Springfield Armory Ultra Compact or EMP? Help Please

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by NavyBob, Jun 4, 2013.

  1. NavyBob

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    I was all set to pick up a pristine LNIB Ultra Compact in 9mm and today I paid a visit to one of my LGS. They had a nice selection of Springfield Everything, but I focused on the EMP in 9mm because I wanted an Ultra Compact.

    From what I was told by the salesperson, Springfield dropped the Ultra Compact in 9mm, replacing it with the EMP because the Ultra was plagued with feeding problems.

    The EMP is a bit smaller than the Ultra Compact. Now I really like the Ultra, but if the EMP is better, than that's the way I want to go. For my taste, I love the way the Ultra looks and the one I'm looking at is made in the US, not Brazil.

    Is the Ultra a feeding nightmare? Is the EMP a superior way to go?
  2. PuddleMonkey

    Vancouver, WA
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    I loved my EMP. Many of those ultra compacts did have issues awhile back.
  3. iamme

    Lane County
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    The ultra- whether in 9mm or 45acp- can have teething issues due to the short slide travel. The EMP was redesigned around the 9mm/40sw to have a gun that is a slimmed down 1911, uses a good amount of 1911 parts, but will run these rounds better and offer better concealment. The only real plus to the UC is it's a true 1911- total parts swapability.

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