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Springfield EMP: Direction of Safety?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Aristides, Dec 5, 2009.

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  1. Aristides

    Aristides Member

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    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.
     
  2. HuntAndFish

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    Down is off safe or fire. All 1911 pattern handguns work the same way.
     
  3. Walkalong

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    The shorter OAL comes from shortening the mag well.

    Yes, down to fire.
     
  4. Lonestar49

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    Great SAO sc gun IMO

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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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