Short and Sweet: Springfield's New Ronin EMP 9 mm 1911 Pistol

If life's best things come in small packages, Springfield Armory has just delivered a delightfully diminutive one, a compact 1911 for EDC.

by posted on November 29, 2021
Springfield Emp Ronin

One of the first considerations for CCW practitioners is the size of the gun, and for those who swear allegiance to the 1911 platform, carrying a full-size 1911 for self-defense can present challenges—especially for women and other small-statured shooters.

If the best things in life come in small packages, Springfield Armory has just delivered a delightfully diminutive one, the 9 mm Ronin EMP (Enhanced Micro Pistol), which combines the popular features of the Ronin 1911 series with the CCW-ready platform. The result is a potent and packable EDC partner that offers one of the smallest 1911s in the world.

The patented EMP has been specifically engineered around the shorter length of 9 mm rather than the .45 ACP and 10 mm. But rather than simply shortening the barrel and slide (like most compact 1911 pistols), the EMP also shortens the frame of the pistol. What you get is a pistol that is not only shorter and more compact, but also has a reduced grip radius for both enhanced comfort and concealability.

Next, Springfield has given the EMP its Ronin family treatment, with a two-tone finish made up of a carbon-steel slide with a hot-salt blue finish and satin silver Cerakote finish on the lightweight aluminum frame. Additional Ronin features include Crossed Cannon wood grips, a fiber-optic front sight paired to a Tactical Rack rear sight, extended beavertail grip safety with memory bump, and much more.

“The EMP has long been a popular CCW pistol for 1911 fans, due to its incredible ergonomics and easily concealable dimensions,” said Steve Kramer, vice president of marketing for Springfield Armory. “And now with the new Ronin EMP, shooters get one with all the benefits and features of the Ronin series of 1911 pistols.”

The EMP Ronin is offered in two variants—an ultra-compact 3" with a 9+1 capacity, and a 4" version with a 10+1 capacity. Like all Springfield Armory 1911-style pistols, the pistols feature forged-steel construction in their slides and barrels, as well as forged alloy frames. The result is pistols that are lightweight and packable, yet also ruggedly durable. MSRP is $849.

For more, visit Springfield-Armory.com.

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