Springfield EMP: Direction of Safety?


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Aristides
December 5, 2009, 02:57 AM
On a Springfield EMP, to dis-engage the safety and fire the gun, do you push it DOWN, or flip it UP?

I don't own this gun, but I'm considering it. My current semi-autos (Sig P238 and Beretta Tomcat) but have a safety that you push DOWN to fire. I want a small 9mm whose safety functions the same way.

I know that the EMP is a short-action 1911. Do ALL 1911's have the same type/direction of safety?

Thanks.

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HuntAndFish
December 5, 2009, 03:42 AM
Down is off safe or fire. All 1911 pattern handguns work the same way.

Walkalong
December 5, 2009, 01:14 PM
I know that the EMP is a short-action 1911.
The shorter OAL comes from shortening the mag well.

Do ALL 1911's have the same type/direction of safety?
Yes, down to fire.

Lonestar49
December 5, 2009, 02:19 PM
On a Springfield EMP, to dis-engage the safety and fire the gun, do you push it DOWN, or flip it UP?

I don't own this gun, but I'm considering it. My current semi-autos (Sig P238 and Beretta Tomcat) but have a safety that you push DOWN to fire. I want a small 9mm whose safety functions the same way.

I know that the EMP is a short-action 1911. Do ALL 1911's have the same type/direction of safety?

Thanks.



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As mentioned above, flipping the "slide safety-lock-lever down" is one of 2 safety's that must be met, the other being the palm-grip-safety, in order for the gun to fire.

Many do have both type safety's built in, many don't and have the traditional thumb (activated) slide-lock-safety only.

Once you hold one in your hands (EMP) you will see how the thumb-slide-safety works as it goes up (locking the slide) into a cut in the slide and it prevents both, the slide from moving and the trigger, at the same time, from being pulled.

The EMP (which I have owned one, 9mm, for just over 1yr) is reliable as they come IMO, along with, a joy to own and shoot 9+1 (very accurate) and carry, locked and cocked, with no doubts, having both palm-grip and thumb-lock safety's which both have to agree (gun is in one's grip depressing the the palm-safety) and upon drawing out, one must flip the slide-lock-safety down which is a very natural movement (goes with the flow, so to speak) for the shooter..


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