parallax said:I have both the EMP and a Kimber Ultra CDP, and it's a toss-up. The both have their good and bad points.
I like the grip of the EMP better because it is shorter front to back than a Kimber, and the Kimber will also be thicker through the grips, because it does not come with slim grips. The EMP comes with slim grips.
You get two extra rounds of with the EMP(10rnd), but the Kimber(8rnd) is a .45. The Kimber will take any .45 officer mags, but the EMP mags are available only from SA, (for now at least.) The Kimber only comes with 1 mag, the EMP comes with 3, (at least mine did.)
The Kimber has a Swartz safety, the EMP is a 70 Series.
The Kimber has a nicer "melt" job, especialy the thumb safety, which can rub against your skin with an IWB holster. The EMP has a NASTY Wilson tactical ambi thumb safety that is very sharp-edged. (First thing I replaced!)
Try to see if you can test shoot them both. I think your choice will really come down to personal preference.