here’s a bit of a paradox with ultra-compact concealed carry pistols. As they get smaller and lighter, handling and reliable function become more of a problem. Years ago, the engineers at Springfield Armory solved this challenge with a redesign of the iconic 1911 to make a reliable compact 9mm version. After design and implementation of 18 patented components, they launched the 1911 EMP series. Since that time, it’s earned a reputation as one of the best compact 9mm pistols available. Now, the Springfield Armory folks have taken the downsizing of single-action pistols to a new level with their recently released 911 handgun. I like the play on words. The 911 name indicates that you are always the first responder. I also have to wonder if there’s some meaning behind the idea of 1911 minus one thousand to indicate a small pistol. Who knows?
- Caliber: .380 ACP
- Length: 5.5"
- Height: 3.9"
- Weight: 12.6 oz
- Barrel: 2.7" 416R Stainless Steel, Black Nitride Finish, 1:16 Twist
- Slide: 416 Black Nitride, Loaded Chamber Indicator
- Recoil System: Full-Length Guide Rod w/ Flat Wire Spring