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Congulations on being #4000. I have read a few early posts and most later posts. What I have learned is this, there are many people on here that know their stuff or someone who does or somewhere to find it. They are willing to help and give advice. Its great to learn something new about a great little gun we own. I think each gun has its own personality. As we modify our guns in different ways for function and/or looks they then become unique to their spieces. It cost alot of money to do mods on these guns. The satifaction of doing the work ourselves is priceless. For those who are literate on these guns I know you have spent many hours filing and fitting. My hat off to you for taking the time to educate the rest of us, saving us many hours and dollars. You know who you are. Special praise to Log man. He does do great work. Merry Christmas EMP family. Keep shooting and posting.
 

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Congulations on being #4000. I have read a few early posts and most later posts. What I have learned is this, there are many people on here that know their stuff or someone who does or somewhere to find it. They are willing to help and give advice. Its great to learn something new about a great little gun we own. I think each gun has its own personality. As we modify our guns in different ways for function and/or looks they then become unique to their spieces. It cost alot of money to do mods on these guns. The satifaction of doing the work ourselves is priceless. For those who are literate on these guns I know you have spent many hours filing and fitting. My hat off to you for taking the time to educate the rest of us, saving us many hours and dollars. You know who you are. Special praise to Log man. He does do great work. Merry Christmas EMP family. Keep shooting and posting.
I agree..

I learned how to fit my single side safety on this thread.
It functions crisper and better than the stock part..

I've learned a lot in this thread.
Not just about the EMP, but 1911s in general..

Merry Christmas indeed..
 

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Looking to replace my firing pin stop. Will a Wilson Combat bullet proof one work for a .45? Brownells didn't specify if it was caliber specific so I'm assuming its for a .45 anyway but my EMP is obviously a 9mm.
Anybody? I'd really like to order my parts and this is the last thing I need to know.
 

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Hey guys, happy holidays! Can anybody help me out with some knowledge/info on how to restore the black finish on my safety? The edge on one of my safety chipped off somehow and I'd like to restore it without having to buy a new part. Can anybody point me in the right direction? Thanks in advance!
 

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Hey guys, happy holidays! Can anybody help me out with some knowledge/info on how to restore the black finish on my safety? The edge on one of my safety chipped off somehow and I'd like to restore it without having to buy a new part. Can anybody point me in the right direction? Thanks in advance!
Cold bluing will work. I use either 44/40 or oxpho blue from Brownells.
 

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Okay -read the first 100 pages, promise to finish all of them ASAP

Purchased my 9mm EMP in northern NJ for $1049 a few months ago, love this little pistol! I shoot a Glock 17 G4 and also love that - it eats anything, and super easy to maintain.

The EMP just came back from SACS after it started to do the light strike on Sellier & Bellot brass ammo (ran fine with Magtech and Winchester White, both 115gr). The invoice says "Steel Firing Pin", I guess that means they replaced the Titanium unit. I also pointed out that there was some metal removed from the slide, just under the ramp, butt CS says is normal. I forgot to ask them to pin the ejector (the serial is 246xx - maybe it's already pinned?) but I'll worry about that some other time.

Haven't taken it out to the range, maybe tonight, and I'll post results of the repair work.

Looking forward to chatting with all of you - many thanks for all of the useful information in this thread, and great work by the Logman!

 

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Grrrr....Just found out why I haven't gotten my EMP back from Springfield yet. I just got off the phone with the repair shop and they have no record of ever receiving it. While I was on the phone, I looked at the claim ticket from my LGS. It says S&W EMP on the back...
 

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Well I traded into a early serial #EMP last month. Gotta say I really like this sized gun. Went to the range and found out even though it had tritium sites that these older eyes were having issues with picking them up in an indoor range. So I did some research and ordered a set of XS Big Dot sites. Just installed them and really like how easy they are to pick up visually.

I am also a Hobbyist knife maker and have a fair amount of machinery in my basement. So I decided to do some slight mod's to this gun. I high polished the feed ramp and opened up the throat a bit because last time at the range it wasn't liking hollow points. Ate the FMJ just fine but I think it needed some help to feed HP since they were jamming on the ramp. We will see at the range tomorrow how the mods work. I also media blasted a few parts, engine turned the recoil spring end and Crowned the barrel at about a 20 degree angle.

I have a Milt Sparks VM-2 IWB holster coming from Allan Yoast next week. This will become my new CCW weapon when I make sure its functioning flawlessly.

Also anyone wanting to redo there EMP sites I will give you some input. The stock front site is held in place with a roll pin. That needs to be pushed through and then you can use a copper or hard plastic dowl to drive the site out of the beveled swedge. XS sites has a lot of great videos for those of you who haven't done this before. The back stock EMP site you unscrew the set screw and drive it out sideways like the front site. Both my sites were of the dovetail type.

Once my sites were off they had the label on the bottom of the site. Mine were made in 2007. The new sites come with a plastic dowel and a allen wrench. Once again go to the XS web site for detailed instructions on how to do this installation. Well once I got the new sites out of the package I found out they both just slide right through the cutouts on the slide without much resistance. They were obviously very loose. I called tech support at XS and they said some of the EMP's had a little larger dove tail cutouts and that they would have to send me an over sized pair. He said they will require a lot of hand fitting. He did tell me some of the smiths peen the top of the dove tail on the gun down to make some resistance and that's what I ended up doing since I didn't have time to wait for another set of sites. The area you peen is under the site so you don't see it anyway after its installed. Worked out well in the end and we will see how good it works tomorrow.





 

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Capulona: If the ejector is pinned you can see the pin from the side of the ejector with the slide off. Metal from slide removed under the ramp. Can you elaborate on that. Just curious.
 

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send LOG MAN a private message on this forum and he will reply with his address and payment info. He does great work and you will be 100% satisfied. good luck.
 

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