr ppu
Remington UMC (green box of 100 rounds) jhp

Can I use any of these or should I try to pick something else up? I was going to buy a box of each to see how they shot but figured I should ask first! Someone said to shoot brass cased only so idk? What about you all, what does your EMP9 enjoy eating?

Thanks so much look forward to learning tons of info! I read the first few pages and the last few to see if this topic came up. I'm sure it has so sorry if its beating a dead horse...
break it in 200~300 rounds with brass FMJ firstly. Make sure you disassemble, clean and lube before shooting . . .that will help avoid any potential problems.

after a few hundred rounds, then try the Hollow Point of your choice. I use Speer Gold Dots in mine.
Reply With Quote
  #4022  
Old 01-03-2013, 01:46 PM
stanksbeamen stanksbeamen is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by sschrick View Post
break it in 200~300 rounds with brass FMJ firstly. Make sure you disassemble, clean and lube before shooting . . .that will help avoid any potential problems.

after a few hundred rounds, then try the Hollow Point of your choice. I use Speer Gold Dots in mine.
Thanks for the info and yes I will be breaking it down and cleaning it first. Will help to get to know it better. :-)
Reply With Quote
  #4023  
Old 01-05-2013, 07:22 PM
8+1mm 8+1mm is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 16
After good clean &lube,two hundred rounds of Win. white box Fiocchi XTP 124gr.HP shot flawlessly.
Reply With Quote
  #4024  
Old 01-05-2013, 08:24 PM
Grunt0331 Grunt0331 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Appleton, WI
Posts: 19
Wow an entire thread just about the EMP I think I'm in heaven. Had mine for about three months now and it has been just perfect. Put about 800 rounds through it so far, mostly Winchester and Remington fmj and one box of Hornady critical defense. By FAR my favorite pistol in my collection..traded a kimber for it actually.
Reply With Quote
  #4025  
Old 01-05-2013, 08:34 PM
Quack Quack is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Aurora, OH
Posts: 8,986
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grunt0331 View Post
Wow an entire thread just about the EMP I think I'm in heaven. Had mine for about three months now and it has been just perfect. Put about 800 rounds through it so far, mostly Winchester and Remington fmj and one box of Hornady critical defense. By FAR my favorite pistol in my collection..traded a kimber for it actually.
Good choice!!!
__________________
1911 Therapy
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:12 AM.


NOTICE TO USERS OF THIS SITE: By continuing to use this site, you certify that you have read and agree to abide by the Legal Terms of Use. All information, data, text or other materials ("Content") posted to this site by any users are the sole responsibility of those users. 1911Forum does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, or quality of such Content.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2015 1911Forum.com, LLC. All Rights Reserved