Out of curiosity....

Discussion in 'Springfield Armory EMP' started by Rochefort, Oct 20, 2016.

  1. Rochefort

    Rochefort New Member

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    The EMP4 is the only 1911 I've seen with a barrel protruding from the slide that last little 1/8", and I've seen and owned quite a few, with and without bushings. Does anybody know Springfield's reasoning? The muzzle velocity difference calculates to about 10 fps hotter, so no big deal, and the lockup wouldn't be any different if the barrel was flush with the slide. It's distinctive, for sure, and kind of a mixed bag on whether you like it or not.

    So the question is: Is there any known purpose for the 1/8" barrel extrusion, or is it just "because...."?
     
  2. Rochefort

    Rochefort New Member

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    Out. Out! I meant OUT of curiosity.
     

  3. tazo2503

    tazo2503 Moderator Supporter

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    Gotcha covered bud...
     
  4. CPTKILLER

    CPTKILLER Senior Member

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    Most of us have little information on its design.
     
  5. CAV_Scout

    CAV_Scout New Member

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    did you actually measure the barrel? they say 4" . . .is it a true 4"
    or is it a size overrun of 4.1250 ?
    every auto i own has a pinch of barrel stickin out. and i'll take the 10fps
    3-45s (1911)
    2-40s
    5-9mm
    1-380
    revolver don't count:)
    Glocks tend to stick out that much.

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    so i measured mine . . . 4.0 its a commander cut
    and the difference is the EMP has no bushing flange so barrel sticks out further.
    SA did say it was 4 inches, and they didn't short us.
     
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  6. Rochefort

    Rochefort New Member

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    Right. It's 4 inches on the dot. My full size .45s all have an extended barrel that's conceled by the bushing but my babies, Kimber Ultra, Wesson Eco, Colt New Agent, they're all just a hair beyond flush, all bushingless. It's almost like they intended a bushing and changed their minds but that can't be the case with the bull barrel flange. I have no idea whether the smaller EMP is flush or not. Maybe they just didn't want to call it the EMP 3 7/8. I must have too much time on my hands to even be thinking about this stuff.
     
  7. CAV_Scout

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    I don't know if the 3" EMP is dead on 3" either?
    SOMEONE WITH A 3" WANT TO CHECK IT ????

    But the big selling point was 4" and by God its 4" & Bull / no bushing.
    I can't complain about the accuracy for sure.

    The sights are good but the color variation rear/white frt/orange ??????
    I do enjoy the orange, it is bright! quick to see !
    Its not made but i'd luv a set of TruGlo Trit & Fiber in "orange"
    Since thats not available i'll have to do their TFX
    Just have take off the old ones, measure out what i need and order.
     
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