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I purchased a new Springfield EMP to be my EDC/CCW handgun. I had (and still have) high expectations for this shrunk down 1911. However, upon taking it to the range to test it out, I have had many, many FTFs & FTEs. I started looking around and I believe I have found the culprits: a poorly aligned extractor and a rough feed ramp.

At this point I'm a bit irritated as I could have purchased two more XDm pistols for the price of the EMP. Like I mentioned in the video, though. I've heard nothing but rave reviews about SA's customer support. I hope they come through for me just as well. I'd love nothing more than to post a follow-up about how they made this EMP purr.

 

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Then call SA and send it back (on their dime) so they can make it right.

Seems like a no brainer to me..

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I don't have time to watch your entire video but I'd run (at least) 200 FMJ before trying any JHP..
Also, like any other pistol, certain JHP run thru it, others don't.
My 147 gr Ranger Ts perform flawless thru my EMP.

One more note, you don't need to use the take down tool to field strip the EMP.
You can do it with your fingers..
Search YouTube for either EMP or Kimber Ultra takedown or field strip.
I've owned both and they strip the same way with the same basic recoil spring assembly.
Once you get the spring plug loose from the recoil spring assembly, you can tilt the recoil spring assembly out of the slide without using the so-called tool.
That tool is more of a pain in the ass to deal with than it is worth.
You don't need it.
If you can't find info on it, PM me and I'll walk you thru it.









Anything and everything you ever wanted to know about the EMP, from a shooter's / buyer's point of view, can be found here.

http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=257261

I'd say give SA a chance to fix it..............
 

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One more thing...................
Welcome to the forum CuriosityKilledtheCATM..

It was Hotter Than Hell this summer huh?;)

Kimber but has the same methods..

 

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I don't have time to watch your entire video but I'd run (at least) 200 FMJ before trying any JHP..
Also, like any other pistol, certain JHP run thru it, others don't.
My 147 gr Ranger Ts perform flawless thru my EMP.
My FTF problems are consistent with WWB and American Eagle ball ammo. If I try WWB JHP or PDX1 rounds, the malfunction rate jumps from 20%-ish to 50%-ish.

I did not even try a JHP or PDX round until I was through 250 ball rounds.

But, yes, I will be calling SACS when they open this morning. I freaking love the idea of this pistol, but I sure as heck wouldn't trust it with my life in its current condition.

I'm not an SA basher. I really, really want my EMP to work. I love my XDm40. I'm just frustrated at getting a lemon (albeit, a beautiful lemon).
 

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Just dropped off the EMP at FedEx. The lil' guy is on his way home to Springfield for repairs!
They should get it running right.
If not send it back again.

I had a few issues with JHPs when mine was new.
It would hang on the first round of a loaded mag.
After the first round, it ran fine.

But when I sent mine to SACS for some custom work, they also fixed the feeding issues.

It runs perfectly now..;)

Keep us posted on your results..:D

 

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Got the EMP back on Thursday. Today was the first day I could get it to the range. Shot the following:

100 WWB
50 WJHP 147gr
20 PDX-1 124gr
20 PDX-1 147gr

Everything fed. Everything fired. Everything ejected. Perfect runner!

SACS does quality work!

I've got to say, though, matte black IonBond on an EMP is freaking sexy! Don't believe me? I have proof! :p






And a couple with the XDm45c for fun.

 

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That is good news.
I'm glad they fixed it for ya.

That black slide is indeed very hot.
I almost did that myself, but opted for the nickel Teflon.

Good thing is, now you can carry it with confidence...;)
 
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