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My wife has always liked 1911's but the recoil of a 45 in anything other than a full-size bothered her. For carrying she decided on a Colt Detective Special but recently she said that she wanted to look at other options.

I let her shoot my Kahr and the Dan Wesson Classic Bobtail. She liked the Kahr but was not sold on the trigger. The CBOB had the better trigger but she didn't like the recoil and I had put reduced loads in it.

We ran across an EMP today. The guy had purchased it new along with a nice Bianchi holster and some other accessories but had never shot it. I guess he and his wife were splitting up and he needed the money so we traded him some cash for his EMP and accessories. :biggrin:

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Very nice do a full review when you get to shoot it
 

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Very nice addition, and I would certainly think the 9 will be to her liking.
 

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Range Report

My wife decided that she wanted to go to the range by herself yesterday just so she could get some time alone with her new gun. Before she left I took the gun apart and it was pretty well lubed on the frame rails but I added some to the barrel hood and muzzle area.

She shot 100 rounds of Winchester White Box 115gr. target ammo and about 25 rounds of Federal 147gr. hollowpoints. She had two failures to feed of the Winchesters which I found odd and no failures with the Federals. She did not keep track of which magazine it was that she had the failures on but she thought it was on two different ones. I have not read the manual yet to see what bullets Springfield reccomends. :nonono:

Her targets were not that great with most shots vertically stringing. I think the trigger is a little heavier than the single action on the Detective Special, guessing it's probably 5 pounds. We spent some time dry firing last evening and she seems to be anticipating the shot a little too much. She shot my Kahr better than this gun but I was not there to coach her this time which taught her a good thing.....she needs to practice on her own.

To make sure the gun is shooting OK I took the gun out back and shot a four shot group at 20' using the hollowpoints. The group size was about 2" in diameter and was about an inch low. It seems very accurate for it's size and with some practice I think it will be a good gun for her.

We are headed to the range again on Thursday night and I will shoot some targets to post for you guys (and gals). :biggrin:
 
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