Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: My carry gun - and sort of a range/training report

  1. #1
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Appleton, WI
    Posts
    276

    My carry gun - and sort of a range/training report

    I bought my EMP back in April with plans on using it as my primary conceal carry gun when Wisconsin passes whatever it is we will pass. Shot about 200 rounds through it, and I was convinced the sights were not correct, I was shooting about 4" low at seven yards.

    Called up springfield and asked if it was possible that someone grabbed the wrong sights, he said those are the only sights they put on them, but they would take a look at it. If they put it in their ransom rest and it hits the bull, there is nothing they can do. I said fine, since I knew it would hit low. They sent me a prepaid shipping label and I sent out my gun the following monday.

    I got the gun back last thursday (I was out of town and told them not to ship until after the 6th of June) and they had replaced both front and year sights with sights of a different height. They also included a target with a 5 shot group from 25 yards showing 4 within 2", and the 5th shot at 3". Still pretty good in my book for a compact 1911.

    I had an IDPA shoot on saturday where I have been shooting my USP... well I was itching to run my EMP after the sights so I took that instead, and that is going to be some of the best practice I can get. Courses were fun and had close encounter drills where we fired from low retention, targets from behind hard cover, hostages, and drawing from concealment.

    I havent seen my scores yet, but I really was pleased with how it went, I didnt miss any targets (though I did get a missed shot where I hit a guy in hard cover so it counts as a miss) and no malfunctions (due to the gun...)

    The gun is VERY tight, I cannot yet use the slide stop on reloads so I am getting some good slingshot reload practice. It is so tight, that when I was loading to capacity per IDPA rules, I racked the slide, dropped the mag, stuck in a full one and readied up... buzzer goes off, Draw, aim... *click* CRAP, lol. Gave it a HARD rack and then finished the course. When I first tried to load a round, I went back far enough to cock the hammer, but it didnt strip a round off. Each time after that I made it a point to check the chamber indicator that a round was in there

    I plan on running this the rest of the year, even though I'm at a huge disadvantage for actual "winning" I'm running in the same class as people shooting full size 9mm 1911's. Oh well, it's great practice and loads of fun!

    I plan on purchasing a Galco concealment holster and belt in early july so I will be 100% ready when Wisconsin's new carry laws take affect.

    Carry On!


  2. #2
    Regular Member carry for myself's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    546
    absolutely gorgeous. i was concidering a kimber crimson. but this EMP looks great. might have to take a look at them
    i would rather run out of blood, breath and life. and die fighting. than run out of ammo , and die with my pants down -Tom Scantas

  3. #3
    Regular Member cleveland's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    West Allis, WI
    Posts
    289
    Very nice... and out of my budget. LOL!

  4. #4
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    , ,
    Posts
    758
    Beautiful... Simply beautiful... I'm jealous...
    "I don't really care for "cream cheese"..."

  5. #5
    Regular Member davegran's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Cassville Area -Twelve Miles From Anything, Wisconsin, USA
    Posts
    1,565
    Quote Originally Posted by apierce918 View Post

    Did you add the extended mag release and the thumb groove in the grip?
    Dave
    45ACP-For when you care enough to send the very best-
    Fight for "Stand Your Ground " legislation!

    WI DA Gerald R. Fox:
    "These so-called 'public safety' laws only put decent law-abiding citizens at a dangerous disadvantage when it comes to their personal safety, and I for one am glad that this decades-long era of defective thinking on gun issues is over..."

    Remember: Don't make old People mad. We don't like being old in the first place, so it doesn't take much to piss us off.

  6. #6
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Appleton, WI
    Posts
    276
    The gun is stock from Springfield, I have not added or removed anything.

  7. #7
    Campaign Veteran GLOCK21GB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA
    Posts
    4,348
    My carry Gun ( below ) ....because most gun fights happen less than 12 feet away. More than 12 feet attempt to flee....
    http://youtu.be/xWgVGu3OR4U AACFI, Wisconsin / Minnesota Carry Certified. Action Pistol & Advanced Action pistol concepts + Urban Carbine course. When the entitlement Zombies begin looting, pillaging, raping, burning & killing..remember HEAD SHOTS it's the only way to kill a Zombie. Stockpile food & water now.

    Please support your local,county, state & Federal Law enforcement agencies, right ???

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •