My wife's carry gun is an EMP. Hers has been flawless. She is just as accurate out to 15 yards as with her full size 1911, and she is a pretty good shooter. At 25 yards she is a bit better with the full size.
IMO the EMP is an excellent choice for a carry gun.
I had one of the early ones and loved it but had a million problems and got rid of it. I'm trying to convence myself that SA has worked the bugs out of the newer ones and it's time to try again. All opinions welcome. Dennis
Had a chance to shoot it again this morning. 100% reliable again with good accuracy at 15 yards. My only issue is that the trigger as it came from the factory is too heavy for my taste. Dennis
PS It's Saturday now. Shot it again today and it was again flawless. I've now got 350 FMJ and a handful of Speer Gold dots through it. Another couple of hundred and it will be ready to CCW! I continue to be amazed by its accuracy.
I have experienced that the EMP runs best when wet. I used grease as a lapping compound when I first got the gun. I experienced my first FTF on the 600ish consecutive round on the first day. The feed ramp was filthy. Since then, I have not shot more than 600 in the same day, and I have not had another FTF. Keep it clean and wet. I have a 4lb trigger job and it's just right for a CCW gun. I take it everywhere.